New Project 2007

This authoritative, eye-popping, and massive tome
is the first and last word on contemporary nude art photography.

The nudes is one of the most revered and inspiring subjects in photography, and yet for some it remains one of the most controversial and challenging. A nude is not just a study of the body without the camouflage of clothes, but also a flashpoint for debate about body image, culture, sexuality, and very personal interpretations of beauty. For some photographers, the nude means elegant and sculptural studies of curves, light, and shadows; for others, it means sexy colorful, and sometimes voyeuristic photographs that entertain – or provoke.