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This wise little book belongs on your bookshelf if you treasure your lover but feel stuck in your sexual relationship. The key is to develop the language for erotic truth and find ways to communicate it, says Lambda award-winning author Renate Stendhal, a psychological counselor in Berkeley and San Francisco. "More effective than booze, drugs, pain or separation, truth-telling is a skill that can be learned, and one doesn’t have to be a master to reap the erotic benefits."
Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art
One of the founders
of the scientific study of sex, Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) led the
field with his pioneering objective examinations of homosexuality, tranvestism,
and gender identity. Now available for the first time in English translation.
figure of Narcissus, literally falling for himself, has profoundly influenced
Western philosophy and literary theory. Yet, Narcissus is rarely if ever
seen in his primary attitude as a man erotically desiring another man.
Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar is featured in QAR's Fall' 99 Siteworks. This beautifully written and profusely illustrated book offers an overview of his work and places the artist's sexuality in a larger context.
and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts
and Passions is a groundbreaking
work of nuanced scholarship that's lucid and engaging and will appeal
to general readers, students, artists, and sophisticated gift givers.
Gay and lesbian art and experience are shown in a broad context that includes
non-Western cultures (with a chapter on Asia and Islam); traditional media
and modern commercial and mass media including magazines, photography,
advertising and the Internet. Even QAR gets a mention!
The Art of David Wojnarowicz
Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, this book includes excerpts from Wojnarowicz's own writings and four essays that explore the extraordinary breadth and depth of his accomplishments.
Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev
The painter's erotic oeurve, completed during a ten year span from 1929-1939, reflect Tchelitchev's passion for the male form and his vision of uninhibited sexuality. The edition is limited to one thousand numbered casebound copies and one hundred specially numbered and slipcased copies.
Passionate Camera : Photography and Bodies of Desire
This superb collection
of essays and photographs offers a multi-faceted exploration of the body,
sexuality and queer culture. We were so impressed with this book that
we've decided to include an online exhibition based upon it, as part of
QAR's Winter '99 Siteworks.
Affectionate Men : A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples (1850's to 1950's)
by Russell Bush, Ron Lieberman (Designer)
A charming and beautiful book, Affectionate Men assembles antique prints from around the world. Over a period of 100 years we see changing styles in clothes, hair, and attitudes, but a constant expression of affection and love.
Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits
Five lesbian photographers celebrate the gender roles, erotic desires, and self-perceptions of lesbian life. Featuring essays by Judy Grahn and Nisa Donnelly.
The Photographs of Paul Cadmus, Margaret French and Jared French
This collaboration represents a collective vision of male beauty, at the same time that it reveals aspects of their unusual relationship. The photographs also document the unique world of Fire Island in the 1950's.
Robert Flynt's photographs of male nudes underwater employ a range of printing techniques to produce haunting images of poetic beauty: with sixty-two four color plates. See his work in the QAR Archive, Winter '97.
of the Woman Who Loved Sex: Photographs and Stories
Originally published in 1987, a new edition of this landmark work includes art work, 2 new stories, and a new introduction. If you aren't familiar with Tee's work please visit the QAR archive.
Exposed : The Male Nude in Photography
Platt Lynes Photographs, 1931-1955
to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film
Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe
Nearly one thousand images of the male nude from the beginning of photography to the present. Please visit David Leddick's online presentation, One Hundred Years of Male Nudes, in the QAR archive.
and McGough, A History of Photography
This first monograph of their photographic work underscores their mission--to seek a future through the past.
Men : Pioneering Male Nudes
Decades before Stonewall there was a group of daring men who shattered society's taboos against the male nude. This handsome volume combines photographs by George Platt Lynes with stories of the models who posed for him in the 1930's, 40's and 50's.
This book contains almost 200 portraits accompanied by text from each of the writers' most significant works. A stunning and impressive accomplishment. 1998 Lambda Award Winner! Please visit the Giard exhibition in QAR's Archive.
with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe
Is a Rrose Is a Rrose : Gender Performance in Photography
Attie's hauntingly beautiful color photographs document six public art projects temporarily installed throughout Europe between 1991-96. This handsome volume also features James E. Young's introductory essay describing and contextualizing this series of provocative installations.
Covering the period between 1927, when the threesome first met, through 1943, when Lynes' departure upset the relationship, this book contains two new essays and over 125 images. As with all Arena Editions titles, it was printed in Italy on fine Italian stock.
Taken from the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, the Calamus Poems are united with the work of seven gifted contemporary photographers, who add an extra visual dimension to his ageless lines about man's desire for his fellow man. A truly beautiful edition.
Ars Erotica: An Arousing History of Erotic Art
by Edward Lucie-Smith
This elegant social and artistic history of the erotic illuminates the perception of sexuality through time.
Complete Reprint of Physique Pictorial : 1951-1990
Fine Art by New Lesbian Artists
in Pompeii : The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples
and Lesbian Studies in Art History
The first anthology of its kind has a dozen essays on a wide range of subjects. The diverse group of authors combine personal, scholarly and political approaches as they look at art history from a queer point of view.
Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
An anonymous group of artists formed in 1984 to expose racism, sexism and homophobia in the art world, this is the latest action in the Guerrilla Girls' crusade for equality in the arts. Their book tells the stories of great women artists who got left out.
a Different Light
This fascinating book documents a landmark exhibit at UC Berkeley, featuring over 100 reproductions, essays, fiction and more; all in response to the curators' question: "How are queer artists looking at the world?"
Art : An Encounter With Power
(Art & Australia Book)
One of the titles the Traditional Values Coalition would like to ban from our libraries. (SF Chronicle 2/27/98)
The sexual revolution has reached ancient Rome in this stunning and controversial book.
but the Girl : The Blatant Lesbian Image
Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Culture
Out Queer Warhol
Though Warhol became the star of pop culture and the avant-garde, this diverse collection of illustrated essays is the first to explore, analyze and celebrate the role of his sexuality in the making of his art. Warhol has been reclaimed as a queer artist!
By exploring the memoirs of James, the dances of Nijinsky, The Pop Art of Warhol and such films as Midnight Cowboy and Flaming Creatures-- Michael Moon makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of sexuality and identity in American culture.
For Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley
and the First American Avant-Garde
Profusely illustrated historical survey of queer art, examining work by a wide range of artists from the Renaissance to the 1990's. Its publication marks a milestone in queer cultural history.
The interview-shy Francis Bacon, who during his lifetime repudiated attempts to analyze or categorize his work, is as enigmatic as his paintings. Now the first major retrospective of Bacon's paintings since his death in 1992 is on view at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. And the accompanying catalog, filled with rich color plates, includes lucid analysis that dispels some of the mysteries behind the work.Caravaggio
by Catherine Puglisi, Timothy Wilson-Smith
The soulful, tormented, ethereally talented painter has become an icon. Puglisi sifted through the scholarship, discoveries and trash of the past 20 years, and wrote a book that does justice to the painter's glorious work but doesn't shy away from the juicy parts of his life either: the most beautiful Caravaggio book ever.
Holland Day: Suffering the Ideal
One of the most acclaimed installation artists of our time in the act of creating a new work for the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art.
After the Pageant
Avena warns us: "To enter Jerome Caja's world is to risk one's own innocence." Take the risk on this beautifully written, profusely illustrated, and truly important book. Read an interview with the authors in QAR's Archive.
Hundreds of stunningly clear color reproductions in this thoughtfully designed volume from the Art and Ideas series.
Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes
of Finland: His Life and Times (Stonewall Inn Editions)
Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma,
Much of Peppiatt's material about the painter comes directly from the floor of Bacon's studio, where years' worth of photographs, newspaper articles,letters, and other personal detritus were only recently retrieved. From these and other sources, interviews, and the author's own 30-year acquaintance with Bacon, Peppiatt has crafted a fine and balanced biography of a most enigmatic man.
Alien by Quentin Crisp
of a Window Dresser: Tales from a Life in Fashion
Doonan is Barneys' window dresser extraordinaire. "Let's face it," he says, "window-dressing is a nonessential poofy profession whose one raison d'être is the creation of desire." Images of his traffic-stopping displays combined with his irreverent good-humor make this book a joy to behold.
Author of the lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness, Hall fell in love with Evguenia Souline, a poor, friendless, Russian exile. These passionate letters to Souline, contain Hall's ideas about the origins of homosexuality, the obligations of marriage and ideas about art.
Haring's journals track his emergence as a Pop Icon and his friendships with other artists, writers and musicians. At the same time they reveal him to be a visionary, committed to extending the boundaries of art.
Johns: Privileged Information
Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
The Mayor of Castro Street is focused on the narrative of Harvey Milk's political rise from running a small business on Castro Street, to organizing local gay men and lesbians around grass-roots issues, to winning an elected office. But in many ways this is also a forceful and engaging story of the gay rights movement in the second half of the 20th century.
Porter: A Biography
...McBrien's achievement is substantial. No previous biography of Cole Porter has been so painstakingly researched, and this one may well survive as the definitive account of his life. The New York Times Book Review, Alexander Chancellor
White has a novelist's eye for the telling detail or the remarkable phrase and, like Proust himself, concentrates upon the minutiae of the past so that it might live again. He has a wonderful sympathy with his subject. The New York Times Book Review, Peter Ackroyd
Paris Diary & the New York Diary: 1951-1961
"It's not that I'm more self-involved than other people, I'm just more free about showing it." Rorem's honesty, intelligence and empathy makes his diaries delightful and ultimately moving.
Life and Work of Henry Scott Tuke
Whitman: A Gay Life
by Dorothy Allison
"It reaches back to the conventions of straightforward storytelling and pays close attention to the way women get by ...the way they choose who they will be."
Diary : A Novel
Farewell Symphony: A Novel
: A Novel
A beautifully written novel about two men who fall in love, and the prejudice they face in the early years of the 20th Century- a classic.
Sedaris' sardonic and very funny account of his life and times.
Well With Others
President's Son : A Novel
Selected Writings of Jean Genet
This comprehensive volume brings together for the first time a generous selection of Genet's greatest work.
Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America
by Molly McGarry, Fred Wasserman
In text and over 350 images, the book celebrates our gay and lesbian heritage, illuminates long-invisible worlds, and chronicles a vital aspect of American history.
Best of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review
The first collection from The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review offers a diversity of opinion-- balancing left with right, present with the past.
Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit
Celluloid Closet : Homosexuality in the Movies
Cornish Nightmare (D. H. Lawrence During the War Years)
By the Bay
A profusely illustrated and entertaining look at the growth of queer culture in San Francisco. "It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world." --Oscar Wilde
Gay Metropolis : 1940-1996
New York : Gender, Urban Culture, and
History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition
A sweeping survey from Homer to David Leavitt, from Arabic poets of the classical age to to closeted Victorian memoirs to AIDS literature.
to Survive Your Own Gay Life
Wise. Factual. Often controversial. This book explores the possibilities of creating rewarding relationships and a strengthening inner life. "Many gay men," Brass writes, "are stuck between childlessness and childishness. It is a dead-end that has become for them what the 'gay world' is about."
Together : Portraits of Love, Commitment, and Life
Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance
Queer Press Guide 2000
Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire
Classed: Gay Men and Lesbians Write About Class
Rise and Fall of Gay Culture
Schulman offers a terrifying account of having her novel "borrowed" by Jonathan Larson, (writer and composer of "Rent") and she uses it as a springboard to examine the broader issues of how gay themes are distorted in mainstream culture.
With style and humor, Garber offers an invigorating look at the amazingly complicated thing we call "culture" -- from Jell-O boxes to Sir Laurence Olivier's bisexuality to the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings.
Interests : Cross-Dressing & Cultural Anxiety
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