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Dian Hanson’s Pussy Book

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.32 lb, 512 pages
US$ 20
This fresh edition of The Big Book of Pussy reframes not just the subject, but the format of this popular volume in the portable and affordable Bibliotheca Universalis size, meeting the needs of readers like the gentleman who commented on Amazon, “Who wants a two-ton Pussy Book being ‘exposed’ for the mailman?” Complete with more than 400 photos from 1910 to today, featuring Ralph Gibson, Ed Fox, Guido Argentini, and many others.

Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Dive into the origin of us all
The Big Book of Pussy, not to be confused with a book of big pussies, closed out the popular “body part” series with an offering just as controversial as it was popular back in 2011. As in previous volumes, editor Dian Hanson explored the historical significance of her subject, explaining how the female genitalia have been coveted, feared, reviled, and worshipped by civilizations worldwide, from New Guinea to old Ireland. Her text was supported by playfully positive photographs of women exposing their vulvas, from 1910 to today. And with more than 400 photos, the point was made emphatically, in images both naturally furry and stylishly groomed.

Now, this fresh edition reframes not just the subject, but the format and design of this popular volume in the portable and affordable Bibliotheca Universalis size, to meet the needs of consumers like the gentleman who commented on Amazon, “Who wants a two-ton Pussy Book being ‘exposed’ for the mailman?” Relax, my finicky friend! Your pussy now arrives in a discreet 14 x 19.5 cm (5.5 x 7.7 in.) size!

Included are interviews with the auteur known as Pussyman, the ex-cop who turned masturbation into millions with a toy called the Fleshlight, clit queen Vanessa del Rio, squirter Flower Tucci, and vaginal performance artist Mouse. Contemporary photographers Richard Kern, Ralph Gibson, Jan Saudek, Guido Argentini, Ed Fox, and others share their favorite pussy photos, urging even the shyest reader to call, “Here, kitty, kitty!”
The editor and author

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, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.

Dian Hanson’s Pussy Book
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.32 lb, 512 pages
Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
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“Dian Hanson’s Pussy Book is the most shocking and beautiful and scary TASCHEN book ever published.”
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt