OK, imagine the best photos from the iconic first volume of the body parts series, The Big Book of Breasts, in a new 28 by 28 cm size, but popping off the page in state-of-the-art 3D. An impossible dream? Not so, Luddites! In this wonderful modern world of digital magic, 90 photos from the original book, plus 18 stunning new photos, have been transformed from boring old last-century 2D into cutting edge 21st century 3D by Jon Schnitzer and The Brain Factory, the geniuses whipping up 3D projects for filmmaker Tim Burton. This 220-page special edition has a revised introduction, updated layout, and comes with a pair of red/blue anaglyph viewing glasses.
Unlike other 3D pictures you may have seen before, the photos in The Big Book of Breasts 3D do not look distorted when viewed without the glasses. The Brain Factory’s technique is so subtle it’s hard to even detect the red/blue tint in many of the black and white photos, but when you put on your glasses the curves leap from the page, not in flat layers as in old-style 3D, but as fully rounded body contours.
It doesn’t take a genius to guessthat this will be the gift book of the year. As Playboy’s Hugh Hefner recently observed, “What would people most like to see in 3D? Probably a naked lady.” We hear you Hef, and we deliver.
Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles.
Dian Hanson Hardcover with 3D glasses, 11.0 x 11.0 in., 220 pages
"Dass TASCHEN jetzt das Big Book of Breasts in einer 3-D-Version herausbringt – das ist ja wohl mal wirklich ein sinnvoller Schritt nach vorn in der ansonsten recht jämmerlichen Geschichte der Menschheit, oder?"
— Playboy, München
"It's no secret that some at AVN are major fans of 3D, and especially when that 3D involves sex. So when TASCHEN Publications announced that it was taking its 2006 edition of The Big Book of Breasts, adding more photos and making all of those beautiful bosoms 3D, some at AVN were jumping for joy…Can we just say, "YOWZAH!"
— Adult Video News, Chatsworth
"Yes we know we have covered this book a many time before. But then, when your Greek Lady boss is the owner of the most fabulous pair of ay-carambas in the land , it’s hard not to develop a breast fixation. Everyday when she’s away, we pop on a recording of her voce serenading us with show tune, affix the 3-D specs to our faces, turn the page and ogle. It’s just like the real thing. We would say even better than, but that would be a lie. Out now."
— 10 Magazine (Women), London
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