Lust For Life

by Ed van der elsken



Lust For Life by Ed Van Der Elsken. First edition (2019). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Lust For Life

'I sing the praises of life. I am not more complicated than that. I sing everything: love, courage, beauty but also anger, blood, sweat and tears.' - Ed van der Elsken. Lust for Life is the first comprehensive overview of Ed van der Elsken's colour work. Furthermore, its publication coincides with a major six-month-long exhibition which opens at the end of May at The Nederlands Fotomuseum. The exhibition has only been possible as a result of the largest photo restoration project in Dutch history - with more than 42,000 slides of van der Esken s work now carefully restored.

Recognised as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, his classic book 'Love On The Left Bank' is still in print over sixty years after it was first published, and although he died in 1990 his work has become increasingly popular with regular exhibitions on a worldwide basis. Furthermore, Ed himself travelled extensively. He made contact with people across the world with his camera. His quirky, extrovert character is mirrored in his extraordinary photography and his energy and zest for living lives on through his work and continue to touch people.

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