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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Considering it's limitations, it's a great book
**BOOK IN GENERAL**
This book is a small sampling of photographers work. The reason this book is doomed to fall short of doing justice to the artists featured is it's scope of content and restrictive dimensions. The book is a little over 5"x7" in size and 447 pages. This means the largest picture is restricted to 5x7 portraits, many though are smaller perspective...
Published on February 24, 2011 by D. Martin

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Interesting set of Samples
In general, this is an interesting coffee table book. There seems to be too many photographers with too few samples of their work (only 3 or 4 in most cases). This book left me thinking whether this was a true sample of the artists' style or a collection of the free samples from each artist's web site. This high-gloss publication is nice to look at, but that is about it.
Published on July 9, 2012 by R. Dukes


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Considering it's limitations, it's a great book, February 24, 2011
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This review is from: The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography (Paperback)
**BOOK IN GENERAL**
This book is a small sampling of photographers work. The reason this book is doomed to fall short of doing justice to the artists featured is it's scope of content and restrictive dimensions. The book is a little over 5"x7" in size and 447 pages. This means the largest picture is restricted to 5x7 portraits, many though are smaller perspective pictures in landscape and portrait. In 437 pages, first 10 pages are admin, the author puts forth 73 photographers. This means you get roughly 6-8 pages of a photographer's work. Out of this, you get around 6 to 10 images to view. It's clear this book is overly crowded. A book like this is hard-pressed to put forth a representative selection of an artist's body of work under these conditions. Consider that I have a book of Nobuyoshi Araki's photography in a 12"x8" book with well over 500 pages. With only showing one artist's work with so many pages, you still leave feeling that you only got a small sampling of his photography. Now imagine instead that there are 73 artists instead of one. You feel like you only got a nibble, not a meal. To be fair, Araki has had a long career, and for what this book provides for the excellent price, it's a great starting point to gain exposure to artists and a wide variation of the theme; "Erotic Photography." What helps is the first page of a each photographer being showcased gives their name, a couple of words about them and names of books and/or websites when applicable. You will have to follow up on the photographer through other means if you like what they have done.

**TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY**
I won't say that I feel any artist's photography is good or bad. Just remember that the keyword in the book's title is erotic. Pictures range from snapshots, photo shopped, bondage, girl on girl, studio, location, color, b/w, well thought out and choreographed, thought provoking and intimate among other styles. There are 73 photographers, so don't expect a specific sub-genre of eroticism. I felt I got much more than the price of the book for the variety of styles presented. The common theme in this book is a of showing women in various states of undress in various ways. You will enjoy some more than others with this variety.

**PATICULARS**
In a book with so few images per photographer, there should be no repetition in what amounts to very abbreviated portfolios in this book. For the most part you get a great sampling of photographers and their work. There is the occasion in which the photographers work is only represented by a series of shots rather than a sampling of their overall work. Examples of this can be seen with Pierre Dal Corso, who does excellent retouching but you get to see nothing else of him. Valeria Iazareva has over 50% of her shots from one series.

**CONCLUSION**
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I think you will enjoy it and the price is a steal.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography - Maxim Jakubowski (Running Press), December 7, 2010
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Maxim Jakubowski has a tough job. Nearly every five years he is faced with the daunting task of combing through thousands of photographs of naked women to find the ones distinctive enough to make the cut in books like this third volume of his "Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography." (Can you detect our sarcasm?)

Featuring a humongous list of famed international photographers, Jakubowski has sought to showcase the work of photographers whose work cannot be described merely as sexy or sensual, but rather, stylish, artful and in many cases, edgy. Beyond the mini-portfolios of about 75 photographers, there are descriptive introductions to each lensman's (and several lenswomen's) work.

Getting into the heads of each photographer is part of Jakubowski's mission and for those wishing to use these pages as an introduction to more of the photographer's portfolio, each section has a weblink for digging deeper into the vault.

While the concept of a large international compendium of this photography is certainly a worthy tool, the small size format (especially given the word `mammoth' in the title) of the pages only begs the question of just how impressive this work would be in a larger format. In a word... very.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography, small but full of goodness, December 15, 2010
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This book is small but the quality of printing is top notch and it is rather under valued.

You'll see a variety of erotic, nude, fashion meet erotica and fetish photography works in one place.

The sample works of 75 different photographers are being shown in this book including the photographs made by Eric Kroll, Peter Gorman, Dave Naz, Vanda Spengler, Luis Durante, Wolf189, Rebecca Tillett, Michele Serchuk, Christine Kessler and many more.

I could easily imagine it in a larger format.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good erotic photography, January 14, 2011
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George Pill "Golden Rule" (Honolulu, HI United States) - See all my reviews
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This is not a book solely for cheesecake pictures or sexual stimulation. This a colorful and quality book for photo enthusiasts who appreciate good erotic photography. Great professional photography. I liked this book and will add this to my collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Exotic Eye Candy, September 3, 2011
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This 448-page collection of erotic photographs is very well done. The book's format is only 7.6 X 5.5 inches but that smaller format allows the book to be sold at an affordable price. The last collection of so-called Erotic Photographs that this reviewer bothered reviewing was "The New Erotic Photography Tachen 25th Anniversary Edition of Erotic Photographs." It was the most disappointing collection I'd ever received from Tachen with the possible exception of the their recent edition of "Helmut Newton: Polariods."(Feel free to read those reviews on the Amazon listing sites for the books).
This collection of more than 70 international photographers was much better than either of those previously mentioned titles because it was limited to a collection of erotic photographs of females. The editor Maxim Jakubowski did a good job with his selections. The various photographers represent many different styles of photography. Humor was noticeable from the first double page-spread "R & L Restaurant" at street address 69 that was taken by Gary Breckheimer. Breckheimer gives new meaning to the term street photographer.
Richard Kadrey is a fetish photographer and digital artist living in San Francisco and he has several humorous photos included in the book involving candle wax and Victor Mouse Traps just to mention two of them. There is another very funny photograph on page 308 taken by Mikhail Paramonov of a beautiful nude model peering out the window of a very interestingly shaped, and partly destroyed ancient tower. The viewer will have to see it to fully appreciate the humor. Rebecca Tillett adds another good chuckle to the funny picture category with her closet case that appears on page 402. Mayumi Yoshimaru contributes some more photographic satire and humor on page 447. Aaron Hawks likes making funny photos often including himself in the photograph. One of his visual jokes is shown at the bottom of page 168.
Many of the photographs in the book are self-portraits taken by beautiful woman photographers. Nora Ness, Koshka and Alejandra Guerrero are only three of the examples included in this excellent collection. The viewer of their photographs will be able to examine the different points of view of female beauty as seen and captured by men and women.
Most of the photographers included in this collection aren't yet well known to the general public, but their work represents a galaxy of different styles all of which are well developed. There are so many good photographs and photographers represented here that it's too bad they can't all be mentioned. The photographers all have good eyes. Jean jacques Andre loves to create complicated sets in which to photograph his models. Ditto for john Santerineross. Abraham Wagner covers his models in wild combinations of paint that make them look like modernist splash paintings. Patrick Alt likes exotic costumes and fantasy sets. Anne Pigalle likes to paint and decorate her Polariods. Washington D.C. photographer Larry Bradby loves photographing fetish fashions as do several other photographers included in the collection. So many talented photographers and so many erotic images--it's overwhelming.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography is colorful an interesting book. ., April 16, 2011
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I've purchased this book, because I am fond of fine art nude photography. And I am satisfied with the quality of it and content. It is colorful and creative, has an amazing work of fine art photographers from all over the world. I would recommend it to people who enjoys fine art nude work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classy Eroticism, October 24, 2011
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Tastefully chosen, erotic to the best extremes, edgy, stylistic and with the quality of high art and design. This would certainly be a conversation starter to be placed on the coffee table.

My only qualms about the design of the book itself is that these photographs would merit a larger print layout, perhaps an oversized hardcover spread. Of course this would mean an inflated price - at under 15USD and 480 pages it's a "mammoth" of a deal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying, Terrific Variety of High Quality Photographs, August 2, 2011
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"The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography" is a tasteful and engaging collection of works contributed by seventy-five different photographers. Each photographer's section demonstrates the immense variation of works available today by different artists. The spreads are tailored to each photographer's style and convincingly showcases their works. Every few pages is a new gallery of completely unique works to observe and appreciate. A large majority of images in the book are captivating and will leave you salivating for more. This will get your heart pumping.

The authors selection of photographers for the compilation appropriately encompasses a tremendous attention to detail and diversity. This ensures a wonderful, full-featured presentation of the art of capturing the beauty and characteristics of the human body.

Each photographer's spread also features a short biography and an active website address to follow their works further if one so desires.

It gets four stars because - The content is fantastic for a compilation of seventy-five artists. Each photograph was carefully selected to compliment the rest of the book. The printing is of high quality featuring thick stock and a glossy finish. The pictures are high-resolution and the image appears extensively sharp and clear.

The Markdowns? The book is not big enough. A hardcover, high quality coffee table book would be more desirable and worth the money. Some of the pictures are smaller than ideal making it more challenging to appreciate them. Granted the size of the book however, that's expected.

The extremely affordable "The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography" is an art gallery any collector or advocate of erotic photography would be proud to feature in their collection.

I've you're looking for pornography, look elsewhere. This sophisticated, artistic collection is arranged and intended for even the most discerning erotic photography connoisseur.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my God, Yes!, September 6, 2011
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This book is full of different photographers work, and many of the artists have some very distinctive styles.
I have spent quite a bit of time with this book going over the pictures working out how the shots were lit etc etc...
Also; Some really beautiful women inside this small tome!
Now the nuts and bolts; The book is a soft cover, and the spine feels like it really is not up to the task of holding the inch thick book together. The pages are thick and glossy, and all the other aspects of the book are spot on.
If you are reading this review then that means you are interested in the book; BUY IT!
You will not be disappointed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Interesting set of Samples, July 9, 2012
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R. Dukes (Fort Lauderdale, FL United States) - See all my reviews
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In general, this is an interesting coffee table book. There seems to be too many photographers with too few samples of their work (only 3 or 4 in most cases). This book left me thinking whether this was a true sample of the artists' style or a collection of the free samples from each artist's web site. This high-gloss publication is nice to look at, but that is about it.
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