BOOK REVIEW / 'The Art of Arousal' - Dr Ruth Westheimer: Abbeville / John Murray, 22.95

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'The Dream' by Picasso, 1932, interpreted by some as a masturbatory fantasy, and thus ripe for inclusion in Dr Ruth Westheimer's The Art of Arousal (Abbeville / John Murray pounds 22.95). This collection of erotic art from Hokusai to Bonnard and Georgia O'Keeffe has a glibly 'helpful' commentary from the good doctor: the girl's naked breast, above, is, we're told, a 'symbol of her sexual appeal'. Oh, thanks