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The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Paperback – August 15, 2009

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Erotic Signature holds a yearly competition that results in the production of this book. It contains about 150 different artists from all over the world. Over 2000 pieces were submitted into the competition and juried by a panel of 12 international jurors who selected the final 200 pieces that are now featured in this incredible compendium.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Es Publishing (August 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979596467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979596469
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,586,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 12, 2010
These artists address a huge and complex topic. No wonder it takes so many different views to encompass even as much as appears between these covers.

The book divides into chapters by medium: fine art, photo, digital, mixed media, and sculpture. Each division has its own winner, plus the Master winner, the over-all best in show: Westphal's "Acrobat," the image that appears on the cover. (That's an acrylic, BTW, not a photo.) My taste draws me most strongly to such images, the ones that celebrate the beauty and potential of the human animal, and a good number of those appear throughout. The image that sticks with me, though is Leo's "Goddess" - a handsome but very elderly woman, with a sepia-towned nude in the background. That captures (or hints at) far more about a woman's ages than I can put into words, but reminds the viewer that loveliness inheres in every age.

The fetish-oriented work, although much of it displays exceptional levels of craftsmanship, doesn't do much for me. Some of the humor tickles me, though Turner's "Tarnished" makes me chuckle - and calls to mind The Pro, a comic I enjoyed immensely. Dunbar's "My little demon" and Northey's "Empress of the Splendid Season" do too, though in very different ways. Other works grab the viewer in different ways. Gilbey's "The Proposition," for example, embodies some of the noir elegance that Vettriano has used so effectively.

I don't care for every piece here, but I never expected to. I find plenty to enjoy, however, and respect the talent that goes into the others. Maybe not a must-have for any collection that emphasizes adult themes, this is still a gorgeous work that I plan to enjoy for years to come.

-- wiredweird
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This big heavy book would cost heaps in postage and will probably be available in local stores for less money anyway. If you are interested in Erotic art and want to see some of all sorts of different styles and are not easily shocked by nudity or sex then enjoy. You need to be brave to leave this on your coffee table though as some images are very direct. This is definitely art though and not porn, and bits would be interesting to people of diverse interests since it covers many styles. the cover photo is inside and is a pencil sketch which looks impressive. Some of the images should be available as posters as they would be even more awesome wall size. Good book, best shared with like minded folks over your beverage of choice as this is a dialogue starter.
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A wonderful guide to current erotic art in the world. The book is well prepared and executed, for those wanting to take a peek into the world of erotic art this book should be in your library.
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