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The History & Arts of the Dominatrix

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The History & Arts of the Dominatrix is a very interesting book, full of many facinating photos and facts. It has been professionally compiled and presented beautifully in a hard cover bound book that includes a lovely ribbon marker.
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The History & Arts of the Dominatrix Hard Cover is a 287p Collectors First Edition. This is an excellent book of which I myself own and love. The History & Arts of the Dominatrix, is a very interesting book full of many facinating photos and facts. It has been professionally compiled and presented beautifully in a hard cover bound book that includes a lovely ribbon marker.

This book would make a great gift idea for any female dominant and is a must have for the professional Dominatrix.

It is a book that needed to be written, bringing light to subject matter that was difficult to track, due to the delicacy of its nature in in past times. Nevertheless, the author has obtained that which exists about the profession through various channels, which are explained within the book. This information makes the book all that more appealing to me! It is also wonderful to know that this information has been compiled in such a way, to now exist within libraries.

About the Author

The author studied comparative art and archaeology in London and works as an historian, consultant and curator on contemporary and ancient art. She also undertook training in one of Australia's leading dungeons under the tutelage of some 15 Dominatrices, and pursued independent research in the British Library, Bristish Museaum and underground scene over a four-year period.

These books come plastic sealed to protect their beautiful covers and content.

The authors name is a play on words. She will be heading our way later this year to give a talk about the book. We will advertise this event when a date is set, so keep an eye on our events page.

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This much-anticipated book is the illustrated treatise on the Dominatrix throughout history. Begun in 2009, it has taken four years to come to be published with artwork illustrated with permission of the highest museums and libraries in the world.

No book previously existed on the subject. Nomis set to work meticulously researching the most discreet and mysterious occupation of the Dominatrix. This book reveals the ancient roots of the Dominatrix lie within sacred rituals to a Goddess Inanna who ruled one of the most important cities of the ancient world, the city of Uruk (or Warka). With a Masters degree in archaeology and art history, Nomis has included exerts of a hymn to the Goddess with rites of gender transformation, punishment, pain and ecstasy, linked to the high en-priestess named Enheduanna, and images of the Goddess.

Into the English history record, the secular profession appears in books from the 17th Century, with flagellation prints of the Dominatrix in role of 'Whipstress' and 'School-Mistress'. The ladies providing birch discipline were interlinked with royalty, nobility, parliamentarians and secret societies. By the 19th Century, London held 20 sumptuously appointed discipline houses, run by 'Governess' Dominatrices, one of whom invented a special machine for whipping, known as the Berkley Horse.

In the 20th Century, the book presents rare vintage snapshots of mid-20th Century ladies of the 'bizarre underground' in time, space and place, from London, New York, The Hague and The Herbertstrasse. Lastly, Nomis examines the contemporary occupation of the modern-day Dominatrix, and contributes a theory of their 'Seven Realm Arts' characterizing their practices. This book is the seminal work on the subject of the Dominatrix, her history and her arts as a unique craft.

"Painstakingly researched...The quintessential treatise on dominant women throughout the ages...impressive work." (David Jackson, DDI Magazine)

"Elusive author Nomis sheds light on a mysterious underground world in this fascinating exploration of female dominatrices...It is obvious that Nomis dedicated years of research to compile an engaging, sympathetic history of a well-concealed subculture. The book provides exciting commentary on shifting attitudes toward sex, female power, and female sexuality across different time periods and regions, complete with dazzling visual aids and artifacts." (Library Journal Review)

"A book which shows all facets of this profession (or calling)...All has been thoroughly researched and evidence-based and the result of this is an easy-to-read and recognizable book that will appeal to the interested... Highly recommended and fun to go with this book back in time to Mistresses such as Kitty from Rotterdam, and Bea from Amsterdam, or read more about the legendary Monique von Cleef." (Massad Magazine)

Illustrated with artwork and 86+ images from the British Museum, Iraq Museum, Penn Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge University, Villa of Mysteries Pompeii, British Library Rare Books, Library of Congress Washington DC, National Portrait Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Kinsey Institute, with vintage images by artist John Willie from Bélier Press, vintage Dominatrices from DDI Magazine, Atom Age and private collection, contemporary artwork by Natasha Gornik, Kate Peters, Phil Miller, Nuit' d'Or and Lucina Nathanael.

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