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The human figure, unmasked- TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition! "Fascinating for what it tells us about the history of body images and social codes." The Independent, London.
This book offers a cross-section of the history of nude photography, ranging from the earliest nude daguerrotypes and ethnographic nude photographs to experimental nude photography. All the pictures shown are taken from the late Uwe Scheid
The collector: Uwe Scheid (1944-2000) collected artistic and erotic photographs of nudes, dating mainly from photography's early days and from the 1920s and '30s. Scheid was a member of the German Photographic Society, the European Society for the History of Photography, the Club Daguerre, and the Daguerreian Society. The author: Hans-Michael Koetzle is a Munich-based freelance author and journalist, focusing mainly on history and the aesthetics of photography. He has published numerous books on photography and has been editor-inchief of the magazine Leica World since 1996.