dinsdag 22 januari 2013

BREASTS Women speak about their Breasts and their Lives Science D. AYALAH Erik Kessels / Paul Kooiker Terribly awesome photobooks

AYALAH, D. & ISAAC J. WEINSTOCK, - BREASTS. Women speak about their Breasts and their Lives. [First edition].

London, Hutchinson, 1980. Large 8°., original glossy limp wrappers with covertitle. 286pp. Frontispiece, many monochorme illustrations in text and full page with images of women's breasts, including some facsims. after advertisements, interview questionnaire, table of contents, synopsis printed on lower outer cover. English language compilation of inverviews with women talking about their breasts, personal perception, psychology and personality, role in personal life and society, including i.a. notes on historic roles. Paperback edition (as published).

A review (by Amazon) ...
I just got the book, and I cant believe this, the book is great... When I got it, there were not reviews so it was a bit of blind buying, although I did find in some forum on the internet a person asking for the book beecause apparently it is hard to get.
The book is amazing it has a lot of pictures of ACTUAL breasts, and how they really look like, not like playboys or porn stars, but of real regular everyday breasts, all pictures are in b&w.
Each Chapter is a different woman talking about her breasts and how they affected her life, whether because they were to small/big/heavy/noticeably/get int he way or many other things and it touches many subjet such as breast reduction, augmentation, cancer, bras
I would give it 6 stars, but there isn't such option :-/
It is a great book, I am really glad I got it.
Erik Kessels / Paul Kooiker, Terribly awesome photo books 30 x 37 cm 64 pages news paper print edition of 1000 ISBN 9789490800093 
For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regular shops, but are picked up in thrift stores and from antiquaries. The group’s fascination for these pictorial non-fiction books comes from the need to find images that exist on the fringe of regular commercial photo books. It’s only in this area that it’s possible to find images with an uncontrived quality. What’s noticeable from these publications is that there’s a thin line between being terrible and being awesome. This constant tension makes the books interesting. It’s also worth noting that these tomes all fall within certain categories: the medical, instructional, scientific, sex, humour or propaganda. Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have made a selection of their finest books from within this questionable new genre.

BBC is airing a fantastic special about life with large breasts called My Big Breasts and Me. This documentary follows the lives of three women who feel uncomfortably defined by their naturally large bust size. One is terrified of having breast reduction surgery but with her breasts causing her chronic back pain she knows it may be her only option. Another hopes that alternative therapies and an exercise regime will downsize her chest; and the third, a 19 year old fashion student, struggles to be taken seriously in a world where she feels only women with ’small boobs’ can look attractive.
Interesting Facts: British women have the biggest breasts in Europe and the average bra size is increasing each year. The average breast size in the UK is between 36C to 34E compared to 10 years ago when it was a much smaller 34B. Nearly 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size and need a proper fitting. Breast reduction operations have gone up a whopping 19% in 2006 compared to 2005. Half of women in the UK would consider plastic surgery while another 36% would consider a breast operation. It is estimated that 26,000 women had a breast enlargement in 2006. Thousands of teenagers – some as young as 13 years old – are now going under the knife in order to reduce their bust size and “fit” in.
The girls who work here at Hiddenfeet found the story of the young fashion student to be especially profound. For years now we have been working hard to show the world that large breasts are beautiful. The happy ending to her story should encourage any large chested woman who watches it to follow their dreams and shed their fears and phobias.
Warning: This BBC documentary does contain topless nudity. The nudity is tasteful however and necessary to explain the stories of these three women. No sexual content is shown but viewer discretion is advised.

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