Elmer Batters: From the Tip of the Toes to the Top of the Hose
8vo. pp. 215. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. (near fine). Koln: Taschen, .
ISBN-10: 3822892653 / ISBN-13: 9783822892657
Elmer Batters (1919-1997) was the grand master of leg and foot art. While others preferred the thrill of an inviting cleavage, the maestro's eye was on lower things-trim calves, the arch of a foot, the well-made lines of toes and heels. He chose his models with these criteria in mind-and with the obsessiveness of a Zen artist spent his lifetime looking for the perfect leg.