Acknowledgements Introduction 1.All For Art The Male Nude in the Service of Art 2.Evidence of the Real The Male Nude in Science and Medicine 3.The 'Noble Savage' Imperialism and the Colonial Experience 4.Nakedness in Nature Naturism,the Simple Life and Nudist Photography 5.Form Not Content Physique Photography,Body Building and the Body Beautiful 6.'Done In Good Taste' The Nude in Newspapers, Magazines and Advertising 7.Private Pictures The Personal Album and the Erotic Images 8.'On Aesthetic Grounds Alone' Turn-of-the-century Nudes,Artistic and Erotic 9.The New Realism Pictorialism,the New Wave and the Birth of the Modern Nude 10.Celebration and Confrontation The Male Nude Today 11.Holding Down An Image The Male Nude in the Nineties Notes Selected Bibliography and Photographic Credits Biographical Notes on Illustrated Photographers Index
"Thoughtful text and abundant imagery chronicle the history of nude
male photography by straight/gay, men/women."
-"Newsletter(Gay and Lesbian Caucus), April 1996