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George Platt Lynes: The Male Nudes Hardcover – May 3, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; First Edition edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847833747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847833740
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven Haas is an art historian and a photographer. His ads have appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times. George P. Lynes II is the nephew of the artist. Allen Ellenzweig is an art and photography critic and the author of The Homoerotic Photograph.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AlexsDad on May 12, 2011
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The photos in this book are amazing. The use of black and white and lighting captures men in various states of undress, nudity and full arousal. So many reactions to the photos are elicited from the artistry of the photographer and the model. Amazing.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 9, 2011
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George Platt Lynes (15 April 1907 - 6 December 1955), American fashion and commercial photographer, was a legend in his own time. He was one of the most sought after fashion photographers as well as the artist selected by such diverse luminaries as Yul Brynner, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams, George Tooker, Orson Welles, Diana Vreeland and a host of others to capture their personalities for posterity. But in his private life he elected to photograph the male nude, almost always in a studio setting complete with props, dramatic lighting, references to mythological characters, and poses that modeled a striking resemblance to the ballet figures whom he also photographed for archival or publicity purposes.

This fine Rizzoli publication is important not only as an excellent reconstruction of the images captured by Lynes, but also because it represents the first publication of many of the images that were either never printed or published - in other words, this book provides the premiere of many of George Platt Lynes most secret images. The works are sculptural and in keeping with the timeframe during which they were created they are not presented as erotic ideas. This work could be considered 'cold' by some critics, but for the photography aficionado this collection is the a representation of the consummate art of one of the last centuries great photographic artists.

Essays by art historian/photographer Steven Haas, George Platt Lynes II (the artist's nephew) and Allen Ellenzweig provide learned insights to both the man and his art. George Platt Lynes died of lung cancer in 1955 at the young age of 48. He was and remains an icon. Grady Harp, May 11
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Singer on June 8, 2011
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It's nice to have all these male nudes collected in one book. George Platt Lynes has been somewhat forgotten these days. His staging and lighting were fantastic. The plates are great and Rizzolli has done a super job in this publishing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ward J. Lamb VINE VOICE on November 23, 2011
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George Platt Lynes personal photos of dancers lovers and friends are exquisite to say the least. if you are human,straight or gay these incredibly lit photographs rival any photography of his era before or after.This group of photographs celebrate the human form in an ideal and surrealistic manner.The influence of Man Ray is evident.As noted by his nephew George Platt Lynes the second,Platt Lynes lived the high life even when he couldn't afford to.These works show an intense artist with high level aesthetics .
he may have lived rather turbulently,but the art speaks legions.This is a must have volume.I will never forget the photos in this book.Like great paintings or scupture they resonate in a personal way..inside you
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Raymond McNabb on June 24, 2011
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What a wonderful addition to the male nude photography genre! George Platt Lynes has always been noted for his photos but this collection surely brings him to a higher level in the photography world.
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By Gene S on December 30, 2013
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Fantastic pictures, taken with care and attention, definitely worth purchasing. It's certainly a substantial book given it weighs a bit, adds to the quality.
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By James M. Lawrence on December 21, 2013
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Explores the works of a photographer previously known to me only for his Hollywood and fashion-world bodies of work. Expands on American takes on the nude male form - both erotic - artistic - and used as components of larger - more visually integrated - experiments in combining form with lighting/textures/etc. Beautifully shot images from a master photographer. Stunning!
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