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 Some of the finest and most representative images by the photographer, many of them previously unpublished.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 #
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.
Review: The book spares us the over-posed, over-pretentious posturing that many similar offerings suffer from. There is such a natural sexiness to each of his subjects that you could mistake every one as a close personal friend of the photographer. -- Later
Title: JONVELLE(S) - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: IPSO FACTO Publishers
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Book Condition: good. 1619 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M01893263002-G
Book Description Ipso Facto. Book Condition: Good. 1999 - Hardcover - Used - Good - - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Sunday - Thursday. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # NS-01-5-0071
Book Description IPSO FACTO, 1999. Oversized Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A mosaic of 'gazes, feelings & attitudes' of female subjects taken over the period 1983-1999. The vast majority of these images are unpublished. B&W photos. Unpgd. Bookseller Inventory # 1789296
Book Description Paris. Ipso facto 1999. Unpaginiert., 1999. Zahlreiche, teils ganzseitige Abbildungen. Original Schutzumschlag. Tadelloser, großformatiger Band. Hardcover / Original Pappband. Bookseller Inventory # 231780
Book Description ipso facto, Paris, 1999. Pappband. 32 cm x 28 cm. k.A. Original-Pappband ohne SU. Sprache: Englisch, In englischer und französischer Sprache. Einband mit leichten Gebrauchspuren, sonst SEHR GUTES EXEMPLAR. Very good copy. Très bon état. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden : Konto auch in der Schweiz vorhanden (PostFinance) 2655 Gramm. Buch. Bookseller Inventory # K55175
Book Description Ipso Facto Publishers Corp, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Carefully read. The cover has some light wear and slight marks. The dust jacket has lightly scuffed edges and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # M6-NV9J-2OEH
Book Description Ipso Facto, 1999. Large 4to hardback with dust jacket. circa 200 pp b&w photos. v.good copy g1b3. Bookseller Inventory # 20860
Book Description Ipso Facto Publishers, 1999. First edition. B&W photographs, with brief introduction in French & English. A tidy hardback in tight binding; dust jacket a little worn at edges, & protected in removable clear film. This is a heavy book (about 1.8kg packed), & extra postage may be required Used - Very Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS201060I
Book Description U. S. A. - New York, Ipso Facto Publishers, 1999. 4°. 1st edition. Fotoillustr. Vorsätze, nn. [91 Bll.] durchl. mit Fotos in b/w auf Tafeln, teilw. doppelseitig; 33 x 28cm Sprache : en, fr OPpBd. mit fotoillustr. OUmschlag, Umschl. leicht berieben. Ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar. Used. Hardcover, With dust jacket. Good condition. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1630. Bookseller Inventory # 20999
Book Description Paris, Ipso Facto, 1999. 4°, 192 Seiten mit sehr zahlr. Fotoabbildungen, OPbd. mit illustr. OUmschlag - sehr guter Zustand - 1999. a82008 ISBN: 9781893263000 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1650. Bookseller Inventory # 87869