The Art of Loving Women • Sappho

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  • Poetry by Sappho
  • Photographs by J. Frederick Smith
  • Published in 1975
  • hardcover

“The book's format had promise: fragments of Sappho's poetry, interleaved with photos of women in love with each other. On the whole, this seems to present a fiction that a male photographer thinks male viewers want to see in lesbian couples, but without actual coupling. Settings include beaches and a faux Japanese scene, but most take place indoors, on lush carpets, in front of a lit fire place, or in a frilly bedroom.”

 ie: this is a hilarious stereotype of the male gaze.