“These photographs may strike some people as sexist and others as sexy. Either way they are uncommonly visceral.”
Richard Kern. Action
Hardcover with DVD, reversible jacket, 6.4 x 8.5 in., 1.75 lb, 240 pages
Richard Kern keeps things hot but cool with a parade of sexy, laid-back women shot in his inimitable, low-key style. In casual, informal settings, these girls exude both attitude and an extreme aversion to clothing. Discover Kern’s most revealing book yet, complete with an hour-long DVD of an original Kern film and an exclusive musical score by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
Richard Kern’s gloriously natural girlsRichard Kern likes real women: unpretentious, unadorned, and definitely undressed. Those who love Kern know each book is an invitation to join him in his privileged world where natural young women share their most intimate moments. Kern has never lost his boyish curiosity with girls and their secrets, so instead of posing them in sterile sets he follows them through the house—or rather his New York apartment—from backyard to kitchen to bathroom to bedroom, capturing every sexy and embarrassing moment.
Action is his most revealing book yet. Across 240 pages we careen through the life of Kern, accompanied by dozens of energetic, fun-loving, clothes-dropping exhibitionists. “Young women want to show the world they’re not like their man-hating women’s lib mothers,” a Kern model once told me, and these girls certainly get their point across. To further assist the young ladies in their rebellion, the book includes an hour-long DVD of an original Kern film with an exclusive musical score by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
But since we know that sometimes it can be a little risky to look at a book this revealing in public, this special edition comes with TASCHEN’s clever new Panic Cover feature to end public censure once and for all. Simply slip off the attractive but explicit cover, reverse, and redress—those ladies in the park will think you’re reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire!