ISBN 9783791331652,Icons Of Erotic Art

Icons Of Erotic Art

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PIPPA HURD

Publisher:

Prestel Publishing

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ISBN 9783791331652
Publisher

Prestel Publishing

Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13

ISBN 9783791331652

ISBN-10 3791331655
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Erotic & nude photography

This intimate, exquisitely produced collection of two millennia of erotic art takes a fresh look at the genre, offering provocative insights into what distinguishes the merely titillating from the masterful.
Beyond matters of personal taste, the best erotic art sets up a dramatic tension between a sense of pleasure and a sense of place. Icons of Erotic Art brings together 150 sublime examples of this dynamic, covering nearly every major period on art history: ancient, Renaissance and Rococo paintings; treasures from India, Japan and China; Impressionist and Modernist masterpieces; even caricature, cartoons, and Pop Art. These works are given close consideration, enhanced by details and compelling text. The result is a dazzling display of artistic eroticism and a new understanding of how its power transcends time and temperament.

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