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Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/ Fetish and the Art of the Teese [Hardcover]

Dita Von Teese
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Book Description

1 Mar 2006

On one side, Dita Von Teese shares the beauty of the burlesque world, with bubblegum dreams and show tunes to strip to. Flip over for fantasies in fetish with dramatic costumes and the allure of submission.

Burlesque and the Art of the Teese

"I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute."

I'm a good dancer and a nice girl, but I'm a great showgirl. I sell, in a word, magic. Burlesque is a world of illusion and dreams and of course, the striptease. Whether I am bathing in my martini glass, riding my sparkling carousel horse, or emerging from my giant gold powder compact, I live out my most glamorous fantasies by bringing nostalgic imagery to life.

Let me show you my world of gorgeous pin-ups, tantalizing stripteases, and femmes fatales. I'll give you a glimpse into my life, but a lady never reveals all.

Fetish and the Art of the Teese

You may have come for the fetish. Or you may just be sneaking a peek at this mysterious and peculiar other side. No matter what you've come for, there is something for you to indulge in.

My world of fetish may not be the one that you would expect. As a burlesque performer, I entice my audience, bringing their minds closer and closer to sex and then -- as good temptress must -- snatching it away. As a fetish star, I apply the same techniques. . . .

An opera-length kid leather glove, a strict wasp waist, an impossibly high patent leather heel, a severely painted red lip. . . . Come with me into my world of decadent fetishism.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Regan Books; 1st edition (1 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060591676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060591670
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.6 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Dita Von Teese is the queen of burlesque.” (Cosmopolitan)

“Dita Von Teese [is] the queen of the new burlesque renaissance.” (Los Angeles Times)

“Dita Von Teese doesn’t just look like the ultimate vamp. She actually is.” (Bizarre Magazine)

“Dita Von Teese is, undisputably, the woman of the moment.” (London Times)

About the Author

Dita Von Teese is the undisputed Queen of Burlesque and a modern-day fashion icon. The author of the bestselling Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese, she has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Playboy, and international issues of nearly every fashion magazine. Dita was the first guest star in the history of the Crazy Horse Paris and has appeared at events for Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Chopard, and the Cannes Film Festival. She lives in Hollywood, CA.

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 22 Aug 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For starters, this book really is a bargain price: Dita could easily have priced this at £30 or £40. It's a substantial, heavy hardback, full of quality glossy pages. The book is split into two sections- the front is Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, but flip the book over and the book is called Fetish and the Art of the Teese. Each section equates to pretty much half of the book, so there is no preference shown for one or the other. Inside, most of the full page photos are accompanied by a page of text, so it's not just a book of photos, there is also a lot about Dita herself. She reveals her style inspirations, favourite designers, how she styles herself, the history of Burlesque, her favourite dancers, her tips & techniques and some autobiographical detail. All of the photos are very artistic and there is some nudity. If you are interested in fetish, burlesque, erotica, photography, dance or just Dita herself, then I really recommend this book because I don't think you will be disappointed by the sheer scope and depth of this jam-packed book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Burlesque Secrets 23 Feb 2006
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A simply stunning book, visually a portfolio of some of the best photographs ever taken of one of my all-time favorite models, erotic dance and renowned beauty, Dita Von Teese.
Dita does not disappoint, any fact, relevant to the history of burlesque is included here. It is interesting, fascinating and stimulating reading, in fact I could not put this book down.
It is also a 'tour de force' showing Dita's deep love of her subject and her research into it, this is no light weight essay on striptease but a fun and enjoyable read on female and male fantasy. The other half of the book devoted to Fetishism has a detailed analysis of such fetishes as stockings, shoes, feet, rubber and leather.
I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth waiting for! 25 Feb 2006
By Shirin
So finally it's out, having been put back seemingly time and time again, but it has to be said - it was worth waiting for.
This is a beautiful book, a decent-sized, hefty coffee table tome, packed to the gills with photos spanning Dita's career, covering pin up, fetish and burlesque. It all makes for fantastic eye candy, and the writing's pretty nifty, too.
Whether you're specifically a Dita fan, or are just keen on stylish, elegant glamour photography, this is well worth getting hold of.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a tease! 14 Sep 2007
This is a beautifully photographed book telling a brief story of the history of burlesque without being too heavy. If you are interested in period costume underwear from the 1920s to 1950s, this may also be of interest. The fetish side is a treat for all leather, rubber, latex, high heels and hosiery afficionados too. A good buy for two books in one. It also reveals how ugly ducklings (and believe me, Dita looks quite weird as a child with blonde hair!) can transform into vampy swans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dare you to put it down 15 Feb 2010
Many applaud Dita for helping bring burlesque to the attention of the masses and some feel cheated as there are so many other fantastic burlesque artistes out there that aren't getting quite the same recognition. Whichever catagory you fall into you'd be lying if you said you didn't like this book.
It is a fantastic price you get some much for your money - two books in one for that fact. I always have this book out on my coffee table and its always picked up and flicked through by visitors and proves to be a real talking point. There are a lot of Dita's own personal memories, tips and opinions in this book and I found myself quite often jotting down names and places to google and find out more about. She certainly is a well researched and passionate person and makes no claims to be the best out there which is rather humbling.
This book is a feast for your eyes and a good investment piece (at a barganous price!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning photography if a little sparse 12 Jan 2008
I adore Dita, I'd love to kidnap her and keep her under my bed but alas it is not to be.
I loved that this book came in two parts, the front has dita in softer, artistic glamour poses, and the back more fetish and burlesque glamour. The book is a little basic, with bullet points which does give off a little "dummies guide" kind of feel...but over all its worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
First off it's a visually stunning book and it's full of Dita looking absolutely gorgeous. Also I love the quirky aspects of Dita's writing and I found it very informative on the background of Burlesque. It's very interesting so I strongly recommend it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 17 Sep 2006
When I got this book in my hands it felt like all my birthdays and christmas had come at once You have the sweet sugary side to titilate you and mesmorize you.

Then comes the dark and sleek fetish side...what a book! Highly recommended. Men if it's for you it's classy stuff you wont be afraid to hide from your woman, and girls it shows us all how to to be that little bit more galmorous! Fantastic!
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Published 14 days ago by Alice
5.0 out of 5 stars fashion or kink you will love this book
A gorgeously glamorous book with stunning pictures and interesting words. If you are a fan of Dita herself, photography, fashion or kink you will love this book!
Published 1 month ago by Kerry Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
Written by the Queen of Burlesque herself, this book is wonderful. Not only does Dita have a very unique and captivating writing style, but the stories she tells leave you giggling... Read more
Published 6 months ago by SJ
4.0 out of 5 stars very happy
wanted this book for a while very happy with it. speedy dispatch and delivery
slight damage to the spine which was not stated but for the price i cant complain
Published 7 months ago by Miss H L Stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
I love Dita and this book is a must have for anyone who loves her too. Such a beautiful layout and it's a real good book.
Published 7 months ago by Rubie Godridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book
I bought this book for myself as I am a fan of Dita von Teese.
It is a beautifully produced book with great photographs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Birdy37
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Excellent speedy delivery. I love Dita von Teese and the whole beauty and art of burlesque. Great book with lots of lovely clear photographs. Any Dita fan would love this book!
Published 8 months ago by Mrs J L Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book as described looks new
beautiful book as described looks new not impressed with delivery firm though didnt even attempt to deliver to me left with shop on main road and only guesswork and knocking on... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Diane Sykes
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply divine
Book is in excellent quality considering the bargain price, lovely book. Its not just picture theres quite a lot of reading, a must have for dita admirers
Published 14 months ago by Eleanor Lees
4.0 out of 5 stars Dita at her best
Wonderful pictures of Dita looking as good as ever. I bought this as a gift and they loved it. Love the way the book has a flipside from burlesque to fetish. Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. Taylor
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