Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-Up 1870-1940
Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-Up 1870-1940
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Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-Up 1870-1940

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Call NumberTR 681.M4 A36 1997
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates1997
Statement of ResponsibilityBob Mizer Foundation, Inc.
Creators & ContributorsDavid Chapman (has as author)
David Chapman (has as author)
Summary

Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-Up 1870-1940 brings to light the pioneering work of the early male physique photographers.

Adonis traces the history and development of the genre from the classic fin-de-siecle statuesque pose of the first musclemen to the wasp-waisted boys of mid-century Hollywood. It offers differing concepts of male beauty from a time when legs were called limbs and sex was a base instinct. Here, in one volume, is the evolution of the male body beautiful - dreamy languid nudes, stunning athletes and vaudeville strongmen.

Physical Description 108 pages
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York: Heretic Books
RecognitionGifted by Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi of The Magazine