Selected as one of the best photography books of 2000 by the Village Voice, Peek is a rich sampling of the legendary archive of the sexual and erotic. Although case histories were the foundation of Alfred Kinseys famous studies, he and his researchers also collected related supplementary materials from his subjects books, diaries, drawings, and photographs. The Kinsey photo collection numbers 75,000, but only recently have the images emerged from the archives. Peek is the first book to showcase highlights of this extraordinary research. The 125 images are culled from anonymous snapshots, photo albums, photo-illustrated diaries, and 19th- and 20th-century erotica from Europe and Asia, as well as works by such luminaries as George Platt Lynes, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, and Joel-Peter Witkin. Accompanying essays by four scholars offer historical and cultural context.
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