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How to Read Erotic Artby Flavio Febbraro
Synopses & Reviews
Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information.
How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers is the third book in Abrams successful series that includes How to Read a Painting and How to Read a Modern Painting.
Eroticism is a truly universal topic, a subject that has always fascinated humankind. Erotic art is telling: It reveals much about an era, a culture, and psychology; it can be sweet, aggressive, soothing, or wild. Erotic Art explores the history of erotic art and presents paintings, drawings, etchings, sculptures, and more by Titian, Picasso, and Keith Haring, by Bernini, Rodin, and Giacometti, and from ancient Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, and the Middle East. Reproduced in lush color with close-up details, the art is accompanied by texts that offer insights into how to read the different works. In this book, erotic art gives up its secrets.
Praise for How to Read Erotic Art:
andquot;The lush illustrations together with the texts . . . make How to Read Erotic Art an informative, fun, and sexy addition to any collection.andquot; andmdash;The Huffington Post
Filled withand#160;great masterpieces by such artists as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, and Titian, How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting takes the reader into their world.and#160;As inand#160;the internationally successful and innovative How to Read a Painting, each spread uses an important painting as a way to explain a key concept, with numerous large details. Here, 180 works illuminate key ideas in Renaissance painting, from "perpective"and#160;andand#160;"the golden section" to "grace" and "symbolism."and#160;In addition, there are brief biographies of theand#160;major artists. The result is an original, accessible, and affordable volume that offers an introductionand#160;into the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance.
About the Author
Born in London in 1959, Danny Moynihan is a painter and writer. He went to the Slade School of Art, London in 1977. In 1981 he opened the Space Gallery with Paul Kasmin and furniture designer Jasper Morrison. Moynihan moved to New York in 1983 where he worked at the Robert Miller Gallery. On his return to London he took up painting again and had several exhibitions in Los Angeles and London. He has curated numerous shows, most notably and#145;Psychoand#8217; at Anne Faggionato, London, and#145;Artist and Photographyand#8217; at Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, and and#145;Between a Rock and Hard Placeand#8217; at Rove Gallery, London, and is also a founding member of Photo London. Moynihanand#8217;s book, and#145;Boogie Woogieand#8217;, for which he also wrote the screenplay, is currently in production starring Gillian Anderson, Charlotte Rampling and Heather Graham. His book and#145;Baitand#8217; is being published in 2008.
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