Big book to ship. ISBN 9780789313072, Dieux Du Stade The Locker Room Male Nudes Fine Art Photography Book with 152 Pages (black and white) year 2005. The actual pages inside are in Very Good condition except the cover jacket is acceptable worn to be expected after handling from my personal library etc.. This remarkable collection of candid nude photos of France's national rugby team goes beneath the uniform to reveal what real jocks look like underneath it all. Each image taken by leading French photographer Francois Rousseau depicts the rugby player alone or with teammates undressing, lounging on the bench, showering. Locker Room Men is at once a celebration of athletes and the beauty of the male form as well as the fulfillment of the fantasy of going behind the scenes in a winning team's locker room. Sure to appeal to both gay men and straight women, these photos are unusual because the men are not models. They don't work out just to look good and look good they do their bodies are sculpted by winning victories on the field. They aren't made up, shaved, or prettified in any way. These are some of the world's best rugby players brawny, tough, competitive. Since 1999, the French national rugby team has posed nude or semi-nude for an annual calendar. The purpose behind the calendar was to get wider "exposure" for rugby and the team. In 2004, Francois Rousseau was selected as photographer, and he successfully brought out the sensual beauty and sexiness inherent in the rugby players' rough and tumble exterior. The calendar became a cult hit, and thus the book was born so that even more of these unparalleled images could be savored. Whether or not rugby will become more popular in this country remains to be seen, but this book will certainly raise the game's profile. Format Hardcover Publication Date 2005-08-23 Language English, French Publisher Universe Publishing, Illustrated, Weight 60 Oz Height 0.8 In. Width 11.3 In. Length 13.4 In.