Sex Machines: Photographs & Interviews by Timothy Archibald

Sex Machines: Photographs & Interviews by Timothy Archibald

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Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews by photographer Timothy Archibald unveils an astonishing American subculture and the homespun inventors and users who propel it. 

Meet a laid-off tech industry exec who transforms a thrift store pasta maker into a high-powered sexual appliance and a new career; an apocalyptic visionary who builds a sex machine prototype for female survivors of a future without men; and an Idaho cowboy who intends to use his device as a form of Christian-based marriage counseling.

Sex Machines celebrates the spirit of American ingenuity and unique approaches to an ever-changing sexual landscape.


WINNER: Best Book on Sexuality/Relationships — 2006 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARD


“Think American Gothic with giant mecha-dildos replacing pitchforks…” –
“a surprisingly warm and suburban look at…another America.” – Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express
“The book is…more about sociology than sexuality; the images aren’t pornographic, and the stories of these tinkerer’s lives and obsessions are fascinating.” – Xeni Jardin,
“…one of publishing history’s most amusing, fascinating and unexpectedly profound photo books on sex.” – Thomas Roche,
“Completely shattering any preexisting judgments, these sex machinery entrepreneurs are far more PTA and two-car garage than they are seamy and deviant.” –  Melissa Fischer,, Holiday Gift Guide: Best Books for Gifts
“This lovely little book tells you more about what America and Americans are really all about than anything you’ll find in Hollywoood movies, on network television, or in the New Yorker, Time, or Newsweek. An appliance manual with real relevance.” – Gary Indiana, author of The Schwarzenegger Syndrome: Politics and Celebrity in the Age of Contempt

ISBN 0-9760822-3-3

112 pages, 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.



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