Fine Condition. This title is a retrospective of the erotic art of Tomi Ungerer, an artist better known for his work on children's books. What would you call an artist whose oeuvre is comprised of award-winning children's books, landmark poster design, and outrageously ingenious erotic illustrations? I would call him a versatile genius, and I would also call him Tomi Ungerer. Collected for the first time in one volume is a survey of this celebrated children's book author's inventive erotica. Though extensively honored in Europe, Mr. Ungerer has not received the accolades due him here in the U.S. Irate American librarians and humor-challenged feminists have misunderstood his work for years and prevented the recognition he richly deserves, but leave it to TASCHEN to change all that. In honor of Mr. Ungerer's 70th birthday, here is a lavish tribute to his ribald and diabolical erotic books. From "Fornicon", masterful line drawings of women arousing themselves on or with elaborate Rube Goldberg-ian pleasure machines; "Joy of Frogs", a watercolor collection of charming, cavorting frogs that you slowly realize are performing absolutely explicit sexual acts upon one another; Herbertstrasse", Ungerer's elaborate and meticulous documentation of Hamburg's S&M scene; "The Party", his account of the dark heart beating beneath the glossy surface of the New York social scene; and "Last Rites", an erotically macabre vision of the death bed and beyond.