Sense and sensuality: Illustrated book explores softer sex

05.08.2013 Art : Laurence King Publishing : Sexuality

London – Commissioned by Laurence King Publishing, The Purple Book: Symbolism and Sensuality in Contemporary Art & Illustration is a new tome that features reprinted classic stories accompanied with erotic illustrations.

The book brings together five classic literary texts on sensuality, from authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and James Joyce, with specially commissioned illustrations. The fluid, sensual nature of the drawings evokes dreamy, fantastical imaginings of sex rather than the usual graphic representations seen in pornography.

There is a shift in the way sex is being presented to both men and women. To discover more about the new aesthetic surrounding erotica, book a ticket for LS:N Global’s forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 Trend Briefing, XX v XY.

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