Author(s): David L. Chapman
Universal Hunks is a captivating collection of historical images of muscular men from around the world beginning in the 19th century up until the 1970s. It includes photographs, posters, advertisements, magazine and comic book covers. The book considers the eroticised, politicised and commercialised male image through history, evaluating its fascinating cultural context by country and continent. Also included is a foreword by cultural and sports historian Douglas Brown.
David L. Chapman is the author of twelve books on male photography and bodybuilding, including "American Hunks" (Arsenal, 2009), "Comin' at Ya!: The Homoerotic 3D Photographs of Denny Denfield" (Arsenal, 2007), and "Adonis: The Male Physique Pin-up," as well as co-author of "Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women" (Arsenal, 2010).Douglas Brown is a cultural historian with a keen interest in early modern sport (19th and 20th centuries). He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.