Mark Rotenberg

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1000 Forbidden Pictures
by Mark Rotenberg
Publisher's Description
It sounds ridiculously tongue-in-cheek to state that the essay at the beginning of this book of campy nude photographs is well worth reading, but it truly is. Rotenberg attributes the explosion of early-1950s popular photography to the returning GIs of WWII, many of whom had been issued cameras as part of their duties in the war effort. Long years in tanks and trenches had accustomed them to gazing at unattainable women in photographs; the term 'pin-up' is a direct result of the war. The collection here is a treasure trove of mid-century American photographs.
ISBN: 3822821675
Publisher: Taschen
Hardcover : 768 pages
Language: English
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