- “Icons—from Egypt’s Golden Empire to present day—with a knack for translating sexual fantasies into master works of art.”
- “…it’s possibly the only place you’ll see Rembrandt alongside Robert Crumb, and expert editing means the collection never strays into the predictable Erotic Print Society territory.”
- “It's tasteful in an arty kind of way, which means you won't have to endure red-hot cheeks at the checkout counter. Once home with the lights dimmed, you're sure to be inspired by the sexy visuals.”
Erotica UniversalisHardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.21 lb, 576 pages25Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
An erotic history of humanity
For Erotica Universalis, we surface from the subterranean realms of the museums to enter those of our national and private libraries. Here we discover that not only most of our famous writers, such as Ovid, Aretino, Voltaire, Verlaine, or Maupassant, wrote erotic texts that bordered on indecency, but also that great artists like Boucher, Fragonard, Dalí, or Matisse were inspired to provide suitable illustrations for these naughty books. For this new hardcover edition of the classic 1995 best seller, we have culled highlights from our Erotica Universalis collection.
Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Élie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
Erotica UniversalisHardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 1.00 kg, 576 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4778-9Edition: English, French, German