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Baby Doll Hardcover – 21 Jun 2007


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Edition Skylight (21 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3037665807
  • ISBN-13: 978-3037665800
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.8 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michelle7 on 2 Sep 2008
Format: Hardcover
Richard Murrian is famous for his work with young, pretty, Hamiltonesque models. His previous two books were brilliant studies in youthful beauty captured with amazing, artistic flair. But in this third book, Baby Doll, he turns toward more familiar terrain - to his beautiful wife, Nancy Murrian. And it turns out that he could not have cast a more perfect subject. Nancy is absolutely radiant.

Anyone who has ever met Nancy could not fail to see that she was a beautiful woman. And charming too. But the magic that she and Richard create in Baby Doll transcends that, in an almost unbelievable way. More than that, their trust in and love for each other prompted their documenting material that is much more intimate and sexual than anything Richard has ever done before. Viewers will be held spellbound as Richard captures every inch of Nancy's tender, naked form and then moves into secret places that only a husband would know.

It took an enormous amount of trust to create this work; and an even greater sense of courage to publish it. Both Richard and Nancy should stand as an inspiration to artists the world over.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Murrian's best so far 17 Feb 2008
By wiredweird - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This gorgeous book features just one model (except once or twice): Murrian's wife, Nancy. She has a native grace and beauty that come through in every picture, enhanced by Murrian's obvious affection for her. Most of these pictures are nudes, and certainly not for anyone shy about genital details. They range from charming honeymoon pictures of the teenage bride, through a wide range of elegant poses and generally romantic settings, apparently covering many of their ten years of marriage. Her erotic potential simmers behind every photograph, and boils over one set of photos early on, then again in the final set that celebrates the Murrians' intimacy together. Even those photos of Nancy and a startling sex toy manages to avoid hard-core vulgarity, at least to my eye.

It's a beautiful book, and a charming tribute to a woman that the photographer obviously loves.

-- wiredweird
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
beautiful, sexy photography 21 Oct 2008
By Omar Siddique - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Many collections of nudes are full of dull art-school studies, black&white abstractions that convey little of the electric sexuality of the female form. Other collections try for sexy in the way "men's magazines" do, tawdry but quickly uninteresting in the age of the Internet.

By contrast, Babydoll is in a category all its own. The sole subject is the photographer's gorgeous wife, and the sexual tension and desire of that relationship are reflected throughout. Imagine if a skilled photographer decided to take hot photos of the woman he was really into, to show just how amazing she was to him... this is the result: an oustanding collection of erotic nudes, composed skillfully, capturing the chemistry and desirability of that woman.

The only negative is the small format. The hardbound book is only a little larger than a trade paperback, definitely not coffee-table sized. Ideally I'd want the pages to be about 25% larger than they are.

I'm both an amateur photographer and a connoisseur of beautiful female forms in all types of media-- these are best shot, most electric, sexiest nudes I've seen. (and it turns out the photographer has a web site, if this collection isn't enough!)

I've been ambivalent about this photographer's earlier works, but Babydoll reflects a new level of his art. Highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
flawless exotic 26 Jun 2008
By Sean M - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Richard Murrian's muse is perfection embodied. His model exudes the natural/erotic with such subtle power. Her skill at posing and Murrian's talent with his camera come together to compose an unbelievably beautiful portrait of an enchantingly sublime goddess. My only criticism, and it is a minor one, is that the images would have benefitted from being slightly larger. Other than that, the book is exceptional.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good for fans and followers 25 Feb 2008
By T. S. Little - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have admired Richard's photography, but most of my opinion was drawn from excerpts, and what I'd seen and from his first book (which I own as well). This book was a lot more erotic and explicit than I was expecting. While not a prude, it is not nearly as mainstream artistic as I was expecting, and significantly more adult-oriented and liberal erotica than anticipated. The work is still well done with some stunningly beautiful shots, and he is clearly a very talented photographer. However, this small book might not be placed in the most accessible portion of the art nude shelf when Mom comes over.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Powerful Intimate Nude Photography! 2 Sep 2008
By Michelle7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Richard Murrian is famous for his work with young, pretty, Hamiltonesque models. His previous two books were brilliant studies in youthful beauty captured with amazing, artistic flair. But in this third book, Baby Doll, he turns toward more familiar terrain - to his beautiful wife, Nancy Murrian. And it turns out that he could not have cast a more perfect subject. Nancy is absolutely radiant.

Anyone who has ever met Nancy could not fail to see that she was a beautiful woman. And charming too. But the magic that she and Richard create in Baby Doll transcends that, in an almost unbelievable way. More than that, their trust in and love for each other prompted their documenting material that is much more intimate and sexual than anything Richard has ever done before. Viewers will be held spellbound as Richard captures every inch of Nancy's tender, naked form and then moves into secret places that only a husband would know.

It took an enormous amount of trust to create this work; and an even greater sense of courage to publish it. Both Richard and Nancy should stand as an inspiration to artists the world over.
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