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intro by Bruce Weber, essays by James Crump

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ISBN 10: 0821219960 / ISBN 13: 9780821219966
Published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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10 x 11 in. Black cloth boards with white spine titles. Lavish B&W photos. Condition is VERY GOOD ; no wear, covers clean but somewhat bowed. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not price-clipped ($60.00) minor wear, very clean. Photo. Stax. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 16168

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Publisher: Little, Brown & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First edition, as stated

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A celebration of the fine art photographs by the photographer better known for his fashion photography features reproductions of eighty of his most striking images, including portraits, nudes, and shots from the world of fashion and dance.

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Lynes paid his bills with fashion and portrait photography but is best known today for the work he cared most about--his homoerotic male nudes, which were little known in the 1940s and 1950s when he did them. It's hard to imagine Robert Mapplethorpe's or Bruce Weber's similar work, for example, had it not been for Lynes' precedent. Toward the rather sad end of his life in 1955, a patron came to Lynes--sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, who was eager to collect erotic photography and very interested in Lynes' pictures. Eighty images from the Kinsey Institute collection appear here, some of them male nudes but also portraits and fashion and dance work. Lynes knew how to make a beautiful photograph (his dramatic lighting techniques are breathtaking), and he had a deep sensitivity to human beauty. This well-chosen selection, both gorgeous and explicit (although never as outrageous as Mapplethorpe at his most notorious), includes only two of the photographs in George Platt Lynes Photographs 1931-1955 (1982). Essays by Kinsey curator Crump on Lynes' place in the art world and on homoerotic culture provide needed context. Gretchen Garner

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