Erotic Art Book HBDJ 1stEd Dali Picasso Warhol 1974 Sex
Erotic Art of the Maters, The 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries by Bradley Smith with an Introduction by Norman Mailer was first published in 1974 by Lyle Smith, Inc. There are 224 pages with 140 in full color... works listed on the cover by: Manet, Ingres, Daumier, Watteau, Rowlandson, Fragonard, Courbet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Picasso, Magritte, Fini, Dali, Grosz, Schiele, Wesselmann, Rivers, Warhol, de Andrea, Segal, and others. Includes: Index; Bibliography; and List of Works organized by century and country, giving artist's name, date of birth/death, title, medium, and where the work is now located (as of 1974). The book is hard cover with dust jacket. White (or very light gray) cloth boards. Dust jacket is not price clipped: it has the original price $19.95 until Dec. 31, 1974... then $24.95 after that. I have acquired a 2nd copy of this book from an estate sale, a newer edition that sold for $34.95, so we're willing to part with this earliest version. 12.25" x 9". Dust jacket has light wear and a few short tears on edges. The book is in extremely good condition.
From the dust jacket: "Here, for the first time, is a gallery of the most important erotic painting of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The most skillful and creative painters in every era have produced this type of living art. The masters of each era have reflected incividual characteristics, but erotic art has never become dated or out of fashion. The visual stimulation of seeing sexual relations between people transcends the traditional forms of painting and sculpture. In each age the artist has clearly stated: 'This is life. This is a part of romance, of maturity, of pleasure, of love.' Most of this vital and liberating art has been kept in darkness by the censors, the powerful controllers of what humans have been allowed to view. Many of the greatest works have been revealed only to a few... For the first time this rich storehouse of great art by the world's most famous artists is being opened to the general public..."
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