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eBook Erotica: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature ePub

by Charlotte Hill,William Wallace

  • ISBN: 0881848743
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Charlotte Hill,William Wallace
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; 1st Am edition (November 1, 1992)
  • ePub book: 1342 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1216 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 186

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Ars Erotica An Arousing History of Erotic Ar. I mean, there are books II and III in this "immensely popular series" (description taken from the product description of Erotica III: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature), which feature visuals and prose that stimulate and amuse.

Ars Erotica An Arousing History of Erotic Art. Edward Lucie-Smith.

This second entry offers the same beautiful and daring mix of forbidden art (paintings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and photographs-many by masters of the form) with excerpts from banned books (the famous and the anonymous). Over illustrations, most in color.

He understood both human anatomy and economy of line, and used them to spectacular effect to create intimate, powerfully charged drawings expressing his deepest longings as a gay man living under nazi occupation. 2 ответов 6 ретвитов 108 отметок Нравится. My point here is that I think people write off erotica, like they do horror and fantasy and sci fi, as something easy to make and of little artistic worth, and not only is that not true, it deadens us to the transformative power this genre offers us. (images by klimt)pic.

I mean, there are books II and III in this "immensely popular series" (description taken from the product description of Erotica III: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature), which feature visuals and prose that stimulate and amuse.

The final volume in the Illustrated Anthology of Erotica trilogy, this work journeys from the erotica of the ancient world to the work of contemporary artists. It discusses the centres of Western culture which have made contributions to our erotic heritage: Venice, Vienna, London and Paris.

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This second entry offers the same beautiful and daring mix of forbidden art (paintings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and photographs-many by masters of the form) with excerpts from banned. This second entry offers the same beautiful and daring mix of forbidden art (paintings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and photographs-many by masters of the form) with excerpts from banned books (the famous and the anonymous).

Charlotte Hill, William Wallace. This illustrated anthology is a thoughtfully arranged and carefully presented collection of the very best examples of sexual art and literature. It spans 2,000 years - from classical Rome and the ancient East to the novels of . Lawrence and Henry Miller. The emplasis is on the life-enhancing qualities of good erotica and the result is a selection that will appeal as much to women as it does to men. Sponsored Advertisements.

The illustrations are well reproduced and exotic, erotic, and enticing.

This illustrated anthology is a thoughtfully arranged and carefully presented collection of the very best examples of sexual art and literature. It spans 2,000 years - from classical Rome and the ancient East to the novels of D.H. Lawrence and Henry Miller. The emplasis is on the life-enhancing qualities of good erotica and the result is a selection that will appeal as much to women as it does to men.

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Nearly every illustration and picture in this book is interesting, provocative (erotic), and beautiful. For anyone interested in erotica this is a "must have" book. Most of the entries are of 18th--20th century erotic art, but there are a few Greek and Roman depictions as well.

The selected passages from erotic literature are also hot. Thus, the art and literature are themselves precisely what the authors promise: an excellent collection of sexual art and literature.

I do, however, have a few criticisms of the book. First, the authors only poorly describe the differences between erotica and pornography. They describe the former as "explicit" depictions of sexual activity intended to "inform and entertain, but also to excite" (pg. 1), while the latter are depictions that are "pernicious, degrading, or violent" (also pg. 1). Further, they explain that they include both low and high erotic art so that the reader can learn how distinguish one from the other.

The authors fail to deliver on both of these promises. First, I am not convinced many would perceive the painting of a woman urinating in a man's mouth (pg. 123) as entertaining or exciting. Perhaps this practice is of some interest to a very few, but it is not in general what we would think of as erotic. Moreover the passage on rimming whereby a man's anus is licked clean is doubtfully entertaining and exciting. I would, in fact, think most of us would find this action probably degrading and most certainly unhygenic. I am not personally offended by this material, but I do think its inclusion at variance with the authors' explanations of what constitutes erotica versus pornography.

I would also like very much to read what the authors propose as an explicit definition of pornography. It is clear from all but a very few entries that the authors believe erotica to be that which depicts (or at the very least strongly implies) self-, dyadic, or group sexual pleasuring. This can be clearly gleaned from the many entries depicting or describing sexual self-touching, voyeurism, penetration, and foreplay. Whether some of these illustrations and passages are also pornographic, however, is on the basis of the authors' definitions more difficult to determine. What, for instance, is to be made of passages and illustrations depicting anal sex? Are these not, in words used by the authors to describe pornography, "rude" (pg. 9) and "sordid" (pg. 7)? I am not claiming that these images are in themselves pornographic, but merely that in the absence of a clearer definition of pornography that it is difficult to understand the authors' criteria for distinguishing pornography from erotica.

At the risk of appearing arrogant, allow me to suggest a definition: "Pornography is that which depicts the gratuitous harming or degradation of others." Thus, the postcards of hangings (so popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries) are pornographic if they depict suffering and humiliation for the sadistic satisfaction of others. The filming (by Nazis) of naked people being herded into gas chambers is also pornographic, not because the victims are nude, but because the filming was done with the intention of memorializing and fiendishly reliving their misery. And, of course, snuff films (if in fact they exist) would also constitute pornography.

None of the paintings, illustrations, sketches, or passages in this book meet the above definition of pornography, so I personally do not think this book includes any pornography per se. I do think, however, that the authors do not adequately test against their own criteria at least a few of their selections. More importantly, I do not believe they help at all in clarifying the difference between pornography and erotica.

I also find it puzzling why the authors include reproductions that in no way depict or imply sexual activity (pg's 58, 63, 95, 140). The first two are lovely paintings of nude women, one lying on her side and the other looking at herself in a mirror. The third is a charming sculpture of affectionate--not sexual--embrace. The fourth is a painting of a nude man sitting, and while his penis is visible, it is not erect. If nudity in itself is pornographic, then these items are pornographic; otherwise, they are not. Their inclusion in this collection is inappropriate and misleading in that a naive reader might conclude that nudity in itself is pornographic.

On the whole, however, this is an excellent collection and I look forward to enjoying their subsequent volumes (II and III).
Fenrikree Fenrikree
This book was/is worth every penny. The best parts of the book were:

1) the blend/presentation of pieces of erotic art, alongside excerpts of the finest literary erotica in the history of publishing/the written word

2) the scope of the selected works (which span over 2000 years of both Eastern and Western cultures)

I have a few other erotic anthologies (which are mostly either art, or text-focused), and this is the one that I repeatedly recall, and/or go back to. It's an excellent resource book (if you're wondering which "great erotic author to check out next"), and there have been several times where I can attribute first seeing/knowing about a particular piece of sexual art ["a Chinese nineteenth-century rosewood toilet box (with eleven concealed miniatures)", "Coloured wood-cuts by Utamaro", "charcoal drawings by the artist known as 'AL'"!!], to this book.

All of the paintings are erotic/sensual, as opposed to pornographic/degrading (with regards to both sexes in all sorts of sexual positions/situations -- I think it's best to see the paintings rather than describe them in detail here).

The book is exactly what its subtitle says: "An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature". I may have added the adjective "Fine", before "Sexual Art and Literature", if I were the editor/copy editor of this anthology. I'd even have considered calling it "The Definitive" anthology/edition (...of Sexual Art & Literature). I mean, there are books II and III in this "immensely popular series" (description taken from the product description of Erotica III: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature), which feature visuals and prose that stimulate and amuse. The authors/editors have exquisite taste, which shows in the selections they have included in this first anthology. I'll be checking out the two other books in this series, asap.

--Jess C Scott, Author of EyeLeash: A Blog Novel
Silvermaster Silvermaster
I was searching for a collection of erotica in art, this was described as covering prehistoric art through contemporary times. It only briefly mentioned the primitive venus figurines, and barely touched on the greco-roman era. It skipped over the renaissance and the 19th century romantics. While I was expecting some of the 18th century sexual drawings of Lichy I was not expecting the entire set of books to be solely on this material. I was hoping to see more of the classic nudes and drawings of Toulouse-Latrec. Those images, to me, are more erotic. While this collection does give some insight into the history of eroticism in art, it does not cover enough.