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Love and Desire Photoworks

by William A. Ewing

Love and Desire Photoworks Synopsis

Love and desire are fundamental to human experience. These most powerful of emotions have been universal themes of myth, art and literature for millennia. In Love & Desire, William Ewing has selected photographs which take us to the heart of affection, longing, pleasure, sexuality and adoration. From parental tenderness to body worship, from romantic love to the outer limits of sexual experience, eight sections stress the myriad different readings photographic imagery makes possible. Some of the photographers are anonymous, but keep company in this collection with the art form's greatest practitioners - Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Harry Callahan, August Sander and Andre Kertesz amongst them. Newer names such as Mario Testino, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton and Ellen von Unwerth, together with the rising stars of the contemporary scene, point towards the future. Love & Desire is destined to become a classic, both as a companion to Ewing's hugely successful and influential book The Body, and in its own right as a rich archive of what is surely photography's most compelling, most enigmatic and most provocative subject.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500281710
Publication date: 20th September 1999
Author: William A. Ewing
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Photographs: portraits,

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