Between the Sexes

Between the Sexes

by Elliott Erwitt
     
 

From an early age on I perceived a striking difference between men and women. As I grow older, that perception deepens. So writes Elliott Erwitt, tongue slightly in cheek, about his wonderful new collection of photographs from around the world.
Children perceive the difference between the sexes at an early age and we see them here discovering it for the first

Overview

From an early age on I perceived a striking difference between men and women. As I grow older, that perception deepens. So writes Elliott Erwitt, tongue slightly in cheek, about his wonderful new collection of photographs from around the world.
Children perceive the difference between the sexes at an early age and we see them here discovering it for the first time. Older people have known the difference for years and we see them savoring it. In between, Between the Sexes is a sometimes poignant, sometimes outrageous record of males and females trying (and sometimes not trying) to get along, with wildly varying results.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Erwitt (On the Beach, Norton, 1991) is a seasoned photographer whose collection around the theme of males and females, love and sex becomes a book of duotones trying desperately to live up to the reputation of its creator. The widely respected Erwitt is 40 years into his trade, but he fails here to offer the reader more than a few wry smiles. His introduction describes the background to many of the photographs, which individually are sometimes quite good. Collectively, however, they compound the sense of an idea and a file of photos being stretched hard in the hopes of creating a book. This might work as a gift item for older lovers ready to give companionship or marriage a try...again. But it is not recommended for libraries.-David Bryant, New Canaan P.L., Conn.
Gretchen Garner
To the war between the sexes--grown rather bitter of late--Erwitt brings some welcome humor. At his best, Erwitt is the best humorous photographer, a master at depicting life as a series of freeze-frames from an absurd ballet. At his worst, he is corny and silly, but hey, the pleasure he gives is worth the price. This book is loosely based on the idea of couples, some shot just for this project, others culled from his work as far back as the 1950s. That Erwitt has never tired of the male-female chase is obvious in both the pictures and his introduction, in which he makes much of his thrice-married condition. Few of the 110-plus photos have been included in Erwitt's previous books, which gives this one additional appeal. Photography collections should have it, and non-photography-buff readers will enjoy it, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393036763
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/17/1994
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Elliott Erwitt has been a member of Magnum, the famed photojournalist's cooperative, for almost forty years. His photographs have been published and exhibited extensively on every continent, at such museums as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, and the Chicago Art Institute. His books include Personal Exposures, On the Beach, and To the Dots. He lives in New York City.

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