Curve: The Female Nude Now disrobes the female form once again to survey her most current representations. Whatever the medium - painting, sculpture, video, performance, or installation - the images in this book illustrate how contemporary explorations of the subject continue to yield an unprecedented and often unexpected range of ideals, metaphors, and personalities. While some artists continue to pay homage to the beauty of the female form, others have more complex agendas, straddling unsettling lines between shallowness and depth, or exploring and commenting on personal and political freedom. The waifish young women of one artist's oeuvre contrast sharply with the plump, luscious figures that inhabit another's. Even inspiration knows no boundaries; as modern works reference Old Master paintings and males and females alike draw on the kinky world of contemporary pornographic magazines. Featuring approximately 275 fresh and provocative images from over 90 of today's most prominent and often controversial artists, Curve: The Female Nude Now reveals the power and permanence of this seductive subject matter.
English - 208 Pages - 21.6 cm x 1.8 cm x 25.9 cm - 0.7 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 2021
The history of selling sex is a hidden one—and too often its practitioners are pushed to the margins of history. This book redresses the balance, revealing the history of the sex trade through the eyes of sex workers, from medieval streets to Wild West saloons, and from brothels to state bedrooms. These enthralling tales are brought to life by Whores of Yore creator Kate Lister’s witty and authoritative text, and illuminated by a rich archive of photographs, artworks, and objects offering insight into sex workers’ lives, challenging assumptions about this age-old trade. These captivating tales of sex workers from around the world and throughout history provide a powerful context to contemporary debates about sexuality and the empowerment of women.English - 255 Pages - 17 x 24 x 3.48 cm - 0.970 Kg
Avec elles, Play-Boy est devenu l'un des plus célèbres magazines de son époque, un phénomène culturel très discuté suscitant à la fois l'admiration et la réprobation comme baromètre de l'ambivalence de la morale sexuelle américaine. En plus d'avoir enrichi le vocabulaire des Américains d'un mot nouveau - Centerfold - les Playmates du Mois de Hefner ont enflammé l'imagination de millions de lecteurs à travers le monde pendant plus d'un demi-siècle. Elles sont toutes là, au fil des pages : une collection historique de 613 magnifiques Playmates, de l'inoubliable Marilyn Monroe, dans le premier numéro de Playboy en décembre 1953, à la charmante Tiffany Fallon, Miss décembre 2004 (et Playmate de l'Année 2005).
472 Pages - French - 23.5 cm x 4 cm x 33 cm - 2.8 Kg
Kinbaku-bi, anyone? Meaning “the beauty of tight binding,” Kinbaku-bi, the Japanese art of erotic bondage, has long fascinated Nobuyoshi Araki, who has made it one of his most important subjects. He’s been called a genius and a poet, and also a misogynist, a pornographer, a monster, but Araki’s work transcends simplistic moralistic classifications. He has said of his work: “There is no conclusion. It’s completely open. It doesn’t go anywhere.” Whether literally or figuratively, his bound subjects are certainly immobilized, yet in the most tantalizing ways. The book consists of three volumes, enticingly hand-bound in the Japanese tradition and packaged in a wooden box, featuring Araki’s selection of his favorite bondage photos from over his entire career.
Collector’s Edition, limited to 845 numbered copies, each signed by the photographer
600 Pages - English - 32.4 cm x 10.8 cm x 35.6 cm - 12 Kg
Ingrid Sischy, Ellen von Unwerth
Ellen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world’s most original and successful fashion photographers, she pays homage to the world’s most delectable females in Fräulein. This celebration of our era’s sexiest female icons includes Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Dita Von Teese, Adriana Lima, Carla Bruni, Eva Green, Christina Aguilera, Monica Bellucci and dozens more. Switching effortlessly between color and immaculate black and white, von Unwerth’s photography revels in sexual intrigue, femininity, romance, fetishism, kitsch humor, decadence, and sheer joie de vivre. Whether nude or in lingerie and a dazzling smile, her subjects are never objectified.These images were shot over the last 15 years and many are previously unpublished.
Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,500 numbered copies, each signed by the photographer
482 Pages - English - 30.5 x 44 cm - 10 kg