Universal Hunks

Author: David L.
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551525105
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Social Science

A lively, wide-ranging pictorial history of muscular men around the world from the nineteenth century to the 1970s.

American Hunks

Author: David L. Chapman
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN: 155152256X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

A fascinating collection of images, many in full-colour, depsicting the muscular American male as seen in movies, advertisements, magazines and product labels between 1860 to 1970. The introduction by Chapman offers insightful detail on individual images, while the essay by Grubisic places the work in its historical context. Includes male physique photography, movie posters, vintage advertisements and subjects such as Marlon Brando and Eugen Sandow. All the material is sourced from Chapman's personal archive.

Venus with Biceps

Author: David Chapman
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551523859
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Social Science

A visual history of female bodybuilders and other muscular women from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

Sandow the Magnificent

Author: David L. Chapman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252020332
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Looks at the life and career of the man who invented the business of bodybuilding, from his days in a European circus to his performances in Amsterdam and continual self-publicity that made him famous

Global Anti Vice Activism 1890 1950

Author: Jessica R. Pliley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107102668
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Genre: History

This book places vice and vice regulation in their global social and cultural contexts at the turn of the twentieth century.


Author: Gordon LaVelle
ISBN: 0578084503
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Bodybuilding

Our Naked Lives

Author: Joseph Anthony LoGiudice
Publisher: Bordighera Press
ISBN: 1599540509
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. Italian American Studies. Edited by Joseph Anthony LoGiudice and Michael Carosone. OUR NAKED LIVES: ESSAYS FROM GAY ITALIAN AMERICAN MEN includes essays by Michael Carosone, John D'Emilio, Charles Derry, George De Stefano, Joseph A. Federico, Joseph Anthony LoGiudice, Michael Luongo, David Masello, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Joe Oppedisano, Felice Picano, Frank Anthony Polito, Michael Schiavi, Frank Spinelli, and Tony Tripoli. The impetus for this book derived from Michael's thesis on the marginalization of Italian American literature for his master's degree in English. While conducting his research, Michael stumbled upon two books of gay Italian American writings. The only two books! At first, Michael was excited with his discovery. Then disappointment and anger erased the excitement when he realized that Gay Italian American identities and voices were not represented in literature, especially Italian American literature and Queer literature. So, we talked about how both of our identities—Gay and Italian American—never appeared throughout our years of formal education. Those two characters were never written in the scenes; those two actors were never given roles on the stage. And we wondered how much longer this would continue, and how much more we were able to tolerate. The purpose of this book is to present these essays that inform on the experiences of these men and their lives as part of the diverse fabric of American society. The lives of these writers are complex because they are forced to conform into a society that demands that they do not express their sexual and ethnic identities, with pride, in positive ways. As sexual and ethnic minorities, these men experience double discrimination. Many people will ask why this book is important and unique, and why this group of men is important and unique. Our answer to that often ubiquitous and trite question is this: Our identities, voices, words, and lives are important and unique because the intersection of our sexuality and ethnicity does not allow us to fit in to the mainstream American society and culture, thereby keeping us in the margins. And it should be common sense and common knowledge by now, in the twenty-first century, that no human being deserves to be marginalized for any reason.


Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
ISBN: 9780867194425
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Photography

The lost underground classic by Charles Gatewood and William S. Burroughs has been reprinted by Last Gasp. Sidetripping is a first hand account of sixties and seventies counterculture seen through the eyes of pioneering photographer Charles Gatewood and legendary scribe William S. Burroughs. An engaging and touching chronicle of the grotesque, surreal and liberal American underground.

Tom of Finland

Author: Micha Ramakas
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 3822834629
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

Brawny hunks boasting larger-than-life muscles and skin-tight leather pants... Crotches engorged and nearly ripping apart seams. Men upon men upon men cavorting and indulging nearly every possible fantasy... Tom's men are so hot they're off the Richter scale. Until TASCHEN published the retrospective volume on this master illustrator's work, his drawings had been relegated to the walls of gay bars and adult shops. Our first publication of this book helped Tom's influence as an artist extend far beyond the gay scene. Now this masterwork is finally being made available again, in a more compact format, for any and all to enjoy.

Hairy Hunks

Author: Lucy Porter
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810906465
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Humor

From Burt Reynolds to Jake Gyllenhaall, Tom Selleck to Orlando Bloom,Hairy Hunksseduces and sizzles on every page, with the very hottest in lustrous, luxurious, and sexy hair. In the bestselling tradition ofGod’s Gift, this hilarious, kitschy follow-up showcases over three decades of the most beloved actors, athletes, and musicians, with one thing in common: whether your tastes run to long manes, furry chests, or manly muttonchops, you’ll swoon for their hair. Stuffed with pictures of gorgeous man-candy—paired with hilarious captions—in a fun and colorful package,Hairy Hunksis bound to please. Ohyeah.

A Class Apart

Author: James Gardiner
Publisher: Serpents Tail
ISBN: 1852427280
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Photography

Upstairs, downstairs--the gay, photographic version.

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319017013
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics.

2 A M The Asian Male

Author: Norm Yip
Publisher: Studio 8 Hong Kong Pub Limited
ISBN: 9889825929
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Photography

This is Norm Yip's second photography book which follows the success of 1.AM The Asian Male. Twenty three men from around the world include models ranging from bodybuilder to svelte. Fifty-one selected images in both color and black and white on the finest matte paper make this 9"x12" art book a perfect coffee table book and collector's item.

Camptown Ladies

Author: Mari SanGiovanni
Publisher: Bywater Books
ISBN: 9781932859867
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Fiction

The Santora family ride again in the side-splitting sequel to Greetings From Jamaica, Wish You Were Queer

Comin at Ya

Author: David L. Chapman
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN: 155152225X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Photography

The thrill, the spectacle--full-color gay erotic photographs, in 3-D.