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The Female Form: A Private View Hardcover – February 25, 2000

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Mitchell is a senior lecturer in Writing and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a PhD in Drama.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group (February 25, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858687756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858687759
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.8 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,998,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This collection by Mitchell is a wonderful example of a modern view of the female body. I found several images stimulating in a physical sense with many others simply gorgeous from a technique view. I was interested in what a female view of the images would be so I had my wife and two female coworkers also look through it. To my amazement, they agreed that many images were technically excellent but that several also produced a more base reaction in them. I would agree with the book's description that it does encompass images which reflect both the male and female perspective of the woman body. Admittedly I know very little about photography, but it seems to me that many images are truly striking. Well worth the price and an excellent conversation book.
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Format: Hardcover
The only problem I had with this book was its title. "Well-photographed, slightly kinky pictures of naked young women" would have been a good alternative. Apart from that, Tony Mitchell does a very good job of showcasing the work of fourteen talented photographers. Moreover, with 96 pages of agreeably lubricious images, it represents remarkably good value. Highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover
**The Female Form - a private view**
The book I have in my library is published by Carlton Books Limited, 1999 and represent externally the more economic hardcover formats. It contains a total of 96 pages with both color and duotone photographs. The selling price is usually economic so it is well worth a peek. What you get is an expanded view of what any photographic magazine would provide in any female nude theme, and all in hard covers for a good shelf life.
There is an emphasis on 1990's work by several popular photographers, some work from the 80's and a few early last century.
Several of the photographs chosen for this book have a fetish undertone, if not outright so. Perhaps it was typical of the 90's photography or are preferences of the author of compiling this book, Mr. Tony Mitchell. The book contains work by Jan Saudek, Lichfield, Karo, Craig Morey, Trevor Watson, Monika Robl to mention only a few.
The book has only two pages of introductory text, and one page showing the contents and naming the work.
This book stays in my library because of some stunning photographs within, views such as; Paolo Curto's "Untitled" on page 26, Karo's "Pflaster" on page 33, Trevor Watson's "Untitled" on page 49 and Monika Robl's "Sappho" on page 53.
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By A Customer on January 8, 2003
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This book was very disappointing. It's not at all what I expected -- though other reviewers did warn that many of the pictures are just plain goofy, and this is true. There are maybe a handful of sexy images but as a whole the book is just an eyesore. I flipped through it once and immediately packed it back up for a refund.
The moral I draw from this is: don't buy a book like this online. Go to a bookstore where you can flip through it before buying. If I had done that, I would have saved myself the cost of the return shipping, and perhaps found a better book.
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