Love and Desire

Love and Desire


  1. William A. Ewing
  • ISBN 9780500281710
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps in slipcase
  • 400pp
  • 331 Illustrations, 64 in colour
  • First published 1999

In Love & Desire, William Ewing has selected photographs which take us to the heart of longing, pleasure, sexuality and adoration. From parental affection 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 - Brassaï, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Harry Callahan, August Sander and André Kertész among them. Newer names such as Mario Testino and Ellen von Unwerth, together with the rising stars of the contemporary scene, point towards the future.

Love & Desire is the follow-up to William A. Ewing’s The Body, a bestseller with sales of over 400,000 worldwide.

William A. Ewing is Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.