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A Kiss Is Just A Kiss
by Bruce Velick
Many of the greatest photographers of all time have had special fondness for the sight of a kiss. After all, "kissing is the glory of the human species," says Tom Robbins in his introduction to A Kiss Is Just a Kiss. Here, in sixty memorable and delightful photographs by some of the all-time greats, including Kertesz, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Eisenstaedt, and Weegee, is ...more
Hardcover, 1 page
Published January 27th 1990 by Harmony
(first published 1990)
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This is not a narrow-minded boy kisses girl tribute to heterosexual romance although there are lots of pictures like that. The book contains 60 black and white pictures that span the 20th century from 1915 to 1988. In addition to the heterosexual romantic kiss there are men kissing men, women kissing women, people kissing animals, animals kissing people and other animals, children kissing each other, adults kissing children, people kissing statues, statues kissing statues, kissing in the foregro ...more
As you can see, I have too many books about kissing, but it's actually an interesting subject to research. I started looking into it when I had to do a presentation on "the phenomenology of petting" in Fitzgerald. Seriously. I used this book for pictures, especially those from old silent movies; it's a small coffeetable collection compiled by a California art collector with a too-brief intro by the author of JITTERBUG PERFUME. My one complaint about the arrangement here is that there's no overar ...more