Not only are photographers as a group more concerned with the expression of form and style through the nude than painters and sculptors today, but, it can be argued, photography is at present the last refuge of the nude. Today in art the nude, if she appears at all, is simply one more form among others. The expression of her moods and nuances, as well as her actual form, have been abandoned to the realism of photography.

Introduction from The History of the Nude in Photography

History of the Nude in Photography by Peter Lacey and Anthony La Rotonda

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