D 2004, 144 pp., cloth, € 40.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Today, despite increased exposure, whether in gay magazines or in advertising, the naked male figure retains an aura of mystery, a secret to be revealed only in the privacy of the bedroom or, briefly, the changing room. »Male Bodies« looks at the new wave of photography of the male nude within its historical context, and asks how this reflects and comments on the times in which we live. From paradigms of physical perfection to gay icons, this illustrated survey of male nude photography presents various portrayals of masculinity as ssen through the eyes of the world's most renowned photographers. Photographers have been documenting the male form in order to serve a variety of purposes, from motion and anatomical studies to models for subsequent paintings to purely aesthetic and erotic ends.