Tom Poulton: The Secret Art of an English Gentleman edited by Dian Hanson
4to. pp. 250. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. Koln: Taschen, 2006.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
Rare & out-of-print.
ISBN-10: 3822830623 / ISBN-13: 9783822830628
The secret art of an English gentleman Thomas Leycester Poulton was an English magazine and medical book illustrator, born in 1897. Upon his death in 1963 it was discovered he was also a prolific and imaginative erotic artist who produced hundreds of sketches and finished drawings of women proudly and exuberantly displaying themselves in ways shocking to conservative post-war Britain. The archive remained hidden until the 1990s, when a collector of erotic artifacts passed it on to a fellow collector willing to share it with the world. Though Tom Poulton's work tells us much about English society between 1948 and 1963, there is a universal quality to these images of joyous, uninhibited sexuality that transcends time and place. The editor: Dian Hanson is a twenty-five-year veteran of men's magazine publishing. She began her career at Puritan Magazine in 1976 and went on to edit a variety of titles, including Partner, Oui, Hooker, Outlaw Biker, and Juggs magazines. In 1987 she took over the ?60s title Leg Show and transformed it into the world's best-selling fetish publication. Most recently, she authored TASCHEN's Terryworld, Tom of Finland: The Comic Collection and Dian Hanson's: The History of Men's Magazines six-volume set. The author: Jamie Maclean is the founder of The Erotic Print Society, a niche publishing house, and since 1994 has kept busy publishing a large range of books on erotic art, photography and fiction.