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French Postcards: An Album of Vintage Erotica
Long before pin-ups, Playboy, or the Internet, enterprising Parisians at the turn of the 20th-century turned the relatively new invention of the camera toward the female nude. Artfully posed with classical architecture or in flirtatious dishabille with stockings and lingerie, the winking models embody the erotic fantasies of a repressed society. Some of the women shown are ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 23rd 2007 by Universe
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Aug 05, 2012 Tristy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tristy by: Miss Susanna
This is a great series of photographs about the first pin-up photos ever created. There are very nice historical explanations of how erotica changed with this new capability to mass produce photos. My ONLY complaint is several of the pictures were pixelated and obviously just taken off the Internet. The introduction says that all these photos are in the authors' collection, so why would he not get high res scans done? Other than the few pixelated images, the high resolution images are really gor ...more