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The Erotic Arts

Webb, Peter
Publisher:  Secker & Warburg
Year Published:  1975  
Pages:  514pp   ISBN:  436 56550 1
Resource Type:  Book

Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Picture Credits

1. Art and Pornography

2. Sexual Themes in Ancient and Primitive Art
a: Ancient and Primitive Cultures (by John H. field)
b: The Classical World

3. Eroticism in Oriental Art and Religion
a: Introduction
b: India (edited by Peter Webb from a lecture given by Philip Rawson)
c: Islam
d: China
e: Japan

4. Eroticism in Western Art
a: Middle Ages to 1700
b: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
c: Decadent Art (by Simon Wilson)

5. Sexual Attitudes in victorian Art and Literature
a: Erotic Themes in Victorian Art and Photography
b: Erotic Themes in Victorian Literature

6. Twentieth-Century Erotic Art
a: Compulsive Eroticism in Twentieth-Century Art
b: Eros and Surrealism (by Robert Stuart Short)

7. The Erotic Novel: A Critical View (by David F. Cheshire)

8. Eroticism in Films

9. Eroticism in the performing Arts (by David F. Cheshire)

10. The Theatre of Celebration

Appendix I: Aretine, Biulio, Marcantonio, and The Sonnets

Appendix II: The Restricted Collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum

Appendix III: Eroticism in Twentieth-Century Art: Interviews with Contemporary Artists
a: Hans Bellmer
b: Allen Jones
c: David Hockney
d: Henry Moore

Appendix IV: Censorhip in the Cinema

Appendix V: Pornography: A Brief Survey


A Critical Bibliography



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