Irina Ionesco – Eva: Eloge de ma fille

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In 1965 Irina Ionesco, the esteemed photographer (The “Grande Dame” of French erotic photography) began photographing her young daughter, Eva Ionesco.

Thus began a collaboration which culminated in this extraordinary testament to the beauty of a girl child as witnessed through the lens of her mother’s eye.

Never before in the history of photography has an artist of this magnitude photographed her child to such stunning effect.

Weaving threads of baroque orientalism, gothic eroticism and surrealist fantasy, these mysterious images might well be controversial, but only if removed from the crucible of “dark love” which so ably contains and ferments them.

Voted “Woman of the Year” by Time Life Photography 1977, with over 12 books and countless international exhibitions, Ionesco’s style is unique.

The noted American photography critic A. D. Coleman writes in the Preface:
These images insistently demand a singular response….Here we have Eva nude, partially clothed, and fully dressed, enacting…the self-decoration, postures, and gestures of feminine flirtation and erotic enticement.

With all Ionesco’s previous monographs out of print, EVA is the largest and definitive collection of 124 Eva photographs and is destined to become a classic.

Never before in the history of photography has an artist of this magnitude photographed her child to such stunning effect.

The liberty I took in baring her is innocent….in my gaze the greatest love of all took place
Irina Ionesco

Features Foreword by Graham Ovenden and Preface by A.D. Coleman.

This is the 2011 second edition after the short lived and OOP 2004 print by Alice Press.

PLEASE NOTE: This publication contains images that may not be appropriate for minors or the prudish – purchase at own discretion.

Hardcover
152 pages
Language: Français / Japanese
Published: Japan | 2011

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Weight 1399 g
Dimensions 25 x 240 x 310 mm

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