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Over the last one hundred years, the image of the muscular man has known no boundaries; it has been the object of envy and desire, and used to convey optimal health and fitness, product appeal, political power, and military might. Universal Hunks, David L. Chapman's follow-up to American Hunks, is a captivating collection of historical images of muscular men from around thOver the last one hundred years, the image of the muscular man has known no boundaries; it has been the object of envy and desire, and used to convey optimal health and fitness, product appeal, political power, and military might. Universal Hunks, David L. Chapman's follow-up to American Hunks, is a captivating collection of historical images of muscular men from around the world, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing up until the 1970s, including photographs, posters, advertisements, magazine and comic book covers, and product packaging. The book considers the eroticized, politicized, and commercialized male image through history, and evaluates its fascinating cultural context by country and continent; culled from the author's personal collections, it includes materials never published before, including images of Asian bodybuilders, European comic-book superheroes, and muscleman posters from the Soviet Union. The book also includes a foreword by cultural and sports historian Douglas Brown.Full-color throughout, Universal Hunks is a thought-provoking and sexy visual tour of musclemen from all parts of the globe.David L. Chapman is the author of twelve books on male photography and bodybuilding, including American Hunks, Comin' at Ya!: The Homoerotic 3D Photographs of Denny Denfield, and Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-up, as well as the book Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women....

Title : Universal Hunks: A Pictorial History of Muscular Men around the World, 1895-1975
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ISBN : 9781551525099
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Universal Hunks: A Pictorial History of Muscular Men around the World, 1895-1975 Reviews

  • Chantelle Messier
    2018-10-09 19:00

    My husband bought this for me because of my dual interests in sexual history and ogling muscular men. David Chapman offers informative and lively notes on this collection of photographs. His project in this book is to organize a history of our focus on the male body, a subject long neglected in gender studies. From bodybuilding as Nazi Nationalism to Japanese and Indian assertions of masculinity during times of cultural duress, Chapman's notes handle the topic with surprising sensitivity and insight. The pictures were lovely, but I found myself even more intrigued by this exploration of the male body's political and cultural meaning.

  • Malcolm
    2018-10-04 17:06

    review to follow

  • Doris Raines
    2018-10-01 15:46

    Nice. Photo