25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom

25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom

Alan Moore

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 081094846X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

With each new technological advance, pornography has proliferated and  degraded in quality. Today, porn is everywhere, but where is it art? 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom surveys the history of pornography and argues that the success and vibrancy of a society relates to its permissiveness in sexual matters.
This history of erotic art brings together some of the most provocative illustrations ever published, showcasing the evolution of pornography over diverse cultures from prehistoric to modern times. Beginning with the Venus of Willendorf, created between 24,000-22,000 bce, and book-ended by contemporary photography, it also contains a timeline covering major erotic works in several cultures. 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom ably captures the ancient and insuppressible creative drive of the sexual spirit, making this book a treatise on erotic art.

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Feminist arguments, even those one may not agree with, are at least constructed on the principles of logic and therefore can be debated, having precepts that are falsifiable—that can be proved or disproved. Religious arguments against pornography, alternately, are based upon the idea of a disapproving super-being, proof of whose existence has thus far eluded us. This is not to say that God does not exist, nor that religious people aren’t entitled to their point of view, but is simply intended to

which the elegant embodied spirit of Victorian pornography is guided by a snuffling hog; a swine before the pearl. A frieze runs in relief along the wall or border’s topmost edge, depicting effigies of the fine arts, seated with their parchment, lute, or easel and yet hanging down their heads, looking away embarrassed as the goddess of pornography parades there brazenly above them. Similarly, hovering in the air before her as she walks there are three anguished cherubs, tearing at their hair as

Cataloging-in-Publication Data Moore, Alan, 1953- 25,000 years of erotic freedom / by Alan Moore. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-8109-4846-4 (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) 1. Erotic art—History. 2. Pornography—History. I. Title. II. Title: Twenty-five thousand years of erotic freedom. N8217.E6M66 2009 700′.453809—dc22 2009011821 Copyright � 2009 Alan Moore Published in 2009 by Abrams, an imprint of ABRAMS. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or

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demented slapstick of violence and sex that was at once exuberant and infantile, marked by a kind of innocence, at least compared with all the joyless, dead-eyed fare served up for us today. Justly described as a “rural Fellini,” Meyer seems to have had a specific private goddess-image that was given generous flesh in his iconic women like Tura Satana or Kitten Natividad. Just as with Robert Crumb a decade later, Meyer’s enshrining of one female body type appears to hark back to the primal

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