Another of the great photography books on the body, the female nude, is Heinz von Perckhammer's Edle Nacktheit in China ~ Kunstlerische Aktaufnahmen with 32 fine gravures, published in Berlin,1928. Perckhammer, who travelled to Asia, Southern China and Macao in the late 1920s, posed and photographed prostitutes in brothels in a pictorialist, soft-focus style. One of the most beautiful books of the period. My most recent copy of the book was the most uncommon, a hard cover edition with yellow tie-binding and yellow and blue covers + the dust jacket.
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