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Terryworld (Photo Books S.) Hardcover – October 19, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Photo Books S.
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; First Edition edition (October 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822822558
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822822555
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,995,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Includes over 70 new photographs not featured in the original edition --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Author

Dian Hanson is TASCHEN's sexy book editor. As a 25-year veteran of men's magazine publishing, she edited titles including Puritan, Oui, Outlaw Biker, Juggs, and Leg Show. Her many books for TASCHEN include Vanessa del Rio: 50 Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior and R. Crumb's Sex Obsessions. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Then you would have the pics in this book.
E. Walker
For everyone else, I recommend doing your research on Terry before buying this book so you can really decide if it's for you.
Dora Yoder
I totally recommend this book if you're into creative, nude,erotic or shocking photography.
Brun-oh!

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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Scott Coblio on July 8, 2008
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Terry's world might be, hell, it's MEANT to be a little scary for alot of people! Not in the sense of depicting violence or even real depravity but rather in the near-apocalypitc vulgarity with which it depicts post modern-hedonism, where sexual pleasure is about as idealized as a Tijuana donkey-show.

A man, laying half-passed-out on a bed, is seen puking, Terry (who appears in many of his own photos) pulls a tampon string out of a woman's vagina with his teeth, a guy pisses into his own mouth--you get the picture. It's a garbage-world where all the turn-ons are trashy. It is strangely arousing inspite of the yuck factor, but whether that's because it's sexy or because I'm just so jaded I'm happy for anything that can jolt and shock my deadened nerves, is up for debate!

Jolts and shocks are what Terryworld is all about. Terryworld is to erotica what Hustler was to Playboy. It's flat-out raunch,but with a fashion photographer's sensibility, which is to say that it does have some artistic merit beyond its novelty value, calling to mind the "provacateur" advertising campaigns of recent years, of which Terry himself has often played a part. His situation-heavy portraits are Tarantino-like movie stills from a movie I'm not sure I want to see.

Which brings me to my point; In the end, after all the money's come in, all the heads have turned and all the word-of-mouth has been exhausted, what is the final value of shock?

Remember when you were fourteen and looking at your stolen copy of Hustler, you felt kind of sick at the end of the ride. Your heart rate increased as you turned each page, your curiosity peaked to see the next lurid spectacle, you flipped faster and faster until finally it was over, you'd seen the whole thing--More, in fact, than your mind was capable of processing in one sitting. You were late for dinner, had a pressure headache, and a faint desire to go to church.

Welcome to Terryworld.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Walker on April 4, 2012
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While I do think this book is a great deal at around $14, I found the content underwhelming. Imagine if a kind of slimy quasi-celeb in Hollywood had a series of drug/sex parties and someone walked around with a camera taking pics of the the men's equipment and caught a few couples doing sleazy stuff. Then various girls posed and showed their boobs, a few pornstars came by and blew some guys, and the host took more pics of his Johnson. Some of the guests clowned around with props and did silly stuff naked, all captured on film. Then you would have the pics in this book. The only thing I can say for Terry is that he's taken some of the best pics of Lindsay Lohan I've seen. But there is nothing approaching that quality in this book.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brun-oh! on August 31, 2010
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when I read the reviews, Some said that they were disgusted and repulsed by the imaged in the book. I thought that it is a great book. I had some laughs while looking through it. It's not a book to leave on your coffee table when all your family is coming for Christmas dinner but we all have the one dad or brother that we can be like "DUDE, check this out!"90% of images include genitalia (That's a heads-up). I totally recommend this book if you're into creative, nude,erotic or shocking photography. Just get the book... You have nothing to lose (well, $[...] bucks.... You'll spend that at taco bell anyway)
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. Tom TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 30, 2010
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Terry Richardson manages to make the human body as well as sex seem vile and disgusting. His photos have no redeeming qualities other than for shock value but once you get passed being shocked, what do you have left? Not much at all.

The only reason you might want to buy and keep this book is for when Richardson dies or goes to jail, which given the way he seems to live will probably be soon. Then you could maybe sell it for a profit. Personally, I'm getting rid of this book because no one who came to my house or studio would be impressed with it, even models. Basically, it's the type of book I wouldn't be caught dead with by anyone I admire.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jenni tapanila on February 12, 2006
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i pretty much knew what the book was like since i'd seen it in bookstores several times. i always concluded that is not for me, but time after time i kept going back to it and kept seeing Terry's photos in magazines and so finally i got it.

the book then...it's huge, with a LOT of photos. i'm still not a fan of Terry but i respect his style and originality and bravery a lot. he uses a snapshot cam, and it shows. that sounds bad...and most people think upon seeing the pics 'these are snapshots! i can do this myself!'. well, think twice, it is not in fact that easy. Terry can handle the medium in a whole different way and as a photographer myself i appreciate this skill. his subject matters are however what usually turns peoples heads...the genitalia shows here and there, and it's not subtle. Terry is a part of the photos himself too sometimes, and he shows he's ready to give just as much as himself as the models. what i like specifically is the humor and brave subjects, daring to show things in a new or different way. or just really bluntly.

more specifically his photos are of people, often naked and daring, posed or dressed funny. some are celebrities, others are not. the snapshot camera gives the photos a blunt 'in your face'-look and i don't think the photos are in any way manipulated, at least they look very raw and like something from a snapshot camera should. his website shoulf give you a better idea of the content.

besides the photos, i think this book is worth having because it's a part of photography history, different and i'm sure he will be remembered as such.
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