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Eden and After

by Nan Goldin, Guido Costa

Eden and After Synopsis

For over 30 years, Nan Goldin has created photographs that are intimate and compelling: they tell personal stories of relationships, friendships and identity, while chronicling different eras and exposing the passage of time. Eden and After is a new collection of photographs of childhood by the highly influential contemporary photographer, capturing the energy, emotion and mystery of childhood. The book features an introduction from Goldin's close friend and art dealer, Guido Costa.

Eden and After Press Reviews

Goldin, true to form, captures situations that are far from what, in the days of analog photography, were called Kodak moments. Boredom, sadness, bashfulness, introversion, exhaustion, and confusion are all depicted, and in images whose formal and lyrical qualities draw from Goldin's signature aesthetic arsenal, helps them float above the mawkishness you nervously expect to encounter with every page turn but thankfully never do. Goldin's photographs, as ever, verge on the cinematic. Waves of emotion, movement, color and light wash over and through them... Instead of operatic photo-narratives that pit euphoria against disappointment and tell tales of loss and endurance, we get something sweeter, more appreciative, and wistful... And that is what makes this book, with its mix of beauty, appreciation, and apprehension, an unexpected page-turner. -Marvin Heiferman, Special to CNN A hefty, heartwarming, tearjerking and LOL-inducing love song to the kids Nan has been around... Over the last 30 years... A love-loaded book. -Dazed & Confused

Book Information

ISBN: 9780714865775
Publication date: 22nd February 2014
Author: Nan Goldin, Guido Costa
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Individual photographers, Photographs: portraits,

About Nan Goldin, Guido Costa

Nan Goldin (b.1953) is internationally recognized as one of today's leading photographers. She has lived and worked all over the world, amassing an extensive body of work that represents an intimate and compelling photographic portrait of our time.

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