Goliath's latest release explores more than 500 years of the history of sex - specifically with the use of different forms of lovemaking toys.
"A Cultural History of Sex Toys" (UK title: "A Visual History of Lovemaking Toys") is jam-packed with 256 pages - complete with explanations to accompany the over over 240 images included within. This is definitely a title for any sex collector's library.
The book's astonishingly large collection of images come from a huge range of different sources - the majority of which are illustrations and photographs ranging from antiquity until present day. Most of these are annotated, with both scientific and more pornographic aspects of the toys used commented - creating what could be the most interesting and diverse discussion on the history of sex toys. Here's a sneak peek of what's inside:
Not only is this an illustratively scientific and informative book - it's raunchy and down-right hot. Will you be adding it to your collection?
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
"Within almost 15 years in business Goliath, now located in Berlin, has established itself as a highly acclaimed international publisher of diverse and often daring photography and art books unafraid to introduce controversial, erotic and subcultural perspectives to modern life. It all started with a photo book about the UFO phenomenon. This was way back in 1997 in New York. Goliath had finally landed. Ever since then Goliath has been fighting to make the world a visually better one with publishing books about The Sexy, The Weird And The Extraordinary. We don’t believe in pornography, but in fun and art – and of course in good photography. Boredom is the first cardinal sin. This explains why we never specialize, but have a wide interest in challenging perspectives and visual entertainment. Amongst our illustrious society of artists are names like the north-american subculture documentalist Charles Gatewood, renowed erotic photographer and punk-rocker Dave Naz, the Belgian artist Pierre Radisic, rock photographer legend Derek Ridgers, gender provocateur and chronicler of the industrial and goth culture Fred Berger, artist and photographer Paul Smith, many talented amateur photographers with a fresh view on girls and life, hemp-activist Rob Griffin, alternative sex’n’punk photographer The Lovely Brenda from New York, retro pin-up specialist Octavio Arizala or fetish fashion photographer Emma Delves-Broughton – to name just a few. Our variety couldn’t be more broad. We often get asked, if Goliath was an “erotic publisher”. It’s a yes and no. Yes, we like it naked, who doesn’t? No, we publish art. Who says art is not allowed to be naked? But it is not all about the bare naked truths. Our photographers are creative, often multitasking artists with a sixth sense for style, zeitgeist, new visual concepts and the unconventional. At Goliath books we are deeply committed to high standards in production and design as well as to the high artistic quality of our publications. Our latest brainchild is the stock agency Goliathimages.com to help to spread and promote the good photography and art to a publishing world that is full of clichés about the definition of “erotic”. And that’s the mission we are on. "