Love and Desire: Photoworks by William A. Ewing
8vo. pp. 400. profusely illustrated. paperback wrs. with slipcase. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999.
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ISBN-10: 081182621X / ISBN-13: 9780811826211
Love and Desire is the sequel to William A. Ewing's photography collection The Body. Here, the art critic and curator surveys 150 years of photographic history, exploring how the camera has been used to express the elusive ideas, thoughts, and sentiments related to the most turbulent of human emotions.
These photographs capture the group adulation of a public icon and the showgirl's seduction of her audience, a man proudly posing with his two wives as well as the innocent sensuality of a child clutching his mother's breast. Here are images by many of the great names in photography, including Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Sally Mann, Brassai, and Julia Margaret Cameron.