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1000 Nudes (Klotz) [Paperback]

Uwe Scheid , Michael Koetzle
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Nov 1994 Klotz
Este libro contiene un comentario sobre la evolucin artstica y social de la representacin fotogrfica del cuerpo humano desde 1839 hasta 1939.

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  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH (Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822889350
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822889350
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.5 x 5.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 618,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting cross-section 5 Sep 2000
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As the title suggests, this book consists of 1000 photographs of the nude. There is a strong bias towards the female nude, but male figures are also present. The collection consists of pictures dating from the 1850's up to the late 1930's, so is not exactly up-to-date but it would appear to offer a fairly comprehensive survey of the early years of nude photography.
Apart from some early daguerrotypes in fairly washed-out colours, the photography is all black-and-white. The image quality is fairly good, although some of the older originals have deteriorated with age. The quality of the photography is variable; some of it is excellent and some mediocre. Subject matter ranges from academic and classical figure studies, through the early German naturist movement to pin-up and erotic photography. There is an introductory essay and a short introduction to each of the 13 chapters, each in English, German and French. Otherwise the photos are left to speak for themselves with only the minimal inclusion of artist (when known) and date.
This would be a useful source book for artists as well as art historians and anyone with an interest in the human body.
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The Taschen publishing house is widely recognised as one of the best publicisers of image collections, particularly of erotic images. This substantial volume of 575 pages charts the use of monochromatic photographic images to portray the human, principally female, form in the hundred years that ended in 1939. The images are from the unique collection made by Uwe Scheid, and the wealth of material available there is imaginatively grouped into particular phases of intent on the part of the photographers, ranging from the overtly arousing to the more subtle 'artistic' aims of the genre. Each section is furnished with a brief essay by Michael Koetzle. Despite the fundamentally erotic nature of depictions of naked females, particularly for male observers, the result proves to be highly tasteful, at least for modern viewers, and the book is truly a gem of outstanding worth, in its breadth and depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Nude Erotic Photography from 1839 - 1939 11 Aug 2000
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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the human body as an art form. The pictures give a representative history of the female nude since the inception of the camara.
The pictures in this book delighted me and also shocked me. Most of the pictures are of erotic in nature but some are very explicit showing sexual intercourse.
The quality of the pictures are of good quality considering most of the picutres were taken over 100 years ago.
This is a must have for any collecter of erotic photography.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book around on Vintage Erotica! 16 Jan 2000
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All the photos are old-time nudes and erotica but the images from the mid 1800's are astonishing. Nudes, kink, even sexual stuff!
The material is presented along with some excellent and insightful commentary. All in all this book is amazing value and highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Facinating historic perspective on nude photography 1 April 2010
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An explicitly illustrated historic perspective on nude photography, with brief chapter introductions about the juxtoposition of photography with societal mores, technology, and art. Most depictions of nudes in art and photography are not for the sake of art, this collection is no exception. The models are for the most part ordinary looking women and a few men of their day in curious and revealing poses, but there are some gems within the collection, and a few that might be mistaken for present day centerfolds. As a photographer, historic collector, and artist I found it interesting, enlightening, well printed, and sometimes a bit surprizing. For example, the similarity of appearance, pose, and subject to some of the more famous contemporary painters of the time suggests common sources of inspiration. Compare Reutlinger's 1890 stage girl in this collection to John Collier's 1892 painting of Lilith (or for that matter, Boris Vallejo's 1978 Transfiguration), or compare Huber's 1875 photo with John Singer Sargents fammous painting of a Nude Egyptian Girl. Readers interested in a more complete perspective may also enjoy Vigue's1000 Masterpieces of Painting Nudes and Pearsall's Tell me, pretty maiden: The Victorian and Edwardian nude.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars every woman should own this book to show to their guy 2 Aug 2004
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This is what most women look like. If you want to see real nudes, not digitally or surgically altered, buy this book. This coming from someone who knows the business of digitally altering photos.
4.0 out of 5 stars good 6 Mar 2014
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an amazing array of images , from the beginning of erotic photography, and any photography from that time is fascinating .
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