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The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art Throughout History

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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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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
Robert
Aug 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Megan
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was fun. It is mainly made up of Western art, but the authors do a good job of interspersing it with Non-Western art, mainly Japanese. This was a good book to spend the afternoon with.
Sarah
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Ruth is adorable, intelligent, amusing and really understands sex, erotica, and the joy of desire. This is a beautiful book with a lovely collection of art from all over the world.
Stormy
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A joyful book combining three of my favorite topics: art, history and sex! Dr. Ruth is a stitch to read and encouraging to lovers of all ages.
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Ruth Westheimer, Ed.D (born Karola Ruth Siegel) is an American sex therapist and author. She is best known as Dr. Ruth.

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