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George Platt Lynes

George Platt Lynes( )
Author: Leddick, David
ISBN:978-3-8228-6403-6
Publication Date:Feb 2000
Publisher:TASCHEN
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.99
Book Description:

As a photographer George Platt Lynes was a brilliant craftsman and master of composition, whether it be in one of his many portraits of the famous and the legendary, or in his stunningly vivid documentations of the New York City Ballet. This skill and passion for his subjects led to enormous success in the 30s and 40s as he was published in the leading fashion magazines of the day -- ""Vogue,"" ""Harper's Bazaar"" and others. But Platt Lynes was also a myth-maker with a...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Photography / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Portraits & Selfies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.82 x 13.22 x 1.26 Inches
Book Weight:5.18 Pounds
Author Biography
Leddick, David (Author)
David Leddick's writing ranges from exhibit catalogs to novels and takes the male figure--in art and in society--as its central theme.

His nonfiction work includes Male Nude and Naked Men: Pioneering Male Nudes. Naked Men has been described as "an erotically charged spectacle of photographs taken by George Platt Lynes and the PAJAMA group from the thirties, forties and fifties." As a work of artistic history, it introduces some of the first nude male photographic models in America.

In Male Nude, Leddick writes that "for some people, nakedness signifies liberation, a joyful and un-neurotic sexuality; for others, it stands for a licentiousness which threatens traditional moral standards. Both of these seemingly contradictory attitudes rest on a common assumption: that the exposed body is emotionally charged and potentially subversive." This book reviews treatment of the male nude in photography, from the minimal (yet controversial) work in the 19th century to the more assertive photography of the late 20th century.

Leddick's fiction works include My Worst Date and Sex Squad.

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