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Male Nudes (Passionate Pursuits S.) Hardcover – Illustrated, October 25, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Passionate Pursuits S.
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Fitway Publishing; First Edition edition (October 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2752801610
  • ISBN-13: 978-2752801616
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 9.4 x 14.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,818,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are around 90 pictures in the book.
Sir Nigel Irvine
If you have a high interest in photography and fine art, you will appreciate it even more.
Patrick D. Goonan
It's the creation of an able writer and photographer and it shows.
rustcell

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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Sir Nigel Irvine on October 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in nude photography and nude males in general then this book may be something for you!

If you prefer to look at beautiful naked males then do not buy this book!

Of course taste is different from person to person but using a general guide line I would say the beauty of the models is ranging from average to below average with a few exceptions.

There are around 90 pictures in the book. Around 40 of those pictures are just pictures of faces. I still fail to see how a picture of just a face can be considered a "nude" picture.

Of all the pictures in the book, none of them have complete frontal nudity! Yes, none! So there are no pictures in the book where one can see genitals of the models.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By rustcell on July 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Philippe Castetbon and Francois Rousseau's "Male Nudes" was a pleasant discovery when I visited my favorite Chicago bookshop, Unabridged Books. At full price though, I had to go to Amazon.

There's a flood of photography books currently in the market and most of the ones loosely categorized under the `male photography' banner are, unfortunately, pretty bad. They're either too pretentious or lacking in taste. Some of the best in this group include "Fun?Game" by Lalli, "Dieux du Stade" also by Rousseau, "Just Between Us" by Gorman, "Chop Suey Club" by Weber, and "Summer Souvenirs" by Haak. The following titles not only are superlative but also veer away from the typically Eurocentric male photo book by focusing on or giving equal time to Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, and/or African male bodies: "Torero" by Afanador, "Pierre et Gilles: The Complete Works" by Marcade, et al., "Body & Soul" and "More Body, More Soul" by Thomas, "Midnight" by Gottfried (a photo essay with a lone male subject dealing with mental illness), and the particularly exceptional "Athlete" by Schatz.

"Male Nudes" is the latest addition to this short list. Rousseau is known in the States for photographing the Dieux du Stade series (horribly called "Locker Room Nudes" locally). These 2 books and 1 other, "Prince of Tides", solidify his status for me as the most interesting photographer of the male form at the moment. (He has another book, "Amor Causa", which I have yet to see.) Rousseau always manages to successfully tiptoe the line between eroticism and pornography. The mood is more sensual than sexual. You get hints and suggestions rather than sensory overload.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in appreciating the bodies of a wide variety of men in various states of undress AND glimpsing the respective spirits of these same men, through their own words, then this book is for you! As a photographer of male nudes and men in general, I found this book to be an elegantly intimate meditation on the male nude, especially if "nude" means revealing oneself physically and inwardly. With the joining of Rousseau's cystalline photography with Castetbon's effortless text, I found myself enjoying a greater sense of erotic and spiritual closeness with each of the the models. Bravo to Francois and Phillippe! This book will be prized by me forever.
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