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While the female nude has long played a conspicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such attention, or acceptance. This ode to the male physique celebrates the evolving, at one time illicit, art form from anonymous 19th century erotica through to contemporary work from David Hockney and Duane Michaels.

Through the classic, the playful, and the provocative, it explores the compositions, postures, and role-playing of this often under-explored genre. Esteemed masters such as Herbert List, George Platt Lynes or Robert Mapplethorpe are all there, alongside Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, famed for his homoerotic images of nude youths in classical postures in Sicily. Further highlights include illustrations from Physique Pictorial, the leading organ of the mid-50s gay scene and a pioneer in gay publishing.

About the series

Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

 

Details

ISBN: 9783836558013
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 576
Publication Date: 11 Dec 2020
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 19.5(H) x 14(L)
Weight (gm): 1136

 

Reviews

"The definitive anthology of the male nude, right up to the present day." * The Mirror *

 

Author Biography

David Leddick has been an officer in the US army, a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and creative director of leading cosmetics brands. He has written and edited photographic books and has also been an advertising consultant. He divides his time between Paris, Miami Beach and Montevideo.
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