The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica

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Carroll & Graf, 2001 - Fiction - 479 pages
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As artful as it is exciting, as tasteful as it is daring, this up-market illustrated Mammoth volume offers a massive gallery of stunning images by eighty photographers who have set the trends in nude photography and made a mark with their erotica in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Among the photographers included by the editors of this piquant and varied collection stand Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Wolfgang Eichler, Bob Carlos Clarke, Mario Testino, Wolfgang Tilmans, Roy Stuart, Trevor Watson, Michele Serchuk, Trevor Baker, Pascal Baetens, and Eric Kroll. All the photographers in the volume are generously represented by six pages of images that showcase their particular talent to best advantage in highly nuanced, top-quality black-and-white reproductions. Accompanying the presentation of each set of images, meticulously chosen for their aesthetic as well as their erotic appeal, are brief biographical vignettes of the photographers themselves that together provide a survey of developments and experiments that have advanced the artistry of contemporary erotic photography.

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About the author (2001)

Take one part Appalachian redneck, one part aging wet dream, and one part filthy-minded wordsmith. Mix well and serve with chocolate-covered cherries. There you have the one and only Alessia Brio. Alessia writes all colors and flavors of erotica, from heterosexual to menage to same sex, and from twisted to humorous to deeply touching. (Sometimes, usually by accident, it even qualifies as "Romance.") Her work has earned her critical acclaim in the form of an EPIC Award for Best Erotica (fine flickering hungers), two EPIC Awards for Best Erotica Anthology (Coming Together: Against the Odds & Coming Together: Into the Light), a Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Erotica (Squeeze Play), and a Romantic Times Top Pick (Coming Together: For the Cure) in addition to a plethora of glowing online reviews. Readers can find her online via Twitter (@Alessia_Brio) or her self-publishing label, Purple Prosaic (purpleprosaic.com) Alessia began writing erotica & poetry at the thriving amateur site, Literotica, where she was also an active participant on its Authors' Hangout forum. It was there she received her nickname "Imp" and met her partner, Will Belegon. These days, Will & Alessia live under the same roof with two cats and three teenagers. They are outnumbered, but they are smarter.: )

Marilyn Jaye Lewis is an award-winning writer of cutting-edge fiction, memoirs, and essays. The author of numerous short stories and novellas, her career has thus far spanned two decades and her work has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, German, and Spanish. Her many novels include Freak Parade, In the Secret Hours, and the work-in-progress Curse of Our Profound Disorder (winner of a New Century Writers Award and a finalist in the William Faulkner Writing Competition). Readers can find her on the web at blog.marilynjayelewis.com.

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