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Featuring work by author activist Nevo Zisin, transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey, feminist essayist Elizabeth Flux and indigenous editor Bridget Caldwell, the PLAY issue tackles topics including sex toys, swinging, Mormonism, lingerie, sex work, Aboriginal queer motherhood and being LGBTIQA+ in sport and the world of gaming.
ISBN 9780648558309. Archer Magazine.
The Art of Yoco presents the works of Japanese illustrator Yoco. Yoco is an illustrator working in the Boys' Love (BL) genre, a Japanese form of novel that focuses on homoerotic romantic or sexual relationships between male characters. This is the first book to collect his illustrations, and includes some original works. Yoco is one of the up-and-coming illustrators who is gaining popularity on Social Media and is highly praised among the BL community.
ISBN 9784756252104. Pie Books.
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Black Men Clubbing is a view into the celebrated male por- traits by the late Chicago photographer Michael Abramson from black nightclubs of mid-70s South Side Chicago. These fantastic, fun, and diverse photos taken by this young white man in a fashionable black environment are celebrated and analyzed in reference and response to today’s black culture.Abramson attended these clubs regularly from late 1974 to 1977, many of which were run by impresario Johnny Pepper and featured a mixture of blues, jazz, funk and early disco music. The men and women who attended these clubs were dressed to the nines, and this photo book features their exuberant clothing and attitude.
ISBN 9783943330311. Gingko Press.
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From a quarter million male nudes, editor Dian Hanson selects the best physique photography from Bob Mizer, founder of Physique Pictorial, America’s first indisputably gay magazine. Printed from the original 4 x 5 negatives for utmost clarity, this two-volume, seriously strapping lineup includes movie and TV stars Nick Adams, Glenn Corbett, and Ed Fury.
ISBN 9783836550291. TASCHEN.
An anthology of the smart, literate gay magazine that also manages to be very fun and very dirty. In this meaty package, BUTT editors Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom select the best images and interviews from more than a decade in print, including sexy pictures and candid interviews with such spectacular men as Gore Vidal, François Sagat, Marc Jacobs and Your Big Dick Host.
ISBN 9783836551571. TASCHEN.
Girls Like Us is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women from all genders within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals Girl Like Us unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping collaborative routes towards a non-patriarchy.
ISBN 9771879738004. Girls Like Us.
Hal Fischer's Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography in the 1970s. This new edition reproduces the look and feel of the original volume, which reconfigured into a book format the 24 text-embedded images of Fischer's 1977 photographic series Gay Semiotics. The photographs in Gay Semiotics present the codes of sexual orientation and identification Fischer saw in San Francisco's Castro and Haight Ashbury districts, ranging from such sexual signifiers as handkerchiefs and keys to depictions of the gay fashion "types" of that era--from "basic-gay" to "hippie" and "jock." Gay Semiotics also features Fischer's critical essay, which is marked by the same wry, anthropological tone found in the image/text configurations. Fischer's book circulated widely, finding a worldwide audience in both the gay and conceptual art communities. Fischer's insistence on the visual equivalence of word and image is a hallmark of the loose photography and language group that included Fischer, Lutz Bacher, Lew Thomas and others working in the San Francisco Bay Area. First published as an artist's book in 1978 by NFS Press, at a time when gay people had been forced to both evaluate and defend their lifestyles, Gay Semiotics earned substantial critical and public recognition. Thirty-seven years later, the book remains a proactive statement from a voice within the gay community from a moment in history just before the devastation wrought by AIDS. Hal Fischer (born 1950) grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. He arrived in San Francisco in 1975 to pursue an MA in photography at San Francisco State. Through his work as an art reviewer and photographer, he soon became embedded in the Bay Area's artistic and intellectual scene. He continues to live and work in San Francisco.
ISBN 9780976184171. Cherry and Martin.
Hal Fischer's (born 1950) Gay Semiotics is a seminal work of 1970s California conceptual photography. This new hardbound edition of his celebrated 1978 book, published in a limited edition of 250 signed and numbered copies, reproduces the look and feel of the original. It includes a signed and numbered limited edition archival pigment print of "Street Fashion: Basic Gay," one of the most celebrated photographs from the series.
ISBN 9780976184188. Cherry and Martin.
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Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its recent facsimile edition now out of print), Hal Fischer: The Golden Age of Gay includes 18th Near Castro Street x 24, which was published as an artist’s book, Boy-Friends, A Salesman and two other series—Civic Center and Cheap Chic Homo.Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies brings together, for the first time in nearly four decades, Fischer’s major photo-text investigations of gay life in late 1970s San Francisco. Unapologetic, humorous, periodically subversive and conceptually driven, Fischer’s photo-text investigations continue to engage and amuse audiences. As the work demonstrates, the late 1970s—after Stonewall and before AIDS—was a magical moment to be young and gay in San Francisco.Hal Fischer (born 1950) grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. He arrived in San Francisco in 1975 to pursue an MA in photography at San Francisco State University. Through his work as an art reviewer and photographer, he soon became embedded in the Bay Area's artistic and intellectual scene. He continues to live and work in San Francisco.
ISBN 9780982767177. Gallery 16 Editions.
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First published in 1945, In Youth Is Pleasure is a beautiful and unassuming coming-of-age novel by the English writer and painter Denton Welch (1915-1948). Painfully sensitive and sad Orville Pym is 15 years old, and this novel recounts the summer holiday after his first miserable year at public school -- but as in all of Welch's work, what is most important are the details of his characters' surroundings. Welch is a Proustian writer of uncanny powers of observation who, as William S. Burroughs wrote, "makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes." Film director John Waters includes this novel as one of his Five Books You Should Read to Live a Happy Life If Something Is Basically the Matter with You, and writes: "Maybe there is no better novel in the world than Denton Welch's In Youth Is Pleasure. Just holding it in my hands, so precious, so beyond gay, so deliciously subversive, is enough to make illiteracy a worse social crime than hunger." Also included in this edition is the first U.S. publication of I Left My Grandfather's House. This first-person account of an idyllic walking tour in the British countryside undertaken when Welch was 18 makes a fascinating companion piece to the fictionalised, though no less autobiographical, In Youth Is Pleasure.
ISBN 9781878972132. Exact Change.
Get beneath the tight jeans of Tom of Finland’s working-class heroes with this perfect, pocket-sized package of blue-collar lovers. With a brawny lineup of multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings, as well as personal photographs and sketches, this neat little book explores the tough physical types who fascinated Tom since his very first crush.
ISBN 9783836540759. TASCHEN.
Criminal justice never looked so good as in this pocket-sized collection of Tom of Finland’s favorite tightly uniformed cops and suitably butch criminals. Multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings are contextualized with sketches, reference images, and personal photos of Tom.
ISBN 9783836540735. TASCHEN.
Stand at attention with this pocket-sized army of free, proud, masculine fantasy men committed to pleasure and male camaraderie. With multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings, as well as personal photographs, sketches, and reference images, The Little Book of Tom: Military Men celebrates the artist’s most iconic vision of masculine perfection.
ISBN 9783836540742. TASCHEN.
Not content to be a tremendous photographer, painter, filmmaker, performance artist and activist David Wojnarowicz (1954-92) was also the author of three classic books: Close to the Knives, The Waterfront Journals and Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, now back in print from Artspace. This volume collects four tales -- "Into the Drift and Sway," "Doing Time in a Disposable Body," "Spiral" and the title story -- interspersed with ink drawings by the artist. "Sometimes it gets dark in here behind these eyes I feel like the physical equivalent of a scream. The highway at night in the headlights of this speeding car speeding is the only motion that lets the heart unravel and in the wind of the road the two story framed houses appear one after the other like some cinematic stage set..." From these opening sentences of the book (in "Into the Drift and Sway"), Wojnarowicz lets loose a salvo of explicit gay sexual reverie harshly lit by the New York cityscape.
ISBN 9780963109507. Artspace Books.
Take your best friend and go on a journey made to measure. Travel to exciting destinations like Berlin, New York, Lisbon or Shanghai and sample the best they have to offer besides the obvious. Mr Hudson Explores showcases destinations for gay men, but not necessarily gay destinations. Accommodation, shops, food spots, art and activities — Mr Hudson Explores is for everyone who wants to travel in style.Where to see the best architecture? Who serves the best cocktail? What’s the best design store? Together with Mr Hudson and a diverse range of editors, this book presents 20 of the most interesting cities in the Northern Hemisphere where style, culture, hospitality, and identity can be authentically experienced. Whether traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends, this guide will become your companion to places where a warm welcome can be expected.
ISBN 9783899559743. Die Gestalten Verlag.
From the Michael Stokes Collection, this extraordinary publication reveals a side of World War II never before made public: young Allied troops discharging tension in boisterous, naked play and intimate "buddy" friendships. A remarkable, often tender, lineup of personal photographs and vintage military ephemera, these images offer a whole new perspective on masculinity and the wartime relations between men.
ISBN 9783836572668. TASCHEN.
Pansy Beat was a short-lived fanzine published by Michael Economy in New York from 1989 to 1990, totalling five quarterly issues. Each issue's 50-some black-and-white pages documented the exuberant downtown gay and drag club scene of that era and included one free condom. The zine offered a glimpse into an exhilarating alternative universe during the darkest years of the AIDS crisis.Interviews profiled downtown personalities on the verge of global stardom, many still working to this day. Artists such as Lady Bunny, Billy Erb, Connie Fleming, Kenny Kenny, Lady Miss Kier and Larry Tee first shared their memorable selves in print on the pages of Pansy Beat. The zine also featured interviews with Edwige Belmore, Leigh Bowery and Quentin Crisp. This book celebrates Pansy Beat's brief but influential life, including a reprinting of all five issues in their original format, previously unseen photographs by staff photographer Michael Fazakerley, new full-color artwork by some of the original contributors, plus new essays and interviews.
ISBN 9780692953099. KrimsKrams Island LLC.
Illuminated by pop fantasies, Donna Summer disco tracks and teen passion, the fiercely earnest characters in Rolling the R's come to life against a background of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community. In his daring first novel, R. Zamora Linmark treats the music of the Bee Gees and schoolyard bullying as equally formative experiences in the lives of a group of Filipino fourth-graders living in Kalihi, Honolulu, who call themselves the "Farrah Fawcett Fan Club." The characters' stories unfold largely in the documentary detritus of their lives -- their poems and prayers, book reports and teacher evaluations -- all written in carefully observed, pitch-perfect vernacular. Now back in stock, Linmark's tour-de-force experiments in narrative structure, pidgin and perspective roll every "are," throwing new light on gay identity and the trauma of cultural assimilation. Rolling the R's goes beyond "coming of age" and "coming out" to address the realities of cultural confusion, prejudice and spiraling levels of desire in humorous yet haunting portrayals that are, as Matthew Stadler writes, "stylish, shameless and beautiful." This special twentieth anniversary edition includes a new essay by the author, introducing one of the most original and iconic stories of the Asian diasporic experience and an essential work of fiction in the Asian American literary canon.
ISBN 9781885030511. Kaya Press.
German photographer and filmmaker Tobias Zielony's (born 1973) latest series documents the gay techno scene of Kiev, Ukraine. Maskirovka alludes to a Russian method of deceptive warfare evoking images of gas masks and hooded soldiers, while the photographs themselves explore other types of “masking” in the expression of sexual identity.
ISBN 9788867492923. Mousse Publishing.
Discover the full range of Tom’s talent, from sensitive portraits and frank sexual pleasure to tender expressions of love and haunting tributes and young men struck down by AIDS. Essays on Tom’s social and personal impact by Camille Paglia, John Waters, Armistead Maupin, Todd Oldham, and others, plus a scholarly analysis of individual drawings by art historian Edward Lucie-Smith round out this elegant, oversized volume.
ISBN 9783836527248. TASCHEN.
The complete adventures of Kake, Tom of Finland's dark-haired, mustached leatherman, who travelled the world on his motorcycle to spread the seeds of ecstatically explicit gay sex. See Tom's own personal fantasies lived out in these 26 episodes of mustaches, muscles and liberated libido, now some of the most famous cartoons in the history of gay art.
ISBN 9783836550512. TASCHEN.