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The Beauty of Fetish Hardcover – August 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Edition Stemmle; illustrated edition edition (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3908161193
  • ISBN-13: 978-3908161196
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,319,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Goedde's photos are inviting and enticing. . . . A work of unquestionable talent and beauty, it's a coffeetable book with excellent photo reproduction and the best quality printing money can buy. -- Screw, 12/21/98

The stories told in The Beauty of Fetish are subtle. Steve Goedde's images portray moments that resonate with a deep and familiar eroticism. . . . The photographs are very personal to Steve, and honest. -- Taboo, 2/99

[Goedde] means to get at the surface allure of fetish wear. That he also captures the personas of those who wear it adds to the genuine erotic charm of his work. -- New York Newsday, 12/6/98

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rissa Law on August 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
the beauty of fetish is a colorful fixation on the female form. each picture captures a private moment of sexual individuality, the charms of 6 inch heels, the caress of warm latex, the cinch of a corset. you will not find grim bondage shots, or overly propped scenes. this is an artistic view upon heavenly creatures, forever captured for erotic history. if you like erotica, punk rock, and gorgeous girls, this book is for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
An Incredible collection of luscious photographs, celebrating the female form in latex, rubber, heels, fishnet and more. Every page begs to be fantasized about. This is a coffee table book on fetish you could let your relatives see, it is so beautiful and tasteful, and yet excitement drips from every image. With thoughtful text by Fetish Diva Midori (who is also one of the models).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I learned of Steve's book while my husband and I were becoming entranced with his photo's of Mistress Midori(Lady in Cat Suit possing at the Palace of fine arts in San Francisco). He refered me to his book and said a few of the key shots were going to be in there. So, we bought it and the book was all and more we imagened. I feel anyone who loves art and has a passion for a visioary who obviously loves what he does and has the eye to get the shots he did for this book, should get up run to a book store and BUY IT!!!... I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brenna on December 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Goedde does not attemt to be a "fetish photographer." He is simply a good photographer who occationally shoots photos that can be considered "fetish." These pictures are full of atmosphere and life, and will draw you in if you let them. Do not be fooled by the title, but be pleasantly surprised by the beauty within.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My favorite photography book of all time! When I first picked up "The Beauty of Fetish" two years ago, I admit I was somewhat disappointed. With erotic photography, I always expect the obvious. And when I didn't get the obvious right away, I dismissed the work despite it's high photography standards.
But then, images from the book kept popping up in my mind as if recalling vague moments from a dream. I went back and got my copy off of my shelf, and at that point "I got it!" I was completely floored by what I saw. I felt an amazing closeness to the photographs as if they were photographs of real people from my life. The models in Goedde's work are not mere mannequins for the sake of wearing fetish gear. They are real people and their personalities show through. In addition to that, the photography has a simple honest quality which makes the work even more erotic and real. These models are accessible, not like the standard strike-a-pose, cookie-cutter models you see in most fashion books.
Goedde is a master of blinding subtlety. His images will stick in my consciousness for years to come. He's a deserving successor to Helmut Newton without a doubt.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Diamond on March 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
For those uncertain or unfamiliar with such subject matter, I offer this: "This is a book of beautiful photographs of beautiful women in exotic and strange attire."
For everyone else, I need not preach to the choir. You know what to expect from Goedde and he delivers. This is a classy and well designed book containing beautiful erotic imagery.
An excellent first book for anyone new to such things, whether interested in the lifestyle or simply because the clothing is lovely and evocative.
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