Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955: Leddick, David Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955: Leddick, David Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955: Leddick, David

Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955

Leddick, David

Published by Universe Publishing, New York, 1997
Condition: vg Soft cover
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Quarto. 128pp. Original photographic wrappers over decorative paper covered boards. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece. This extraordinary book documents a fascinating moment in the history of American culture - a period in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s that gave birth to new notions of male beauty and desire, and to a new type of male icon. Long before Stonewall and the gay pride movement, there was a small group of daring men - both photographers and the models who sat for them - who helped pave the way for male sexual liberation. Led by the photographer George Platt Lynes, the painter Paul Cadmus, and the arts patron Lincoln Kirstein, this group shattered taboos surrounding the artistic presentation of the male figure. The young subjects of these photographs - who often posed after-hours in studios officially used for fashion shoots - were in essence the first true male models. In a perfect complement to the intimacy of these early nudes, photographs are included of these men today. Closed tear along upper fore-edge of wrappers. Wraps in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29752

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Title: Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955

Publisher: Universe Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: vg

Edition: First edition.

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