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Figure Quarterly - Volume Eleven (ca. 1955)

by (Tajiri, Vincent T., ed.)

Volume 11

Price: $30.00
from: ReadInk

  • Seller Inventory #: 25775
  • Format: Spiral bound
  • Book condition: Very Good+
  • Edition: Volume 11
  • Publisher: Titan Publications
  • Place: (n.p.)
  • Date published: (ca.1955)
  • Keywords: Nude Photography, Cartoon Art, Modeling, Sculpture

(n.p.): Titan Publications. Very Good+. (ca.1955). Volume 11. Spiral bound. [small paper-clip indentation at bottom right corner of front cover, a little fading along left edge of rear cover, a few light surface-scratch marks on front cover]. (B&W and color photographs, drawings) A publication devoted to various artsy ways to depict the female body. Per an introductory note, this issue represented a "firmer step" in the direction of incorporating "articles of interest to painters and sculptors," although the focus (no pun intended) remains primarily on photographic methods and techniques. In this issue, billed as a "Special Lighting Issue," the photographers whose work is discussed (and of course illustrated) are Andre de Dienes (who writes specifically about shooting in sunlight), Keith Bernard (about studio lighting), Peter James Samerjan (about key lighting), P.H. Oelman (an article about his work, in relation to "the feminine ideal"), and Peter Gowland (about shooting nudes underwater); there's also an article about the use of speedlight photography. The other stated artistic disciplines of concern (painting and sculpture) are covered by the following articles: "Ben Stahl Draws the Figure"; "The Figure and the City" (article by Chicago-born artist Richard Frooman); "The Model in Cartoons" by Jefferson Machamer; "Terra-Cotta, Well Done" (highlighting the work of sculptor and ceramicist Eugene Deutch; "Henry Moore and the Exploration of Space" (a short article about Moore's work by Clarence John Laughlin). It's worth noting that while this 68-page publication features one or more nekkid ladies on nearly every page, all traces of pubic hair have been carefully airbrushed away (this was the 1950s, after all). .