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The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art Throughout History
Describes and depicts erotic paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings from around the world, exploring the elements of and approaches to sexuality in each one.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 30th 2000 by Madison Books
(first published March 1st 1993)
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Jun 24, 2018 Petra-X Off having adventures marked it as books-reviewed-but-not-read
So Dr. Ruth, the famous mini-sexologist granny who wanted all women to have orgasms and enjoy licking men's dicks like icecream cones, liked dirty pictures but justified them as "Art". I read that she interprets these Old Masters and Fine Art as illustrations for her sexual advice. How weird. Porn is better, more direct, doesn't need interpretation. However, it's not quite so socially acceptable as having an Art Book on the coffee table. (Not unless it's a Taschen). ...more
I noticed The Art of Arousal lurking in the 'art, comics, kids (!)' section of the house library about a week ago and it looked pretty intriguing. But when I got around to reading it, it was a total letdown and more. Instead of being a sort of coffee table book as I'd hoped (the only books that are both interesting and personally inoffensive), it had a bunch of text interspersed with a few famous nudes. But then when actually reading the text, the author couldn't seem to help giving sexual advic ...more
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