Arbitrary, yet enjoyable,
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This review is from: Ars Erotica: The Best Modern Erotic Art (Hardcover)
As a photographer, who also offers nude portraits to his clients, I am confronted with the issue of eroticism on an almost daily basis. "Ars Erotica: The Best Modern Erotic Art" showcases the work of a number of artists from different periods. Print quality is as you would expect it from a glossy, high volume print run.
There is a short write-up about every artist featured. Well researched, I believe, and very useful for the names, with which I was not already familiar.
Introductory notes are equally well researched but not given enough space to provide much information. Then again, this is not a text book.
The selection of artists seems a little arbitrary, which means that the book does not feel very representative of the genre. The selection of the specific works by Klimt and Schiele is disappointing within the concept of the book.
Nevertheless, this book is very enjoyable and probably a good visual resource for the novice to this subject.