Friday, 23 August 2013

Taschen: 'The Big Book of Legs' is now 'The Little Book of Legs'


Image © Taschen

Throughout history, our legs have become eroticised, I'm talking 'our legs' as in you and I ladies. In many cultures they are considered the object of desire and in some cases, sexual obsession, which is why historian, writer and founder of 1970s hardcore journal Puritan, Dian Hanson, decided to release "The Big Book of Legs", a tome exploring the importance of the female leg from the emergence of the ankle in the 1910s, through to the raunchfest stockings and stilettos of the 50s and sexually liberated legs in the 60s and 70s.
There was just one problem with that book, weighing in at nearly 7 pounds it was far too hefty to carry home in your handbag and you were seriously in danger of ruining your own pins (that's english for legs for my lovely US readers), as just resting the book on your kneecaps meant having to do physio for at least a week afterwards.

So those lovely people at Taschen have released a smaller version, featuring 38 new images, which means no more physio and lots more legs, hurrah! Priced at £6.99, it's available HERE

All this talk of legs makes me think of ZZ Top.... 'she got legs, and she knows how to use them'.


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