Tom of Finland: His Life and Times

Tom of Finland His Life and Times When the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly

  • Title: Tom of Finland: His Life and Times
  • Author: F. Valentine Hooven III
  • ISBN: 9780312113650
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written, one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly shaped the erotic imaginations of generations of gay men hte Scandinavian illustrator Tom of Finland.Working alone and in secret in a far off land, the remarkable drawings tWhen the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written, one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly shaped the erotic imaginations of generations of gay men hte Scandinavian illustrator Tom of Finland.Working alone and in secret in a far off land, the remarkable drawings that sprang from this artist s hands leatherman bikers, cowboys, cops, lumberjacks, hardhats, soldiers, and sailors become archetypal images that delineated the shape of homoerotic desire.With Tom s full cooperation in the years before his death, F Valentine Hooven III hs written a full biography of the man, while tracing the evolution and impact of his art on the world.

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    1. Joshua

      Happy homosexuals. It's an incredible concept, and unfortunately it's only a recent one, but the homosexual community owes Tom of Finland some credit for establishing this mentality. Anyone who has studied or appreciated the work of Tom understands that the men frolicking and fucking in the strange and wonderful world of Tom's imagination are always happy, and when the reader remembers that the men in these drawings were making love at a time when homosexuality could be punished with exile, impr [...]

    2. Nicole Bunge

      Really good, in depth but readable, (if somewhat worshipful) biography of the artist. I've known about Tom for some time and like his art (also,I'm straight woman writing this), but really got more interest since I'm involved in the BDSM community and go to IML (International Mr. Leather) in Chicago for the Leather Market, and the Tom of Finland Foundation usually has a booth there. So I was really hoping to pick up an art book or something this year (2014) but they weren't there, so that sent m [...]

    3. Freyja Vanadis

      Excellent biography about the man who became Tom of Finland. I have another book that's about him, but it doesn't go into the kind of detail about his life that this one does. Even as a lesbian, I can appreciate the talent he had. He was best at drawing portraits of actual people - there was one drawing he did of a model on a motorcycle that was so good, I almost couldn't tell it was a drawing and not a photograph. It showed the drawing and the photograph side by side, and there was almost no di [...]

    4. HeavyReader

      I've been fascinated by Tom of Finland since I first saw his artwork, probably some time in the 90s. Of course, I am not a gay man, but I find his representations of aggressive, open gay male sexuality very erotic.I first saw this book in City Lights bookstore in San Franscico and opened it up to read a bit. I didn't get to finish it until years later when I came across it at the Solidarity radical library in Lawrence, Kansas.I enjoyed the biography. It was a quick, easy read and now I feel like [...]

    5. Ken

      learn all about the man behind the men. don't worry, there's plenty of huge bulging masses thrown in as well.

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