Venus, by Grace Vane Percy, is receiving the kind of acclaim that photographic books hardly ever collect.
The reason, if I were to make a wild guess, is due to her clear and defined skills in presenting the nude female form in a perspective where elegance enhances its impact and the surrounding environment gives her photographs an artistic edge that propels them into a class of their own.
Shot in black and white, in country homes noted for their fine art treasures, Venus becomes a dreamlike compendium of a coterie of beautiful young maidens whose innocence and sensuality shine through as if the angels have willed it.
Venus is a book that will remain an outstanding objet d’art and will certainly outlast the vagaries of fashion.
As Christmas is the festive season, why not celebrate with a gift of substance at a price you can afford? £50 in today’s money is a bargain for what you are getting. Hurry and don’t leave matters hanging in the air. Time is not on your side now that the bells of Christmas are about to toll merrily.
So be bold! Defy the misers who think otherwise with a gift that may even give a boost to your love life…