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Love and Desireby William A. Ewing
Synopses & Reviews
The most extraordinary visual survey of human passion ever created, Love and Desire is the long-awaited sequel to William Ewing's influential and highly successful The Body(over 150,000 sold in the U.S. alone). Here, the internationally acclaimed photography curator brings together over 300 color and duotone images that explore human intimacy in all its forms--from the innocent sensuality of a mother and child, to the group adoration of a cultural icon, to the carnal connection between the sexes. These images--both the famous and the obscure from the past 150 years of photography--come together in a thought-provoking exploration of humankind's deepest yearnings. Sliding easily into its translucent slipcase, this beautifully designed book offers an amazing array of compelling images at an irresistible price.
Book News Annotation:
This wonderfully small, thick book—like a box of photos—is divided up into the following categories: bonds (between partners and family members), icons (say, Jane Fonda as Barbarella), observations of glimpsed love or lust, come-ons to further naughtiness, tokens (mostly flowers juxtaposed with women), libidos (lusty acts), reveries (erotica), and obsessions (the sexual unusual). The international array of photographers includes Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Sally Mann, Immogen Cunningham, Brassa<:i>, and Julia Margaret Cameron. After a lengthy introduction on the history of photography and desire, there's nothing but photos there-on-in. You might just get aroused, or fascinated as to how others are aroused, or intrigued as to how far people go to arouse others. Ewing is director of the Mus<'e>e de l'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The long-awaited sequel to Ewing's influential and highly successful The Body brings together over 300 color and duotone images that explore human intimacy in all its forms.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 390-391) and index.
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