1. The Forbidden Book. Studio Manassé. Illustration from Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin. Feral House, 2008.

    The first illustrated book that traces Berlin’s intimate and forbidden offerings that were found in venues, cinema (both straight and gay), nudist societies, and erotic publications. 

    "…Studio Manassé, which flourished in the 1930s in Vienna, captured more than just portrait photography bursting with erotic charge; it immortalized the fluid state of beauty and the ‘new woman’: confident in her own sexuality as she struggled to redefine her position in the modern world…"

     
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