MALE NUDE NOW
by David Leddick
As images of men's bodies have proliferated in pop culture and advertising during the past decade, many artists and photographers have taken up the male nude as a primary subject. Recent work has sparked controversy as well as praise for its shocking frankness, and the line between art and pornography has become increasingly difficult to define. New digital technologies have brought about new ways of representing the body, and we are now faced with a multiplicity of eroticisms, previously unexplored channels of desire, and more inclusive and varied body ideals.
Male Nude Now offers an essential guide through this new territory. Featuring contemporary work, mostly unpublished, this important sourcebook encompasses an eclectic and dynamic mix of more than 120 visionaries, from established masters to breakthrough newcomers.Featured artists include:
Lyle Ashton Harris, Marc Baptiste, Clive Barker, Cecily Brown,Chuck Close, John
Dugdale, Todd Eberle, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, Greg Gorman, David Hockney, Patrick McMullan, Duane Michals, Pierre
et Gilles, Jack Pierson, Rankin, Terry Richardson, Michael Roberts, Stewart Shining, Wolfgang Tillmans,George Tooker,
Ellen von Unwerth,
Author Biography: David Leddeck has established himself as the leading expert on the male nude in photography with his award-winning Universe books Naked Men and Naked Men, Too. Male Nude Now is their natural successor, eagerly awaited.