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"Whatever porno is, whatever porno does, you may regret it, but you cannot reject it. To paraphrase Falstaff: banish porno, and you banish all of the world." —Martin Amis

A land where sex is simulated, evoked, glorified, supercharged in the extreme, a land where everything is about the body, in its possible and perverse sexual combinations....This is Pornoland, a strange, parallel universe where pornographic films are churned out on a daily basis. Photographs by Stefano de Luigi and a text by Martin Amis are the guides through this world, filled with actors capable of extraordinary performances (although not the kind that would ever win Oscars), directors who can make an entire film in just one day, improvised sets, almost nonexistent plots, and locations that stay exactly the same from one day to the next.

The journey encompasses Milan, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Tokyo, Dortmund, and Los Angeles. It includes no trite moralizing, hasty judgments, or yearnings for redemption. Stefano de Luigi's images and Martin Amis's words use respect, humor, and irony to tell the story of a rarely glimpsed world full of crude colors and harsh brutality, bodily contortions and bursts of laughter, unexpected tenderness and situations on the very edge of the absurd. 54 color illustrations.


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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Pornoland
Author(s): Stefano De Luigi, Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-500-54288-0 / 978-0-500-54288-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Pornoland
Author(s): Stefano de Luigi, Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-500-28498-9 / 978-0-500-28498-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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