The Lovers

The Lovers
Price :  £15.00

Tina Tranter. With an Introduction by Maureen Duffy.

London. Charles Skilton Ltd. 1971. English edition. Hardback, dust jacket, glassine wrapper. Unpaginated. Many full-page b&w photographs. 360 x 270mm (14 x 10"). 1.35kg. . English. Fine; there is some light shelf wear to head and base of spine and corners but otherwise excellent, no marks or inscriptions, not price-clipped.

A vintage photography book, perfectly capturing the spirit of its time. The soft-focus photographs of an entwined naked couple on the beach and the mystical text celebrate the free and nature-embracing love of the 1970s. 'Some books cannot be adequately described. THE LOVERS is such a book. THE LOVERS are young and beautiful. They are nude and without shame because they are in love. THE LOVERS are passionate and tender. They are uninhibited. As free and natural as the sunlight, sand and sea which caress their bodies. Their hands echo these caresses. THE LOVERS are starkly dramatic figures against a black background. Athletic. Inventive. THE LOVERS are joyous, full of wonder. THE LOVERS are sometimes sad, staring into space, stunned by their knowledge of flesh touched and kissed. THE LOVERS are exhausted dreamers and active adventurers. THE LOVERS are timid, hesitant, bold and enthralled by turns. THE LOVERS are timeless, eternal. THE LOVERS is a celebration of love through the photographer's art and the writer's magic with words.' (from the blurb).