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on September 11, 2005
The female nude has been a favorite subject of photographers since the invention of the camera, and "Naked Women" is as much a statement of evolving tastes in photography, as what is defined as 'feminine beauty'. From the chubby, unabashedly provocative 19th century "French Postcard" prostitutes, who appear patently stagey and surprisingly innocent, today, a metamorphosis occurs over the years, as maturity, technological innovations, and changing mores redefines artistic goals, and this volume offers surprising, often fascinating, if sometimes disturbing definitions of the female form.

From stark, high contrast black and white to soft-focus color, from explorations of a nude in purely geometric terms, to images soft and personal, from the naive innocence of childhood to the surprising candor of age, this is a history that comes alive with each image. It is not a book for everyone; many images are not 'pretty pictures', but one must applaud Phil Braham for offering as comprehensive a one-volume history as is likely to be found.

It should be in every photographic enthusiast's collection!
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on February 26, 2002
I really like the format of this book - one page with a large photo, the opposite page with the bio about the photographer and some information about the chosen work. It's a heavy book and of good quality, and the photos range from abstract to classic to fetish and everything in between. Some you have seen before, a lot are by new names and pics. I think it is a great companion to the Male version - "Exposed".
My only question is that is doesn't really seem to be any "history" - just a collection of good photos from a wide time range - think perhaps the title makes it seem something it is not.
I liked the book and have it on my coffee table.
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on January 1, 2011
I never received this and they have done nothing to compensate me or express any type of condolence. I am VERY VERY UPSET..
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