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JONVELLE(S) - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Jonvelle, Jean-Francois (Photographer) & Parent, Marc (Editor/Curator/Designer)

Published by New York City, NY: IPSO FACTO Publishers, 1999
ISBN 10: 1893263002 / ISBN 13: 9781893263000
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Title: JONVELLE(S) - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: IPSO FACTO Publishers, 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 192 pages. Published in 1999. Retrospective collection of female nudes. The single best introduction to the erotic art photography of Jean-Francois Jonvelle. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Jean-Francois Jonvelle and Marc Parent: Oversize-volume format in wide oblong shape. Black hard boards with titles on cover and spine. Photographs by Jean-Francois Jonvelle. There is minimal text. Stunning photographic endpapers. Printed in duotone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in one sumptuous volume, Jean-Francois Jonvelle's "Jonvelle (s) ". Some of the finest and most representative images by the photographer, many of them previously unpublished. It is scrupulously edited by Marc Parent, the author of "Stella" (who was Parent's mother, who was a great beauty and one of the first supermodels), and one of the finest American writer/editors of our time. Jonvelle is a sensitive, lifelong admirer/lover of female beauty whose personal sensibility harks all the way back to The Golden Age (in the same manner that Irving Penn, in his own inimitable way, does). Jonvelle trained to be a fashion photographer and was Avedon's assistant before he decided to strike out on his own. His style is probably best described as "French Classical": It is immaculate, subtle, and elegant. Yet it is also electrifying and ecstatic. The seductive portraits and nudes celebrate, reveal, and suggest (rather than exploit and devalue) the sinuous perfection and voluptuous beauty of the female form. This is a genuine achievement since exploitation is the norm in the work of most contemporary photographers of the female nude because the photographers are mostly men. Interestingly enough, the main tendency in contemporary male erotic art photography is the exact opposite: Worshipful and idealizing, which is just as revealing, but in a different way, in that it betrays the homosexuality of the also mostly male photographers. As the title suggests, these models represent and will be remembered as Jonvelle's radiant beauties. An absolute "must-have" title for Jean-Francois Jonvelle collectors. This title is a contemporary erotic art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have major flaws because they have been pored over again and again. A scarce copy thus. 170 duotones. One of the finest photographers of the female nude of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "JEAN-FRANCOIS JONVELLE: MISTRESS" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1893263002. Bookseller Inventory # 15518

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Synopsis: This text is a retrospective of Jean-Francois jonvelle's work about the world of women. It covers the 1983 - 1999 years, and contains famous portraits and nudes which made him a star in France, Germany and Japan.

Product Description: Showcases soft, yet powerfully intimate views of young women in a world of seduction, love, and secret passions.

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