Classic Photographs of Naked Athletes
Thames & Hudson 2004
Paperback 176pp Illustrated 283x245mm
9780500284759   Product Code: 68080
Peter Kuhnst's selection of over 150 images traces the history of the nude athlete in photography from the mid 19th century to the present. From Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies of runners and javelin throwers, through European Naturalism and Leni Riefenstahl's work under the Third Reich, to contemporary photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber and Annie Liebovitz, the photographers' styles range from traditional to rebellious, humorous and provocative.