Title The Nude In Photography.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket is very worn and torn.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Playboy Press, Chicago: 1975.
0872234452 / 9780872234451
Seller ID 67995X1
Since the invention of the camera, no subject has fascinated the loving eye of photographers - and challenged their artistic and technical ingenuity - as much as the nude human body. For some 120 years the architectural grace and sensual vitality have been expressed in every kind of attitude, in every kind of attitude, in every kind of setting, and with every possible photographic motive from lust to veneration. The Nude in Photography portrays these attitudes, settings, and motives as they have evolved since the 1850s, when the photographer Durieu posed some of the earliest nudes in history under the direction of the artist Delacroix in Paris. The pictures have been assembled from around the world by Arthur Goldsmith, whose taste and discernment are expert, and whose position as editorial director of Popular Photography has given him an extraordinary vantage point from which to select not only the best of yesterday and today, but the trends leading to tomorrow. Includes an Index of the photographers.
(Key Words: Female Nudes, Women, Arthur Goldsmith, Photography, George Adams, Allen A. Dutton,Philippe Halsman, Dudley Gray, Edward Weston).