Fully Exposed: Male Nude in Photography

 
9780044404125: Fully Exposed: Male Nude in Photography

Fully Exposed is a pioneering cultural history of the photography of the male nude which sets the photographer and the model within our cultural and historical perceptions and prejudices. This second edition extends the book's coverage so that the story from the beginnings of the medium to the present day is complete.
Fully Exposed is lavishly illustrated with over two hundred and fifty photographs,many of them new to this edition. Different chapters discuss how the male nude has been used by artists, the way it has been treated in the popular press,in relation to British colonialism and scientific ideology. It also discusses `private pictures' taken at home or acquired as erotic material by the private collector. A final chapter brings the book up-to-date and discusses the male nude in the nineties.
The combination of art criticism and photographic essay make this an unusual and important book both for academics and the general reader.

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This is an illustrated history of the male nude in photography from the beginnings of the medium through to the 90s. Through a combination of art criticism and photographic essay, the book addresses the issues and prejudices surrounding representation of the male nude in different cultural and historical contexts. With over 250 photographs by artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Liebovitz, "Fully Exposed" is a study of how western societies react to and seek to control the challenges of the naked male body. Some of the photographers that are featured include: Lea Andrews, Diane Arbus, Jean Francios Bauret, Imogen Cunningham, Frank Eugene, Bernard Faucon, Duggis Fields, Yvonne Gregory, Annie Liebovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Angus McBean, Duane Michals, George Platt Lynes, Arthur Tress and Bruce Weber.

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"Thoughtful text and abundant imagery chronicle the history of nude male photography by straight/gay, men/women."-"Newsletter(Gay and Lesbian Caucus), April 1996

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