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Divas and Lovers: The Erotic Art of Studio Manasse
This volume features a recently rediscovered cache of captivating portraits from another time and place: a golden age of cinema and cabaret in Vienna of the 1920s and 1930s. The Manasses, a husband-and-wife team from the Viennese beau monde, used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images that seethe with an erotic symbolism barely concealed beneath a mask of ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Universe Publishing
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May 20, 2008 Jen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: artists, designers, burlesque performers
The photographs in this book are stunning, and I've used this book as figure reference more times than I can count. It makes me wish that today's Glamor Shots could be more like the 30's versions --- simply delicious, with a cheeky sense of humor.