David Leddick's "Naked Men" is a most unusual collection of nude photography. Leddick's expressed intent is to chronicle the early history of photographing unclothed men, and he sets about it in two divergent ways.
David Leddick's "Naked Men" is a most unusual collection of nude photography. The narrative centers around the photographer George Platt Lynes (1907-1955), the creator of many of the photographs reproduced in the volume, and his circle of like-minded friends in early twentieth-century New York, including the artist Paul Cadmus (still living), and the recently deceased arts impresario Lincoln Kirstein.
The male nude has been a staple of art since the Greeks graced their public buildings with the glorified forms of gods and heroes. Great book with an artistic assortment of classic male nudes. What makes this one different than your typical book of vintage nudes? This book combines stories and updated photographs of the men who did it first. Quite a wonderful and fascinating book- as well as a trip down memory lane. Many full page portraits- a great coffee table book.
This extraordinary book documents a fascinating moment in the history of American culture-a period in the 1930's, 40's, and 50's that gave birth to new notions of male beauty and desire, and to a new type of male icon. Long before Stonewall and the gay pride movement, there was a small group of daring men-both photographers and the models who sat for them-who helped pave the way for male sexual liberation.
Male Nudes by David Leddick (Paperback, 2001). Brand new: lowest price.
While the female nude has long played a conspicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such attention, or acceptance. This ode to the male physique celebrates the evolving, at one time illicit, art form from anonymous 19th century erotica through to contemporary work from David Hockney and Duane Michaels. Through the classic, the playful, and the provocative, it explores the compositions, postures, and role-playing of this often under-explored genre.
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FotoFactory Anthology Series. From an exhibition at the David Aden Gallery, Venice Beach, California June 26, 1998 through August 28, 1998. Published in 1998 by FotoFactory Press and printed in Hong Kong.
Author: David Leddick. FotoFactory Anthology Series.
David Leddick has been an officer in the US army, a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and creative director of leading cosmetics brands. He divides his time between Paris, Miami Beach and New York. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
His nonfiction work includes Male Nude and Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes. Naked Men has been described as "an erotically charged spectacle of photographs taken by George Platt Lynes and the PAJAMA group from the thirties, forties and fifties. In Male Nude, Leddick writes that "for some people, nakedness signifies liberation, a joyful and un-neurotic sexuality; for others, it stands for a licentiousness which threatens traditional moral standards. Both of these seemingly contradictory attitudes rest on a common assumption: that the exposed body is emotionally charged and potentially subversive.