Chocolate Cheesecake: Celebrating the Modern Black Pin-up

Earnest L. Cox, PhD

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Blending the style of the past with the women of the present, this book is a first-of-its-kind celebration of modern black pin-up beauty. Black pin-ups existed during the "Golden Age of Pin-ups," but like other black artists of the time, they often did not receive the same attention as their white contemporaries. Although still rare, modern black pin-up models are getting more attention thanks to models and photographers who understand that pin-up has evolved to include all backgrounds and ethnicities. This new book shines the spotlight on ten of today's best pin-up photographers and their work with over 50 of today's most beautiful black pin-up models. With images ranging from classic pin-up glamour to retro-inspired fetish photography, this collection of works shows the diversity of flavors found in contemporary black pin-up culture.

Size: 9" x 12" | 129 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348150

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Earnest L. Cox, PhD is an associate professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he teaches courses in rhetorical theory, nonfiction writing, composition, and composition theory. His main area of research is rhetoric and popular culture. He is a long-time fan and collector of pin-up photography, including the works of Irvin Klaw and Bruno Bernard. Earnest lives with his wife Angelia in Little Rock, Arkansas.