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by James Gardiner

  • Author: James Gardiner
  • ISBN: 185242513X
  • ISBN13: 978-1852425135
  • ePub: 1945 kb | FB2: 1625 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; First edition (June 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 526
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Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?: One Hundred  Fifty Years of Gay Life in Pictures ePub download

Jonathan Hales in Gay Times Books of the Year ?Thankfully, after several hefty books chronicling the history .

Jonathan Hales in Gay Times Books of the Year ?Thankfully, after several hefty books chronicling the history of homosexuality, somebody at Serpent's Tail decided to do it in pictures and in coffee table format.

James Gardiner's eclectic collection of gay male photos, postcards, play bills, theater posters, and other ephemera is an. .Who's a Pretty Boy Then? is a historical and artistic tour de force that brings gay male history alive.

James Gardiner's eclectic collection of gay male photos, postcards, play bills, theater posters, and other ephemera is an unguided tour through 100 years of gay male life and culture. As you page through the hundreds of images, you are forced to make your own connections, construct your own sense of reality.

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Who's a Pretty Boy Then? is a historical and artistic tour de force that brings gay male history alive

Who's a Pretty Boy Then? is a historical and artistic tour de force that brings gay male history alive.

It was the first book of Hart, which was reprinted in 1992 with revisions. It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history.

Ryan lives in West Bend, Wisconsin, a town of just over thirty thousand . Just so happens that something Hader said seven years ago about hating gay people came up the day of a big game

Ryan lives in West Bend, Wisconsin, a town of just over thirty thousand outside Milwaukee. He has a kid face, with big brown eyes. His mom, Tori, usually cuts his hair, which he sometimes styles into a side sweep. What does it look like to see a car slam into a brick wall at one hundred miles per hour? Ryan can tell you. Ryan visits Milwaukee or Madison, home to the University of Wisconsin, a few times a year. Just so happens that something Hader said seven years ago about hating gay people came up the day of a big game. Now he has to go to all these sensitivity trainings. Ryan considers the leaker’s motivation.

A pictorial cruise through a century of gay culture by the author of A Class Apart.
Saithinin
This is my first review, I regret that it is so negative but I would hate to see anyone throw away their money on this very unsatisfactory book. "ABC "History Interest"'s review of this book says it a all.
It is a totally incoherent, POORLY EDITED and poorly reproduced photo history. The photos looked like they were swept up from the cutting room floor, and it is anyone's guess who or what the subjects are--- are they male or female; in drag or lesbian/gay. I trashed the book to get it out of circulation. What a sad waste of paper and printer's ink.
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Ienekan
What - based on the title - could have been an interesting topic, turns out to be an unfocused and rather wacky dalliance into photography as part of gay life. It is so subjective, unscholarly and disorganized it seems that it should have been published by a vanity press. In the preface the author states that the geographic focus will be limited to England. Then he says London only. Then he expands the breadth to nclude Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and some places in the U.S. - anywhere important to gay British men. Also he insists on using the term "queen" for gays. I guess the reader should be forewarned in the preface when the author says that it is written in his "own personal and idiosyncratic" viewpoint. Caveat Emptor!
Beazerdred
Fashions change and this book is a good view to see how fashions change.

Let me give you an example. Now you see guys in ads with a stubble beard -- no longer clean shaven: it was not always this way.

I intend to keep this book and I know how to sell books at a profit.
Xurad
A great book of wonderful pictures that proves that men have been loving men for quite some times. Really great eye candy with a historical perspective.
Mettiarrb
I beg to differ with a couple of reviewers: I love this book. It's more of an historical account than just a photo book, but there are some beautiful and sometimes funny photos contained within, and it's an enjoyable read (and a great coffee table book, if you have the right company over). I owned the softcover version years ago, then loaned it out and never saw it again. Glad to get the hardcover for about $12 used.
Owomed
To dismiss this book as just an excuse to dredge up some titillating photographs for the purpose of publishing is an injustice. This collection is an historical perspective on many levels - the camera as a art form since its invention, a survey of sociolgical transformations as to the perception of homosexuality, the psychological sweep from the closet to the stage to Stonewall to the AIDS bedside and beyond. There are many many captured moments that seem voyeuristic in the best sense of the word in that the spontaneity of individuals interacting as well as groups entertaining are fresh and often off guard. Here is a portfolio of tenderness, of hilarity, and of tragedy. Would that there were more essays interspersed to document the various periods traversd. But then we must also pay homage to the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words". Well worth your time.
Landaron
I got this as a present, and I am never sure what one has to do with picture books once seen they seem to have exhausted their usefulness. Nevertheless, it passes the time for novices on this subject; and one could always leave it lying around for 'straight' visitors to find...

This picture volume has more the feel of a labour of love than that of a scholarly work, and I am sure it doesn't aspire to that. The fact that it is very much London (UK) based limits its scope for other audiences somewhat despite some Baron von Gloeden images. I did find a 2 or 3 people in there I had come across in my time when clubbing in London; it serves me as a nice memento then. (Bless; Regina Fong)
There are some wonderful archival photos in this book, but it lacks a basic level of "scholarship" that leaves it as one guy's idiosyncratic take on British-dominated gay history. Seems to me there is way too much focus on drag, and a more international perspective would have helped as well.
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