Marc Attali (and Jacques Delfau). Les Erotiques Du Regard. Andre Ballard,, Paris, 1968. Folio. Paris, Andre Ballard, 1968. 112 pp. Small Folio. First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated boards. Black-and-white reproductions.
Les Erotiques Du Regard is a frank meditation no the male gaze an essay in pictures and a kind of concrete poetry where the typography has equal status with the imagery. Unlike many of the so-called erotic books from the 1960s - the 'Free Love' era--Les Erotiques manages to examine the phenomenon of the male gaze, whilst at the same time doing the classically male thing of gazing...The book is full of snatched images of women in public--on the streets and in cafes - voyeuristically focusing on their bodies -- primarily legs...a thoughtful book that is lighthearted and serious at one and the same time, which means that it both engages and disengages with the erotic in an interesting, thoroughly ambiguous, complex and tantalizing way."--Parr and Badger
Very Good+; split to joint with small horizontal tear; a bit of abrasion to 'tips' (about 3")