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Erotic Art: From the 17th to the 20th Century, the Famous and Exquisite Döpp-Collection Hardcover – Adult, 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
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...[I]mpressive... in quality, presentation, and range of styles and content.... -- Library Journal, 2/1/00