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The Art of the Erotic


Carefully curated and beautifully packaged erotic art through the ages – 170 works from the world's most important artists


Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Rowan Pelling


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Price: USD$79.95

Carefully curated and beautifully packaged erotic art through the ages – 170 works from the world's most important artists.

This carefully curated and beautifully packaged book spotlights nearly 170 works from the world's most important artists, including Titian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Cecily Brown, Anselm Kiefer, George Condo, and Anish Kapoor. With its chronological organization, The Art of the Erotic provides insights into human sexuality throughout the ages.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 238 mm (11 3/8 x 9 3/8 in)
Pages: 272 pp
Illustrations: 170 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874241

Rowan Pelling is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator on the arts. She has just launched a new middle-shelf magazine, The Amorist, intended for devotees of love and passion. She first rose to prominence as the editor of the monthly literary/erotic magazine, Erotic Review, and has written for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, GQ and The Spectator. Pelling lives in Cambridge, England.

"A ravishing new book from Phaidon that celebrates the long line of artists who have understood that sensuality is to art as salt is to eggs." —Out

"Chronicles our love affair with love affairs." —Timeline

"A comprehensive and chronological insight into the fluid ways in which creators depict human sexuality." —Red

"Giving a glimpse into the more salacious work of legendary photographers and visual artists - The Art of the Erotic is a new title from Phaidon featuring beautiful examples of eroticism throughout history from Georgia O'Keeffe, Nobuyoshi Araki, Wolfgang Tillmans and many more... An enlightening reminder of our universal attraction to artful arousal."—HungerTV.com

"Ravishing... Although many works aim to titillate, the erotic remains tantalisingly transcendent."—AnOtherMag

"Hats off to the publishers Phaidon for making the cover of their latest tome, The Art of the Erotic, a more subtle affair. The fold-out cover, which unravels and re-assembles into a slit, is inspired by Lucio Fontana's 1950s series, Concetto Spaziale. More than 170 sexed-up works are featured including an Athenian cup dating from 470BC, Gustave Courbet's The Origin of the World (1866) and Thomas Ruff's Nudes ru 05 (Nud 053) (2000). Bruce Nauman, Titian, Nan Goldin and Cecily Brown also pop up in the arty erotic overview."—The Art Newspaper

"[A] luxurious tribute to the subject of sex."—Crave

"The ultimate compendium of erotic artworks... They say you should never judge a book by its cover, The Art of the Erotic is an exception, with a cover inspired by Lucio Fontana's painting series, Concetto Spaziale, whereby the artist would puncture the canvas to leave a slit, often several on the one work... An incredible insight into human sexuality over time and one to definitely keep under the covers."—DazedDigital.com

"This sumptuous volume demands toe be gently teased open... A beautifully printed showcase of the world's most seductive art erotica... Ravishes the eyes."—The Amorist

"A ravishing new book from Phaidon that celebrates the long line of artists who have understood that sensuality is to art as salt is to eggs." —Out

"Chronicles our love affair with love affairs." —Timeline

"A comprehensive and chronological insight into the fluid ways in which creators depict human sexuality." —Red

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