- By David Leddick

The Male Nude

  • Title: The Male Nude
  • Author: David Leddick
  • ISBN: 3822841056
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Male Nude For anyone who worships the male body or wants to know why others do TASCHEN s th anniversary special edition While the female nude has long played a concpicuous role in western iconography the mal

    For anyone who worships the male body or wants to know why others do TASCHEN s 25th anniversary special edition While the female nude has long played a concpicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such adoration This collection provides an overdue review of material that at one time could only be bought under the counter, beginning withFor anyone who worships the male body or wants to know why others do TASCHEN s 25th anniversary special edition While the female nude has long played a concpicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such adoration This collection provides an overdue review of material that at one time could only be bought under the counter, beginning with the anonymous erotica of the 19th century It features the pioneer homoerotic nude photographs of Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, posing nude youths in classical postures at Taormina in Sicily It includes illustrations from groundbreaking magazines such as Physique Pictorial, the leading organ of the mid 50s gay scene, and it covers the entire range from classic masters of male nude photography, such as Herbert List, George Platt Lynes or Robert Mapplethorpe, to the pin up beefcake of the sex magazines.

    1 thought on “The Male Nude

    1. Fascinating to see the chronological progression of the nude male image and its shifts in ideal beauty and body type. Okay, and naked men!

    2. I have to remark on a certain aspect of this publication. I had the opportunity to see both a 1998 edition, and the newest 2015 one (which is the one I own). The 2015 edition has a lot of photos removed. I don't know if it was done to save on ink or why, but I'm talking of hundreds of images just cut out of the book. Some I won't miss, and a few cuts I can completely understand. But there were a lot of beautiful quality images in the original edition that you can no longer find in the 2015 book. [...]

    3. Text in three languages (English, French, German) and absolutely beautiful photography, from the 19th century onwards. It is interesting to see the change in male nude photography over the years.One of the photos (The Swimmer, 1983, by Dianora Niccolini) can also be found on the front coverof my edition. It is an excellent example of some of the gorgeous, and exquisite, photos shown in this book.

    4. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I didn't expect to learn very much when I opened it, yet I learned quite a lot. I found the history fascinating and the photos interesting and honestly more tasteful than I expected.

    5. The tiny re-issue is unsatisfactory, impossible to peruse photos due to their small size and the thickness of its back ie. narrow apperture when opening it.

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