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The watercolors, drawings and print portfolios presented in this publication are not only outstanding examples of their genre, but also an invaluable documentation of social mores and cultural history from the 17th century onwards. These works of erotic art from all over Europe are part of a major private collection built up over a period of many years. The main focus of this particular selection is on lesser known and rarely published material, open to a wide range of possible interpretation. In tracing the history of taboo, secrecy and prohibition, this book gives its readers access to material previously available only to scholars and specialists.
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Not only are they magnificent examples of their genre, the watercolors, drawings, and print portfolios presented in this publication also provide a valuable record of Western cultural history and social mores from the 17th century to the present. Drawn from all over Europe, the more than 200 enticing works featured are--remarkably--part of an immense private collection. The primary focus of this book is to present lesser-known works from the collection, especially works that have rarely been published, if at all. There are familiar names: Hans Bellmer, Pablo Picasso, André Masson, Jules Pascin, and Max Ernst are represented by some unusual and surprising works that most viewers have not seen unless they are scholars. There are also many anonymous works, as well as sections of rare French and German series and portfolios, and six illuminating texts, including one by the French writer Georges Bataille, whose fascination with the transgressive and perverse make him an expert essayist on the subject. As fascinating as anything you'll find in the Kama Sutra.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Book Description Stemmle, Zurich & New York, 1995. HARDCOVER. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Thick, heavy Square 4to in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 295pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to top edge of spine panel) ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. UK customers please allow an extra 4 to 6 days for delivery (contact us if you need this item more quickly). . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Seller Inventory # T15V1796
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