Dirty Pictures: Tom of Finland, Masculinity, and Homosexuality

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In this groundbreaking study of the art of Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991), better known as Tom of Finland, Micha Ramakers explores the incredible and defining impact Tom's work has had upon the culture at large. It is work whose erotic and emotional power remains unabated to this day.

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Lavishly illustrated with drawings and photographs, Dirty Pictures is a lively and entertaining book encompassing the rise of the gay movement, the world of fine art, and the function (and the functioning) of pornography. For the millions of fans of Tom's work throughout the world, as well as readers unfamiliar with his work, this study brings uncommon insight into Tom of Finland's decidedly uncommon work.

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Author Micha Ramakers
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Page Count 270pp
Publication Size 6.25 x 9.25
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date 2000
ISBN 978-0312276942

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