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The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography (Mammoth) (Mammoth Books) [Paperback]

Maxim Jakubowski , Marilyn Jaye Lewis
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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31 Dec 2001 Mammoth Books
This stunningly produced volume of black-and-white photographic art brings together 80 leading photographers from the US, UK and Europe who have made a name in nude and erotic work. As their exciting but and imaginative images reveal, the medium of black-and-white ideally lends itself to erotic photography. Each contributor offers a six page display of their work, together with a brief biographical vignette. Among the acclaimed international photographers featured in this book are: RC Horsch; Bob Carlos Clarke; Michelle Serchuk; Roy Stuart; Annie Strinkle; Trevor Watson; Maurizio Maon; Wolfgang Eichler; The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica is the first of a new line of illustrated Mammoths. Building on the success of text-only Mammoth erotica volumes, amazingly this book offers masses of high quality photographs at an affordable price.


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  • Paperback: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing (31 Dec 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841193259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841193250
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 14.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maxim Jakubowski is a British writer and editor who has been called the king of the erotic thriller and has edited the first five Mammoth volumes of erotica. He lives in northwest London. Marilyn Jaye Lewis is an American writer of erotica who has for years run 'Marilyn's Room', on one of the US's most popular websites devoted to erotic writing and photography. She lives in New York.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 19 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As others have mentioned already, I too think that some of the lovely images are not all that erotic. That does not detract from the fact that there are some beautiful works of art in a wide range. A few males, but mainly females. Something for everyone. It is sexy and sensual, and occasionally erotic. Nothing offensive, but certainly "horny". It is a relatively "safe" book to leave out on the coffee table for visiting parents or prudes, but some of the pictures are bound to give them a healthy blush or make them fluster... *wink*
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice nudes, but not Erotica 26 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Everyone obviously has different views on what is and what is not erotic. For me, the images in this book are rarely erotic. It is full of fantastic nudes and perhaps I was expecting the wrong thing but I didn't find many of the images erotic.
A more appropriate title would have been "The Mammoth Book of Nudes" so that one doesn't buy it with wrong expectations. As photography, most of it was to my liking. But most images (not all) are of models' bodies or body parts with, in my opinion, little sexual expression. Besides, I don't find models obviously posing erotic. It's just not natural enough. For really natural, fun photos (but not necessarily erotic either), check out Diana Scheunemann's "Ambisexual".
Overall, the sexuality was far too subtle for me (and, no, I wasn't expecting porn). But the subtlety may well be to your liking.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Four hundred and eighty pages, seventy eight photographers with 6 or 7 photographs each. Each photographer has a few paragraphs of introduction and a small pic of themselves followed by examples of their work.
There should be something for everyone in this book. Personally, I would only class about half of the photos as "erotic". There is a fair amount of run of the mill nude portraiture, a smattering of bondage, enough stockings to placate the nylon enthusiast and some good old fashioned fetish imagery.
My personal faves would have to be Ben Westwood (see his self-titled book), Trevor Watson (see Cheek) and John Deitrich. Thanks to this book I have also been introduced to the stunning noir meets fetish glamour of Chas Ray Krider.
A bit too arty? Possibly. Not enough glamour? Certainly. But definitely worth owning as an introduction to some technically superb photographers. And who knows, you might discover a new favourite.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to compare styles 16 July 2003
Format:Paperback
There are lots of great photographs in this book. The vast majority of which highlight the beauty of the subjects. There are some which to me are bit smutty, but the beauty of such a book is that you may totally disagree.
Great book to buy to compare different styles.
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