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Erotic Art: From the 17th to the 20th Century, the Famous and Exquisite Döpp-Collection Hardcover – October, 1999

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Art historian and curator Weiermair presents numerous works of European art (primarily German and French) from the collection of Hans-J?rgen D?pp. Many of the selections reflect D?pp's assertion that much of Western erotic art consists of limited-edition portfolios of prints following a common theme or a thin story line. Some of the works illustrated are by recognizable names, some as famous as Picasso and Max Ernst, but most are by little-known or even anonymous artists. The book is elegantly designed, with each work centered on its own page. As impressive as the art represented is in quality, presentation, and range of styles and content, the text leaves much to be desired. Each portfolio is preceded only by an informational caption. Accompanying essays by a variety of authors are mostly rambling musings on the nature of collecting, pornography, erotic expression in the arts, etc. Only D?pp's essay on the erotic art of Michel Fingesten offers insight into the work presented. Nevertheless, this is recommended for its illustrations for art and academic libraries.
-Eugene C. Burt, Data Arts, Seattle
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.


...[I]mpressive... in quality, presentation, and range of styles and content.... -- Library Journal, 2/1/00

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Edition Stemmle (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3908161819
  • ISBN-13: 978-3908161813
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "abfab420" on January 2, 2002
A lot of existentialistic analysis goes along with these intriguing pieces of work, grandly exposing the underbelly ;) of proper society. The chapter on Nietzsche explains his views on Dionysis and Apollo and how we are torn between the carnal and culture...forget any "Nietzsche for Idiots" tyoe books, and read this one!!
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