The Coffee Table Read

TASCHEN Does Legs

Got a friend who's obsessed with the latter half of "head, shoulders, knees and toes"? We've got the book for them.

Photographer Elmer Batters knew what he liked. And what he liked was women's legs. Some might call it a fetish, others might call it a healthy interest. Whatever it was, it was a constant throughout his career, and Batters worked for magazines with names like 'Leg-O-Rama' and 'Black Silk Stockings'.

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He's said to have spent his entire career in search for 'the perfect leg'. A noble pursuit, if we say so ourselves. He passed away in 1997 and this career retrospective is a perfect stocking filler for all those men who love, well, perfectly-filled stockings.

Tactfully, it even comes with a 'panic cover', designed to hide the book’s real cover if you're feeling self-conscious. We're not sure it'll be much use on the morning commute (the contents might be a bit of a giveaway) but it’s a great way to hide your purchase from any prudish housemates.

TASCHEN | £11.99