Rare Flesh

by David E. Armstrong, Clive Barker | Arts & Photography |
ISBN: 0789308452 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjarewing of Port Richey, Florida USA on 7/18/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Monday, July 18, 2005
I couldn't resist ordering this collection of dark eye-candy! I love Barker, dark poetry, erotic art. Love the fact, also that Barker and Armstrong, lovers, teamed up to do this project.

From the back cover:

In the dark recesses of the human imagination lies an erotic potential that is rarely explored. Rare Flesh dares to tread into this taboo territory, pairing stunning male nude photographs by David E. Armstrong with provocative poetry and prose by Clive Barker. Dozens of models acto out primal fantasies, and the resulting images show us the male form as we've never seen it before. The experience is visceral, vacillating between erotic arousal, unbridled horror, and raw beauty. With themes of love, betrayal, loneliness, and redemption, Rare Flesh stimulates the mind as well as the body.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Sunday, July 31, 2005
Stunning. Breathtaking. The photography was both beautiful and disturbing, primally erotic and touching. You really get a feel of our ancient, primal urges and desires while looking through the photos. The poetry was just what you would expect of Clive Barker, great stuff! Sorry, this is being added to my personal collection, not available for trade, etc.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjarewing at Gibsonton, Florida USA on Thursday, January 10, 2013
I have re-read this, and enjoyed it yet again. Still think the photography is stunningly disturbing. I have stacks of photography books that tend to simply gather dust on my shelves instead of being enjoyed, so I am going to let this one go.

Journal Entry 4 by wingjarewing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, January 11, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (1/11/2013 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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Sending to Gorydetails as a bonus surprise as her LGBT Bookbox returns to her. I hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wow! I was stunned to find this beautiful book in the box - a magnificent collaboration, with Armstrong's images and Barker's text. Thanks so much; I'm going to enjoy this!

Later: Intriguing mix of art styles here, from blurry, candid-style shots to highly elaborate ones - and with the subjects ranging from casually sexual to stylized and fetishistic. (The glossy-black-horned-figure images are especially striking.) Some of the photographs are accompanied by prose poems by Barker, including one that goes "Youth inhabits his face / like a hermit crab its borrowed shell. / He will outgrow his shelter sooner than he thinks. / Only then will he know what it is to be naked." That one shows a sleek-haired young man in a tuxedo - but the following pages reveal that his pants are down around his ankles. And, yes, this image of a half-naked man seem more "nude" in many respects than the completely-naked men on other pages!

Beautiful, sexy, dramatic, savage - and, here and there, rather funny - images; I enjoyed them. (And I admit I got a bit sniffly over the elegy to Armstrong and Barker's late dog Bart, at the end of the book...)

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, April 06, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (4/7/2014 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm sending this to BCer Firegirl in Virginia. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ooops! Forgot to make a journal entry for this one. Looks fantastic, thank you!!

Journal Entry 8 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, August 06, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (8/6/2015 UTC) at Annandale, Virginia USA

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I enjoyed looking through this quite a lot. I sent it to a friend out in Southern California some weeks ago; he's my go-to for nude male art books. He enjoys using them for figure work. He let me know it arrived safely.

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