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Leddick, David (Editor/Author); Mapplethorpe, Robert; Weber, Bruce & Various Other Contributors. NAKED MEN TOO: LIBERATING THE MALE NUDE 1950-2000. New York City, NY: Universe Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 144 pages. Fine/Fine.

Landmark collection of contemporary male nudes. One of the most beautiful erotic art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Universe: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards, which utilize a male nude portrait, and white titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of contemporary photography. Foreword by Quentin Crisp. Text and Captions by David Leddick. Commentary by Ethan Winslow. Index of Models appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents David Leddick's "Naked Men Too: Liberating The Male Nude 1950-2000". Takes up where the first volume, "Naked Men", leaves off. Vintage as well as more recent nude portraits of celebrated models, actors, and in the case of the young Yves Saint Laurent, a daring fashion designer. "Exposes the breakthrough nude male photography and art that changed the perception of male beauty. Focussing on the work of influential photographers such as George Platt Lynes, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Bruce Weber, Leddick chronicles the visual revolution that paralleled social and sexual liberation since the late 1950's. With brief biographies of the models, including early renegades like Joe Dallesandro, Rupert Everett, and more, this provocative book features reproductions of the original photographs alongside portraits of the models today. This dynamic history of male nudity in art and advertising is for all audiences, gay and straight" (Publisher's blurb). Leddick's discriminating taste and impeccable eye make the selections a cut above the rest among the now-innumerable books on the subject. The second volume in a trilogy that began with "Naked Men" and concludes with "Male Nude Now". An absolute "must-have" title for erotic art photography collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 200 plates. Some of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "NAKED MEN: PIONEERING MALE NUDES 1935-1955" AND "MALE NUDE NOW" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0789303965. $100.00

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