Ed Van Der Elsken: L'Amour, Foto's 1950-1990. Book design Anthon Beeke. Van Gennep, Amsterdam, 1995. Unpaged. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Sultry Existentialists and the women who love them: no one documented the nascent flowering of youthful rebellion in the 1950s and beyond better than Ed Van Der Elsken. And certainly no one--aside from Robert Frank--has so successfully used grainy monochrome to evoke lust, longing and nostalgia for an imagined, romantic past.
Fine in Near Fine jacket; small tear near crown of spine.