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Re: [BKARTS] library pr0n



I am passing this around and adding that book to my "must have" list!
   
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Duncan <duncan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  


>Red-Hot and Filthy Library Smut
>
>Now, coming upon this post as you are, unawares, I feel I ought to
>clarify the title (which was alternately going to be sex libris)
>straight away by telling you what this post is not, in fact, about.
>By "library smut" I am in no way referring to the photo books on
>native peoples, or the illustrated health manuals, or any of the
>other volumes which, in your childhood, you lurked about the library
>aisle to find with the sole purpose of sneaking guilty glances at
>naked bodies. Nor am I referring to the "risqué" novels by Miller,
>Cleland, Réage, or Lawrence you leafed impatiently through as a
>teenager. No. What I'm talking about here is the full-frontal
>objectification of the library itself. Oh yeah.
>
>Yesterday I came across a truly gorgeous book of photographs by
>Candida Höfer titled, Libraries, a title which pretty much says it
>all, because that is just exactly what it is, one rich, sumptuous,
>photo of a library interior after another. It's like porn for book
>nerds. Seriously. They are gorgeous photos, nearly all without
>visitors and just begging to be entered. (ha. sorry.)
>
>See below for 14 examples which I particularly liked, but keep in
>mind these 500px wide version can't really compete with the big,
>glossy, real thing.


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