EROTICA & PHOTOBOOKS OF NUDES
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The Nude At Big Sur
Crestone, CO: Cold Creek Press, 2002. 120 pages; 83 duotone images; 11.25 x 12 inches. Edition limited to 2,000 copies. SIGNED by Anchell. Cloth bound hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. $65.00
Twenty year retrospective of nudes photographed along the rocky coast and redwood forests of Big Sur, California.
Tokyo: Photo-planete, 1994. Full page bleed color plates throughout with two gatefolds. Staplebound Wraps. Fine except for a small scrape on front cover and tiny wear to top of spine. $100.00
A special edition of Deja-Vu, the Japanese photography magazine. Araki's trademark nudes, bound and not, in very explicit poses. Contrasted to those are photographs of flowers and urban scenes. All photos have had their negatives scratched and drawn on. Araki's statement on the idea of "obscenity."
Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1998. 128 pages, 14 gatefolds; profusely illustrated with tritone photographs, most full-page or full-spread; 9.75 x 13.5 inches. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $60.00
From the photographer: "Bodies, contours, nudity, full-blooded femininity--when models stop worrying about whether a particular position, gesture or facial expression is in tune with the standard concept of beauty, I start to photograph and keep things going to the point of exhaustion.."
Le Secret des Yeux: Photographies de Nus en Relief
Toulouse: Pas a Pas, 2001. 100 pages; 96 pages featuring hand-colored b&w photographs of nude women presented as a single large plate plus as a stereoscopic image; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Includes stereoscopic glasses and a cardboard stand in a tipped-in paper bag on the front pastedown. Text in French, Spanish and English. Hardback, not issued with a dj. Very Good/Near Fine with light shelfwear and a piece of masking tape to the bag. $45.00
Erotic studio shots of models with props that hint at an "old-timey" feel. The title translates as The Secret of the Eyes.
New York: Ipso Facto, 2000. 96 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w plates; 7 x 9 inches. Hardcover not issued with dust jacket. Very Good+, only some slight soiling. $22.00
Ethereal and playful female nudes.
Elmer Batters: From the Tip of the Toes to the Top of the Hose
Photographs by Elmer Batters; edited by Eric Kroll. Taschen, 1995. 216 pages; full-page color and b&w photographic plates throughout; 8.5 x 10 inches. Text in English, French and German. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Fine in a Fine dj. $44.50
Elmer Batters spent over 35 years photographing legs for publications such as Hip & Toe, Black Silk Stockings, Tip Top, Leg Language, Succulent Toes, Night Cap, Thigh High and others. This book features the best images of toe sucking, spread toes, nylons, thighs and pantyhose and cat-fights and female wrestling scenes. Graphic
E.J. Bellocq: Storyville Portraits Photographs from the New Orleans Red-Light District, Circa 1912
Photographs by E.J. Bellocq; Prints & preface by Lee Friedlander; Text by John Szarkowski. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1970. Fourth printing, 1979. 33 tritoned photographic plates; 9.75 x 11.25 inches. SIGNED BY SZARKOWSKI. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $300.00
Portraits of New Orleans prostitutes circa 1912.
One Leg Up NYC
Photographs by John Bentham; Foreword by Anthony Haden-Guest. New York & Buenos Aires: imagenHB / STF Ediciones, 2006. 156 pages; color and b&w photographic plates through out; 11 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY BENTHAM. Of a limited edition of 2000 copies, 500 set aside for promotional purposes. This is one of those with a stamp to FFEP to that effect. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. AS NEW. $80.00
OneLegUpNYC is an erotic-themed events company founded in 1999. This book is a visual journey through OneLegUpNYC's past events, parties, gatherings and history. The images capture an ever-changing erotic playground where guests come to discover, play, and realize their fantasies.
Heavy In White
Italy: Edizioni Del Museo, 2001. 42 duotoned photographic plates; 9.5 x 13.25 inches. SIGNED BY BIANCHI and dated. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine DW. $95.00
Female b&w nudes featuring food as a theme with slim and heavy women.
Bitesnich, Andreas H.
Munich: Te Neues, 2003. 200 pages; 30 duotone and 74 color photographs; 11.5 x 14 inches. Text in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dj. $45.00
Erotic nudes--male and female.
Heidelberg: 6x6.com / Edition Braus, 2002. 152 pages; 125 color and duotoned photographic plates; 9.5 x 13.5 inches. Text in English and German. Cloth covered hardback with a mounted 3D or lenticular image on the cover in a slipcase with a die cut window. Not issued with DJ. Near Fine in a Very Good+ slipcase. $30.00
From the publisher: The hotel in question is an establishment that rents its rooms by the hour. It is situated in Vienna and its furnishing and ambiance will meet the highest requirements when it comes to the staging of erotic fantasies. The Hotel Orient unites men and women who want to disclose their erotic dreams and wishes in front the camera of photographer Sylvie Blum, herself one of the protagonists. Graphic with full nudity and various suggestive tableaus.
Naked And The Veiled: The Photographic Nudes of Erwin Blumefield
London: Thames & Hudson, 1999. 144 pages; 16 color and 105 duotoned photographic plates; 9.5 x 12 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $25.00
Female nudes by one of the great fashion photographers. Many previously unseen images, from the 1930s to 1960s.
Muse: Desire & Severance
Edition Stemmle, 2001. 120 pages; 70 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10 x 12 inches. SIGNED BY BOMAN. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine with light bumps to two tips in a Near Fine DJ. $100.00
Photographs of two women in various states of dress and undress interspersed with the occasional still life, landscape or architectural shot--all in a noirish mode.
Giordano Bonora: Photographies Monotypes
Paris: Argraphie,, 1992. 104 pages; color photographs through out; 8 x 11 inches. From an edition of 1200 copies. Text in French and Italian. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Very Good with light wear to edges and tips. $55.00
Italian artist who uses photography as a starting point in his work.
Corpus: Beyond the Body
Edition Stemmle, 1999. 112 pages; sepia-toned b&w photographic plates through out; 10.5 x 13.5 inches. SIGNED BY BOOTH, placed and dated. Hardcover. Near Fine with a bump to one tip in a Near Fine DJ. $120.00
Nudes and bondaged bodies rendered in a style that is reminiscent of early forms of photography.
Barcelona, Spain: Focal Ediciones, 1999. Text in English and Spanish. 63 pages; 25 duotoned photographic plates; 4.75 x 6.5 inches. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Very Good with light soiling and light edge wear. One interior page has been dog eared; first page has the remains of a 2 inch wide sticker. $17.50
Female nudes printed on hand painted emulsion on hand made paper. Number 8 of a series called Asombra Coleccion.
Supreme 2005 Calendar
Supreme, 2004. 12 sheets plus front and back sheet of a slightly heavier weight, spiral bound with hanging hook; 13 full-page color photographic plates plus a sheet with 13 color photos on it; 15 x 22.5 inches. Oversized. In publisher's cardboard mailer. AS NEW. $300.00
Graphic female nudes interacting with skateboards and young men.
Clarke, Bob Carlos
Too Many Nights: The images of Bob Carlos Clarke
Panoramica, 2007. DVD in plastic case. Widescreen format. AS NEW. $19.50
Bob Carlos Clarke was Britain's leading photographer specializing in female sensuality. Over an hour of ever-changing scenes of bondage, nudes and explicit sexual content transform your TV or computer into an unlimited work of art. Clarke committed suicide in 2006.
Tropical Beauty: Nude Studies from Guadalupe
Los Angeles: John Amslow & Associates, 1962. First English edition. Translated from a Prisma book, Paris. Unpaginated (72 pages); except for 5 text pages, every page has a full-page, b&w plate; 7 x 9.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine with a slight smell in a Very Good plus price-clipped dj with light wear at tips and edges. $39.50
Unusual nude photos in which the models face is hidden in all sorts of contrived ways. Lovely copy.
New York: Stonewall Inn & St. Martin's Press, 1995. 48 color photographic plates; 4.25 x 6 inches. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $16.50
Male nudes in a variety of techniques by a photographer who died of AIDS in 1993.
Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1996. 120 pages; 60 b&w full-page b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. Includes a chronology; solo exhibitions, selected group exhibitions, selected reviews, catalogs and books, public collections, corporate collections, awards. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine dj. SIGNED BY DAVIS and dated. $65.00
Male and female nudes.
Metamorphose: New Erotic Images by Greg Day
Simon’s Town, South Africa: Janssen Publishers CC, 1998. 60 pages; 52 color and b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 8 inches. SIGNED BY DAY and dated. Cloth covered hardback. Near fine in a near fine DJ with a hint of soil and shelf wear. Photographer's small promo sticker to rear. $60.00
Male nudes, portraits of muscle-bound and tattooed men involved in sexual activities--some graphic. A lot of cigar smoking.
De Dienes, Andre
Studies Of The Female Nude
Twin Palms, 2005. 148 pages; 75 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 11.5 x 14.5 inches. From a total edition of 4000. Oversized cloth-bound hardback with DJ. Near Fine in a Very Good+ DJ with the remains of a price sticker to the rear and light wear and light indenting. $48.00
Ranging from the more natural of his nudes to the more experimental--severe angles, sandwiched negatives, etc.
Delessert, Pierre Michel
Impressions In Black
Lausann & Munich: Favre & Panorama, 1985. Color photographic plates through out; 9.5 x 11 inches. Text in English, German and French. Hardcover. Near Fine. $30.00
Nude studies of Black women from around the world.
The Photographer Frantisek Drtikol
Photographs and paintings by Frantisek Drtikol; text by Vladimir Birgus. Prague: Kant, 2000. First edition thus. Text in English. Includes lists of representation in public and private collections, a bibliography, list of plates, list of exhibitions and a French and German summary. 208 pages; 128 duotone and four-color plates; 9 x 11 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. $85.00
Retrospective of his art deco nudes (still some of the best ever), still lifes, portraits, etc. Exquisite book. A revised and expanded version of an earlier Czech-only distributed book.
Germany: Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, 1998. Illustrated through out with color photographic plates; 8.5 x 9.75 inches. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Near Fine with a touch of shelf wear. $33.00
Elaborately staged tableaus of nude women referring to harems with some scenes of whipping and lesbian love-making.
Beyond the Image
Kiel, Germany: Nieswand Verlag, 1997. Text in English and German. 108 pages; 76 b&w photographic plates; 10.75 x 12 inches. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. $40.00
Almost 100 persons of different ages in identical circumstances: without clothes or make-up, and with only a simple chair for moral support.
Futterman, Marilyn Suriani
Dancing Naked in the Material World
Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1992. 137 pages; illustrated through out with full page b&w photographic plates; 8.75 x 8.75 inches. SIGNED BY FUTTERMAN. Laid in is a promo card for Futterman's studio: on the front, under a photo, she has written "Marilyn S." in front of a printed "Futterman". On the back, "Marilyn S." is again written over a printed version of her last name. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. The FFEP has a 2 inch pen line on it. FEP has previous owners name discreetly written under the flap. $65.00
From the flap: A unique and illuminating photo-documentary that allows us to look beyond the exotic, sometimes grimy surface of the world of striptease and into the lives of the women who perform there.
Charles Gatewood Photographs: The Body and Beyond
San Francisco: Flash Productions / Sun in Scorpio, 1993. B&W photographic plates; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. SIGNED BY GATEWOOD. No. 1144 from an edition of 2000. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Near Fine minus Dust Jacket. $40.00
Retrospective of Gatewood's award winning photographs of America's sexual underground.
Photographs by Ralph Gibson. Introduction by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy. Afterword by Mary Gaitskill. New York Takarajima Books, 1995. 119 pages; 115 b&w images; 11 x 12.5 inches. SIGNED BY GIBSON. Hardcover. NF in a NF dj. Small dent to top of front board; small closed tear on front of DW; small tear to dj at one tip. Rippling to lamination at rear. $60.00
One of the most erotic collection of photographs ever published. Eric Fischl from the back cover: "To see the female form through the eyes of Ralph Gibson is to experience, profoundly, the pleasure of being a man." Helmut Newton: "We're friends forever and I still admire his books." Larry Clark: "I've known Ralph Gibson for twenty eight years and I've seen him naked." Well, even those of us denied that pleasure can enjoy the work.
Love Bites: Photographs
London: Editions Aubrey Walters / GMP, 1991. 71 pages; 60 b&w, hand-colored and color photographic plates; 9 x 10 inches. Oversized paperback with French folds. Near Fine with a bump to one corner. $16.50
Nudes and extreme sexual situations. From the back cover: supreme out dyke art photographer focusses on the Lesbian underground communities of which she is a part clubbing to marching harness to tutu ruff sex to romance.
The Rosehill Press, 1986. 82 duotone photographic plates; 11 x 14 inches. Foreword in English and Italian. Edition limited to 5000 copies. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Near Fine in Near Fine matching Slipcase. The lightest of wear to the edges. The mounted image on the front has some rubbing to it. $110.00
Male nudes shot in the studio. Beautiful production.
The Young Girl: The Theme of a Photographer
New York: William Morrow, 1978. First American edition. 111 pages; full-page color and b&w photographic plates throughout plus b&w text illustrations; 9 x 11.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine with a blind-stamp to the FFEP and a point where the book has been opened hard in a Very Good plus dj with light wear at tips. $135.00
From the flap: The young girl is at the heart of Hamilton's work, is its mainspring, its very foundation. They have lived together in perfect harmony. What a fortunate encounter, what a successful rapport.
Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 2000. 208 pages; 180 full-page b&w and color photographic plates; 7 x 10 inches. Includes an interview with the photographer and a list of plates. Hardcover. Near fine in a Near Fine DJ. $200.00
The first book from this former assistant to Richard Avedon. He's since become a well-known (and well-off) "erotic art" photographer. Blisteringly intimate and uninhibited photographs of his (at the time) wife. Nudes and graphic sex.
Lux Et Nox
Zurich: Scalo, 2002. 182 pages; 125 full-page, color photographic plates; 17 x 11.5 inches. SIGNED BY HENSON and inscribed. Laid in is a color, 7.5 x 5 inch, fold out, heavy, glossy-stock gallery announcement for a show at the Robert Miller Gallery in 2004, which features two images. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a Fine dj. There is a binding error on one page resulting in a little light creasing to one corner to that page. $700.00
Garden City, NY: Amphoto / American Photographic Book Publishing Co., 1975. 2 volumes, each: Unpaginated; 8 color and many b&w full-page photographic plates; 9 x 12.5 inches. Two cloth bound hardbacks in printed slipcase, not issued with dj. Both vol's are Very Good plus with light soiling and light edge wear. Slipcase is poor, intact but worn and separated in places.
The theme of these two volumes is classically posed, statuesque nudes.
Le Havre, France: L'Art Penultieme / APKI 015, 2001. First edition thus. Unpaginated (76 pages); 34 hand-cut, tipped-in color photographic plates; 6.5 x 6.75 inches. No. 74 from an edition of 100, SIGNED BY IKEJIRI with his hand stamp. Hardback covered in cloth and rough sandpaper; die cut cover and first page; bound-in ribbon ties. Fine. $85.00
The images are mostly female nudes staged in violent and erotic tableaus, drawn from Japanese and Western literary traditions. Many of the images have been distressed with scratching to the negatives or have been rendered with an altered color palette. The European edition.
New York: Ipso Facto, 1999. 192 pages; profusely illustrated with full page b&w photographic plates; 11.25 x 13 inches. Out of Pront. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $35.00
Beautiful French women in various states of undress.
Lausanne, Switzerland: Editions de la Cite, 1965. Unpaginated; b&w photographic plates through out; 11 x 11.5 inches. Text in French. Hardback with dj. Very Good plus with light soil, very light edge wear and a couple of closed tears. $75.00
Close ups of nude couples, entwined.
Japan: Fiction, Inc., 1996. 48 pages; 40 full-page or full-spread b&w photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches. SIGNED BY KERN and dated. Hardback with illustrated boards and a plastic, yellow see-through dj. Very Good with shelf wear along the bottom of the boards in a Very Good dj which has rub-off from xerox text on the back. $85.00
Kern's earlier work: girls girls girls, nude, with guns, in their underwear, with more guns. One has an iguana.
Benedikt Taschen, 1995. 160 pages; full-page, color and b&w photographic plates through out; 9 x 12 inches. Text in English, German and French. Cloth bound hardback. Near Fine in a Near Fine DJ. $25.00
Fetish photography including scenes of bondage, sado-masochism, role playing, rape, infantalization, etc. In these fantasy scenes the women are always on top.
Eric Kroll's Fetish Girls
Benedikt Taschen, 1994. 200 pages; full-page, color and b&w photographic plates through out; 9.5 x 12 inches. Text in English, French and German. Stiff wraps with French folds. Near Fine except for the loss of some laminate on the back cover. $18.50
Women: bound and gagged; spanked and whipped; in leather, rubber, saran wrap or nothing; in the studio, in the bedroom, out in nature; with whips, chains, masks, cigarettes, clothes pins, and all sorts of other props.
Mona Kuhn: Photographs
Steidl, 2004. 103 pages; 33 duotone and 30 color plates; 11.4 x 10.8 inches. SIGNED BY KUHN. Cloth covered hardback. As New in dj. $75.00
Formerly, assistant to Jock Sturges. Now making her own work with young nude bodies.
Taras Kuscynskyj: Women
Czechoslovakia: Foto Mida, 1992. Unpaginated; 60 full-page b&w photographic plates; 9 x 8 inches. Text in Czech. Laid in is a 12 page pamphlet with the English translation of the text. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Fine in a Near Fine dj. The laid in pamphlet has a tear and crease at one corner of the first page. $29.50
Kuscynskyj (1932-1983) was a Czech photographer of women: nudes, portraits, landscapes; affectionate, sweet, erotic. Not sure if it is the translation but the text is positively surreal.
Petits Nus Et Variations
Paris: Marval, 2001. 88 pages; 41 duotone photographic plates; 6.5 x 8.25 inches. Text in French. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Fine. $30.00
Adults in Wonderland: Grace Lau A Retrospective
Baltimore: Serpent's Tail, 1997. 120 pages; 32 color and 70 b&w plates; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Stiff Wraps. Fine / As New. $16.50
Cross gender dressing up, bondage, slaves.
Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2000. 112 pages; 46 full-page color photographic plates plus text illustrations; 11.5 x 11 inches. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Fine in a Fine dj. $45.00
Letinsky's study of contemporary lovers as they are seen, as they show, and as they see themselves, making love and inhabiting domestic space. Over a seven-year period, Letinsky visited lovers in their homes, hotel rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens and recorded in detail the promises, disharmonies, and disappointments that inhere in modern coupling.
Orientalia: Sex in Asia
New York: 2003. 196 pages; 126 four-color plates; 8 x 10 inches. Stiff Wraps with pink wraparound belly-band. Near Fine with slight bend to one corner. $18.50
For six years, Louie journeyed through the sexual underworld of Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam, Tibet, Thailand, and Japan, among others, photographing the day-to-day lives of women who exchange sex for money.
Madonna; Photography by Steven Meisel
New York: Warner Books, 1992. 132 pages including 8 page bound-in photo-comic book; profusely illustrated with photographs; 11.5 x 13.5 inches. In a printed mylar bag. Includes a music CD in it's own printed mylar zip-lock bag. As issued in die-cut and embossed metal covers with spiral binding, comic book bound-in, CD and Mylar bag. The book itself is in Fine condition; the CD is Fine, it's mylar bag is opened with a crease to one corner, otherwise Fine. The outer bag is Good with some indents to the surface and some scratches and a short tear to one corner where it was opened. $250.00
This copy is in particularly nice shape with all the original pieces intact.
Mayer, Brigitte Maria
Tubingen: Konkursbuch Claudia Gerhke, 1991. 140 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w and color full-page photographic plates many with tissue guards; 8.5 x 9.5 inches. Text in German. Cloth bound hardback with tipped on photograph to front cover. not issued with a dj. Fine though many of the tissue guards--of very very light paper--have flattened creases. $24.50
Single and group nudes arranged in various tableau of a disturbing, erotic and odd nature. This was so popular that a follow-up edition was issued. Mayer is a German artist who has been working with photography, video and performance art for many years. This is her first publication.
Body Light: Passages in a Relationship
Accord, NY: The Mombaccus Press, 1988. 48 pages; 19 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10.25 x 9.25 inches. SIGNED BY MCCORMACK and inscribed. Stiff Wraps. Good+: small bump to one corner, touch of sun to part of the spine, exposure to moisture to one tiny corner, light soiling. $16.50
Close-ups of a female crotch with small objects placed on it. Shot with infra-red film. Truely bizarre.
Early Erotic Photography
Koln: Taschen, 1993. Includes work by Auguste Belloc, Bruno Braquehais, Philippe Derussy, Louis Jules Duboscq-Soleil, Alexis Gouin, Felix Jacques-Antoine Moulin and Louis-Camille d'Olivier. Includes extensive historical notes about the images. 200 pages; profusely illustrated with color and b&w plates; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Text in English, German and French. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Very Good+. $27.00
Stereo-views, daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes--from the invention of photography one of the first subjects was the female nude. Here are examples from the early history of the medium.
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1983. 123 pages; full-page color and b&w photographic plates throughout; 9 x 11.75 inches. Text in Japanese. Trade paperback with dust jacket. Very Good with light moisture exposure which has caused tiny bits of light spotting on some pages in a Very Good dj with a stain and scrape to the back cover. $75.00
This is not a Japanese edition of White Women; it has photos not included in the other editions and totally different sequencing. SCARCE.
Sexy Girlfriends: Absolute Amateur 1
Goliath Books, 2001. 176 pages; b&w photos through out: 7 x 8.5 inches. Text in English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol and Italiano. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Near Fine. $30.00
Nude women in a variety of poses by an amateur photographer.
Uwe Ommer: Photoedition 2
Germany: Verlag Photographie, 1980. Full-page color photographic plates through out; 10.5 x 13 inches. Text in English. Stiff Wraps. Very Good with a bump to one corner and light yellowing around the edges. A spray of black to one corner of the text block. $19.50
Female nudes with a couple of glamour shots.
Munich: Kehayoff Verlag, 2000. 128 pages; 61 color plates; 12 x 9.7 inches. Illustrated boards. Near fine. No DJ, as Issued. $70.00
Divided into three sections: 1-Nude and semi-nude young women in fanciful rooms; 2-Nude and semi-nude young women against projected backgrounds; 3-Nude and semi-nude young women against white backdrop. Humorous and erotic.
Up & Down
New York Ipso Facto, 1999. 96 pages; 7 x 8.5 inches. Pictorial Boards. Very Good +. $28.00
From the back cover: "A woman goes by. 'Would you mind, Miss..?' The voluptuous bliss of a gesture, the limpid stirring of a breast, a strong temptation is this stranger, to penetrate her mystery by all means possible. To unmask this bosom, this symbol." In other words, women on the streets of Paris expose their breasts for the photographer.
Rosen, Michael A.
Sexual Art: Photographs That Test the Limits
San Francisco: Shaynew Press, 1994. Second printing, 1996. 63 pages; 52 b&w plates; 9 x 12 inches. Near Fine in Stiff Wraps. $22.00
According to the photographer, these are "transgressive images of explicit sex, featuring non-standard penetration".
New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1991. 57 full-page plates in duotone; 12.5 x 13.5 inches. Illustrated boards with printed acetate dj. Fine in like dj with barest hint of a bump to one tip and a press mark on one of the text pages. $37.00
The photographs are mostly of nude women in erotic poses; they were shot to be used as the basis of Salle's paintings.
Fruit of the Secret God: The Dark Erotic Images of John Santerineross
Attis Publishing, 1999. 80 pages; 32 full page photographic plates; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. From an edition limited to 2000 copies. Cloth-bound hardback with DJ. Near Fine in a Very Good DJ with traces of wear at the edges. $210.00
The artist calls his photographs neo-symbolist: the work combines narrative imagery, symbolism of ancient and modern cultures, eroticism, religious iconography, contrasting textures and dramatic lighting. The poetry of Victoria Rimerman accompanies the provocative images.
Santa Fe, NM: Arena, 2002. 196 pages; 131 four-color plates plus 24 four-color and b&w reference illustrations; 12.5 x 9.5 inches. Includes a list of plates. Cloth covered hardback. As New in publisher's shrink wrap. $135.00
An excellent survey of Saudek's work. "The erotic images of Jan Saudek reveal a world of fantasy where artistic play and expression are given free range." Erotic and bizarre.
Harry N. Abrams, 2000. 112 pages; 100 color and b&w photographic plates; 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Hardback, not issued with DJ. Fine. $17.50
Nudes from the well-known celebrity portrait and fashion photographer. Subjects include both men and women and range from supermodels--Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Jerry Hall, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford--and movie stars--Rene Russo, Sylvia Miles--to dancers, musicians, denizens of the demimonde, and personal friends of the photographer.
Rizzoli, 2000. 144 pages; full-page color photographic plates throughout; 11 x 12.5 inches. SIGNED BY SCHATZ on the FFEP. Cloth bound hardback in dj. Fine with a small indent to the bottom of one board in a Fine dj. $70.00
In his tenth volume of work, Schatz transforms his nudes--all psychedelically colorized in vibrant saturated tones as well as metallic ink--into a wild variety of forms, from the headless to the humorous, from the footless to the fantastic, from the sensual to the sardonic.
Vila Mimosa: 3 Days in Brazil
London: Dazed Books, 2004. 112 pages; full-page color photographic plates throughout; 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Trade paperback. Near Fine with light wear at tips and two pages with a tiny chip at edge. $35.00
European fashion photographer goes behind the scenes of Rio's sex industry. The shots are real but at the same time are posed, the subjects are prostitutes but, seen here, they are models.
Know Your Number
Munich: Graphics-Photos-Art, 1990. Full page and spread duotone plates; 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good+ with a patch of light soiling on FFEP in Very Good+ DJ. $22.00
The Figure in Motion: A Visual Reference for the Artist
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1986. 175 pages; 200 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Hardcover Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine with slight darkening along the top edge of the boards in a Very Good dj with overall darkening, particularly on the back, light soil and one closed tear. $16.50
Leaping, somersaulting, stretching, dancing figures animate this gallery of action poses, photographed for artists of all levels to use as reference when portraying human figures in motion.
Black & White Men
Natick, MA: Pond Street Press, 2000. 96 pages; 60 duotoned photographic plates; 9.5 x 9.25 inches. SIGNED BY SPADA. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket except for a 1/2 inche closed tear. $75.00
Nude physique photography of African-American and white men.
Natural Beauties: The Domai Collection
Goliath Books, 2004. 368 pages; color photographic plates through out; 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Text in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. Hardback, not issued with DJ. Fine. $30.00
From the publisher: A compilation of nudes from 20 photographers, introducing a new style of Nude Art. The Simple Nudes philosophy is to "simply" celebrate the model's beauty, and not subsume the model to any other purpose, not sex, not Art, not commercialism. Simple Nudes are characterized by the inherent beauty of the model in the natural state; no forced poses; no unnatural styling or props. Known as the DOMAI style, it is not a compromise between Art nudes and sex nudes, but is a true third art of nude appreciation.
Scalo, 2004. 176 pages; 90 color photographic plates; 14.5 x 11 inches. Cloth bound hardback in DJ. As New in publisher's shrink wrap. $135.00
Taschen, 2001. 160 pages; 151 black-and-white photographs; 9.5 x 12 inches. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. $48.00
Adolphe Sylvain (1920-1991) stopped off in Tahiti in 1946 and, enchanted by the beautiful landscape, welcoming people, and a certain island beauty who called herself Tehani, decided to stay. Presented here are Sylvain's best works, including landscapes, portraits, and images of celebrities visiting the island (such as Brigitte Bardot, Marlon Brando, and Charles de Gaulle) but mostly nudes.
Boston: Bulfinch, 2000. 112 pages; 70 plates; 12.5 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY TENNESON and dated. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a Near Fine DW. $60.00
Amsterdam: Reflex Modern Art Gallery, 2002. Unpaginated (approx. 60 pages); full-page color photographic plates throughout; 9 x 9 inches. Text in English and Dutch. Hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. Near Fine with light soiling to rear and two scrapes. $45.00
Provocative, hyper-real and sometimes sexy photographs addressing the idea of woman as slut.
Geneva: Bernard Letu Editeur, 1980. 80 pages; 60 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Text in English and French. SIGNED BY TRESS. Additionally, the artist has written on the colophon: "prints" plus his phone number. Oversized stiff wraps with French folds. Fine with a tiny bit of wear to the top of the spine. $75.00
According to the biography at the back: "Does project on male erotic fantasy centering around the phallus as source of imagery." This book is the result. Portrait of Tress by Duane Michals.
Figure's Modeling Art in Photography
Published in Japan in 2002, this 5.5 x 8.25 inch book has 160 full page, full bleed color photographs of nude Japanese women in nature settings. In many of the photos the figure appears to have been PhotoShopped onto a different background. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Near Fine: a price-sticker on the back cover and a wrinkle in the laminate on the cover. Stiff Wraps with French folds. $45.00
Nature Nude Model
Published in Japan in 2003, this 5.5 x 8.25 inch book features 152 full page, full bleed color photographs of nude Japanese women against seamless backgrounds. Many of the photos are ballet or gymnastic poses. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Near Fine. $45.00
Von Gloeden, Baron Wilhelm
Photographs of the Classic Male Nude
Camera/Classic Press, 1977. First American edition. 105 pages; 45 b&w photographic plates reproduced in color; 9.25 x 9.25 inches. Cloth covered hardback lacks dj. Very Good with light bump and light wear to tips. Some pencil marks on the FFEP. $75.00
A painter turned photographer, von Gloeden specialized in lightly erotized male nudes. His models were from the Mediterranean region and posed in classical compositions. The Italian fascists destroyed much of his work.
Von Unwerth, Ellen
Ellen von Unwerth's Wicked
New York: te Neues Publishing Co. / Schirmer/Mosel, 1998. First American edition. 56 pages with one gatefold; 36 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10 x 14 inches. Oversized stiff wraps with French folds. Very Good plus with a light crease to one corner, light indentations and tip wear. $34.50
Images of Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima. Some of the images are printed on a solid field of red, others on silver, most on high-gloss white.
Von Wangenheim, Wolfgang
Berlin: Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 1977. First paperback edition. B&W full-page photographic plates; 12 x 13 inches. One page of text in German. Stiff wraps. Very Good with some age darkening, light soiling and bumps and wear to corners. $40.00
Male, African nudes in the sand and surf.
Crazy Sexy Girls: Latvian Girls in Riva
Munich, Germany: Edition Reuss, 1999. 128 pages; b&w full-page photographic plates through out; 7 x 8.5 inches. Text in English, French and German. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Fine. $45.00
A bus, nine women, in various states of undress, mostly spread-eagled.
SEE: Thirty Ways to See
Tucson, AZ: Self-published, 1978. First edition. Unpaginated (40 pages, each page a double-wide sheet folded in half with both free ends bound in); 30 b&w and color full-page photos (two are semi-opaque printed overlays) and photo-collages plus a b&w self-portrait; 5.25 x 7 inches. Out of Print. Trade paperback with French folds. Good plus: lightly soiled and shelf worn; card covers are slightly detached at the spine; light crease at one corner. $55.00
An enigmatic and innovative artist who employed photography, lithography, and other printing techniques, Walker (1917-1998) is best-known for his handmade, limited edition books--books on which he not only made the photographs and manipulated the images in a variety of ways but also where he wrote the text, set the type, made the plates and printed them himself. This small jewel of a book is about the act of seeing, specifically looking at the female form.
Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1998. 136 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w plates; 14.25 x 10 inches. Hardcover. Near fine in VG dj with one closed tear and wrinkling to part of the back panel. $30.00
Weiermair, Peter - Editor
Male Nudes By Women
Edition Stemmle, 1995. 154 pages; 15 color and 90 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10 x 11.5 inches. Includes biographical information on the photographers. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine in a Near Fine DJ protected by a mylar cover. $26.00
21 female photographers photograph the male nude. Includes work by Nan Goldin, Lynn Davis, Karin Rosenthal, Sandi Fellman, Dominique Auerbacher, Dianora Niccolini, Marie Therese Litschauer, Bernis von zur Muehlen, Karin Rosenthal, Marsha Burns, Suzanne E. Pastor, Irene Peschick, Giuliana Traverso, Barbara DeGenevieve, Rosella Bellusci, Ernestine Ruben, Vera Hernandez Correa, Lenni van Dinther, Jacqueline Livingstone, Jaschi Klein and Sharon Stewart.
Nudes: His Photographs Accompanied by Excerpts from the Daybooks & Letters
New York: Aperture, 1977. 116 pages; 51 duotoned photographic plates plus 7 text tillustrations; 10 x 11.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine with a bump to one corner in Very Good- DJ which has one some soiling and light chipping to the crown of the spine. The flaps have been creased. $80.00
London: Velvet Publications, 1997. 96 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w photographic plates; 8.25 x 11 inches. Stiff Wraps. Very Good with light shelf wear. $19.50
From the publisher: 1972 found avant-garde film documentarist Peter Whitehead ensconced in a chateau in southern France with a teenage heiress model and a month's supply of film and psychedelic drugs. The startling results, never before published, are contained in Baby Doll, a beautiful yet distrubing visual diary of a lost four weeks spent in the pursuit of both physical and spiritual erotic extremes.