The Art of The Erotic coffee table book

The Art of the Erotic coffee table book, a carefully curated and beautifully packaged erotic art book through the ages – 170 works from the world’s most important artists. Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Rowan Pelling

The Art of The Erotic - Painting by Francois Boucher, Reclining Girl, 1752
The Art of The Erotic – Painting by Francois Boucher, Reclining Girl, 1752

Erotica is maybe not the first word to bring to the dinner table, however erotica and sensuality have not only been with us since the beginning of time but are fundamentals if one to live a full life and are absolutely integral to luxury living.

The Art of The Erotic - Drawing by Pierre Klossowski, La Declaration intempestive, 1979
The Art of The Erotic – Drawing by Pierre Klossowski, La Declaration intempestive, 1979

Appreciating our own body is the first step to a good relationship and loving the human form is not only important for good relationships both from a sexual and emotional perspective but if are to have a good appreciation of design and senses then the human body and its intricacies and adornments is the first place to start.

The Art of The Erotic is thoughtfully packaged in a deep blue

The Art of The Erotic
The Art of The Erotic

and as you open from the centre the pages are gold.

The Art of The Erotic - inside gold cover
The Art of The Erotic – inside gold cover

“The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.” – Lucian Freud

The Art of The Erotic - Painting by Raphael
The Art of The Erotic – Painting by Raphael

This carefully curated and beautifully packaged book spotlights nearly 170 works from the world’s most important artists, including Titian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Cecily Brown, Anselm Kiefer, George Condo, and Anish Kapoor.

The Art of The Erotic - Tamara de Lempicka, Group of Four Nudes, c.1925
The Art of The Erotic – Tamara de Lempicka, Group of Four Nudes, c.1925

With its chronological organization, The Art of the Erotic provides insights into human sexuality throughout the ages.

The Art of The Erotic - Photograph by Sophie Calle, The Striptease, 1988
The Art of The Erotic – Photograph by Sophie Calle, The Striptease, 1988

SPECIFICATIONS:
Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 238 mm (11 3/8 x 9 3/8 in)
Pages: 272 pp
Illustrations: 170 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874241

Editions:

Price: £59.95

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The Art of The Erotic - Painting by John Currin, The Conservatory, 2010
The Art of The Erotic – Painting by John Currin, The Conservatory, 2010

Author – Rowan Pelling is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator on the arts. She has just launched a new middle-shelf magazine, The Amorist, intended for devotees of love and passion. She first rose to prominence as the editor of the monthly literary/erotic magazine, Erotic Review, and has written for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, GQ and The Spectator. Pelling lives in Cambridge, England.

The Art of The Erotic - Painting by Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538
The Art of The Erotic – Painting by Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538
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