Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Fully Exposed

The Male Nude in Photography, 2nd Edition

By Emmanuel Cooper


304 pages

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Fully Exposed is a pioneering cultural history of the photography of the male nude which sets the photographer and the model within our cultural and historical perceptions and prejudices. This second edition extends the book's coverage so that the story from the beginnings of the medium to the present day is complete.

Fully Exposed is lavishly illustrated with over two hundred and fifty photographs,many of them new to this edition. Different chapters discuss how the male nude has been used by artists, the way it has been treated in the popular press,in relation to British colonialism and scientific ideology. It also discusses `private pictures' taken at home or acquired as erotic material by the private collector. A final chapter brings the book up-to-date and discusses the male nude in the nineties.

The combination of art criticism and photographic essay make this an unusual and important book both for academics and the general reader.


'How interesting to see quite so many penises all at once. This well researched book goes from the 1960's to the present with over 250 photographs. The title says it all. I found it absorbing.' - - Passion Brigade Newsletter No. 12

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HISTORY / General