PA802L Leatherbound - The Spirit of Lady Godiva
This unique book, eight years in the making, presents Harvey’s photographs of nudes in public places. Lots of nude people — women and men, young and old. But there’s a twist: right next to them are unsuspecting clothed people.
The result may be hilarious or look impossible — but it’s real. The photos are completely unaltered. Yes, that nude man really is leaving a store with a pocket watch. Yes, those two nude women really are walking past a police station. And yes indeed, there are nearly two dozen nude people lounging on an outdoor terrace in lots of clothed company! From New York to Los Angeles, New Orleans to Madison, Harvey has captured an incredible variety of scenes, including famous landmarks, all with nude people right there. The nudity is simple and natural: no hiding of body parts, no streaking or flashing, no teasing or flaunting. These nude people behave just like anyone else while ordering a meal, buying flowers, sitting on a bench, or hailing a cab. Over 130 large photos fill this amazing book, with lively stories about all the scenes. Plus a preface where Harvey explains his art, and an introduction by an international expert on nudity, Paul Rapoport. This book will astound you with its humor, honesty, imagination, and wonderful attitude towards nudity. 12" x 9", 280 pp., b&w. Hardcover.