Nakedness by Richard Ungewitter is considered to be the “Old Testament” of modern social nudism. This is the first translation from German to English of a hundred-year-old book that launched the nudist movement. This unique publication introduced a radical idea into civilized discourse-the conviction that people of both sexes and all ages can associate together “stark” naked without precipitating an orgy. The citizens of the Nudist Nation are united upon a single belief—that the notion that certain body parts might be considered “indecent or obscene” is nonsense. Today, (2005) after a century of growth, the number of nudists worldwide is estimated at about fifteen million.