Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 1: From 1900 to Post-WWIIHardcover, 8.4 x 10.9 in., 4.63 lb, 460 pages70Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 1: From 1900 to Post-WWII70
Man’s Best Friend
How Paris and WWI spawned men’s magazines
Decadent Weimar Berlin produced cabaret, fetish and free love magazines, countered by nudist titles pushing fascist politics, culminating in the 1933 Berlin book burning.
The 1930s economic depression boosted demand for cheap escape, and men’s magazines delivered. There were film magazines of sexy starlets; “model study” art magazines; hardcore comics called Tijuana Bibles; “spicy” fiction digests with sexy painted covers; and detective titles of bad dames. When another world war erupted it required pinup magazines for fighting men, and after the war new men’s magazines rose from the ashes.
Volume 1 of this series features over 700 covers and photos from France, Germany, the U.S., England, Turkey, Austria, Spain, Argentina and more, plus informative text.
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 titles include the “body part” series, The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and Ren Hang.
Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 1: From 1900 to Post-WWIIHardcover, 21.3 x 27.7 cm, 2.10 kg, 460 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9215-4Edition: English, French, German
“Men’s magazine” is a euphemism for “sex magazine,” and this series traces its origins from 1900 to 1979, from the first coy French illustrations to the adult emporiums of Amsterdam, in six volumes, 2,760 pages, and nearly 4,000 full color covers and interior images. Dian Hanson produced men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Puritan, JUGGS, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor.