The Sexual Perspective and Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography grew out of my journalism for the gay press and aspects of visual culture that had been central concerns for many years. The People’s Art had a direct line to my background, to my politics and to my journalism for The Morning Star and Tribune.

WILHELM VON GLOEDEN: TAORMINA

YEAR: 1984

PUBLISHER: GMP (Softback)

CONTENT: First selection of work published in Britain

NOTE: Monograph with 20 images

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SOLOMON: A FAMILY OF PAINTERS

YEAR: 1985

PUBLISHER: ILEA (Softback)

CONTENT: Exhibition catalogue from Geffrye Museum, London, with essay by Emmanuel Cooper – Vision of Love: Homosexual and Androgynous Themes in Simon Solomon’s work after 1873.

NOTE: Exhibition toured to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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INTERIORS: PAINTINGS BY CORNELIUS McCARTHY

YEAR: 1987

PUBLISHER: GMP (Hardback and softback)

CONTENT: Essay by Emmanuel Cooper and colour images of the artists work.

NOTE: Text in three languages – English, French and German

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THE SEXUAL PERSPECTIVE: HOMOSEXUALITY AND ART IN THE LAST 100 YEARS IN THE WEST

YEAR: 1986

PUBLISHER: Routledge & Kegan Paul (Hardback and softback)

CONTENT: Brings together information on the life and work of artists, women and men who were homosexual or had significant homosexual experiences.

NOTE: ‘A Milestone in queer cultural history.’ [Queer Arts Resource]

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THE SEXUAL PERSPECTIVE: HOMOSEXUALITY AND ART IN THE LAST 100 YEARS IN THE WEST

YEAR: 1994

PUBLISHER: Routledge (Hardback and softback)

CONTENT: Second edition with additional chapter.

NOTE: Truly groundbreaking [City Limits]

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ARTES PLASTICAS Y HOMOSEXUALIDAD

YEAR: 1991

PUBLISHER: Laertes (Softback)

CONTENT: Spanish language edition of the first UK edition.

NOTE: The cover image, by Guy Peellaert, is neither featured nor discussed in the book.

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THE LIFE & WORK OF HENRY SCOTT TUKE - 1858 - 1929

YEAR: 1987

PUBLISHER: GMP (Hardback)

CONTENT: First published monograph on the artist.

NOTE: This is an excellent monograph in terms of print quality and perceptive commentary by Cooper. [online review].

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THE LIFE & WORK OF HENRY SCOTT TUKE - 1858 - 1929

YEAR: 1997

PUBLISHER: Editions Aubrey Walter (Softback)

CONTENT: First paperback edition

NOTE: Both editions are among the most sought after books by Emmanuel Cooper.

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MACHINATIONS: Photographs by Arthur Tress

YEAR: 1988

PUBLISHER: GMP (Softback)

CONTENT: Photographs dating from 1979 – 1982 with introduction by Emmanuel Cooper

NOTE: Images by Arthur Tress also appeared in Emmanuel Cooper’s The Sexual Perspective and Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography.

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FULLY EXPOSED: THE MALE NUDE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

YEAR: 1990

PUBLISHER: Unwin Hyman (Hardback)

CONTENT: Multiple histories of the male nude.

NOTE: An absorbing read and an invaluable contribution to the sexual politics of representation. [Creative Camera].

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FULLY EXPOSED: THE MALE NUDE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

YEAR: 1995

PUBLISHER: Routledge (Hardback and Softback)

CONTENT: New edition with additional chapter

NOTE: ‘There are…relatively few investigations of the male nude that tackle the subject as thoroughly as this one.’ [Zoom]

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KOUROS: THE MALE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOHN S BARRINGTON

YEAR: 1990

PUBLISHER: GMP (Softback)

CONTENT: Introduction by Emmanuel Cooper along with approx 70 images by John S Barrington.

NOTE: Barrington is also represented in Emmanuel Cooper’s Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography​

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KOUROS: THE MALE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOHN S BARRINGTON

(Second Impression)

YEAR: 1993

PUBLISHER: Editions Aubrey Walter (Softback)

CONTENT: Introduction by Emmanuel Cooper along with approx 70 images by John S Barrington.

NOTE: Barrington is also represented in Emmanuel Cooper’s Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography​

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THEATRUM ANATOMICUM: JO BRUNENBERG

YEAR: 1993

PUBLISHER: Editions Aubrey Walter (Softback)

CONTENT: Introduction by Emmanuel Cooper to a collection of Brunenberg’s images – in both colour and black and white – that explore the paradox between ‘geometical symmetry and the sensual lines of the body…’

NOTE: Images by Jo Brunenberg were featured in the second edition of Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography.​

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PEOPLE’S ART: WORKING CLASS ART FROM 1750 TO THE PRESENT DAY

YEAR: 1994

PUBLISHER: Mainstream (Hardback)

CONTENT: Illuminates work little seen or written about and here discussed within its social and artistic context.

NOTE: A fantastic book, a must read for anyone with any interest in social art history [Online review].

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OUTLOOKS: LESBIAN & GAY SEXUALITIES AND VISUAL CULTURES

YEAR: 1996

PUBLISHER: Routledge (Hardback and softback)

CONTENT: Series of essays looking at relationship of lesbian and gay sexualities to visual representations. Emmanuel Cooper contributes essay ‘Queer spectacles’ on Francis Bacon.

NOTE: Perhaps Emmanuel Cooper’s most theoretical arts writing. Other contributors include Simon Watney and Sunil Gupta.

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MALE BODIES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE NUDE

YEAR: 2004

PUBLISHER: Prestel (Hardback)

CONTENT: Survey of male nude through eyes of some of the leading photographers.

NOTE: 'This fine book contains many superlative photographs of historical and aesthetic significance'.  [Online review]

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