Nan Goldin: Eden and After

Nan Goldin: Eden and After
Library Shelf Location 18.GOLD
Publication Date 2014


  • "Featuring much unknown work taken over a period of thirty years (1977-2013), Eden and After traces the mysterious path of childhood - from pregnancy and birth through to early teens and departure into adulthood".


  • Children have been one of Nan Goldin's ongoing photographic subjects, and they have provided some of her most moving and intimate works. Eden and After presents her selection of just some of these photographs, which include portraits of the children of Nan's close friends. Through these unique portraits, Nan presents a complex investigation of childhood. Some photographs depict children alone, others show them in familial and social groups. From pregnancy and newborns through to teenagers, some subjects have been documented by Nan through their entire lives. The portraits capture children in their vastly changing emotional states, from lonely and introverted to their most exuberant, literally flying through the air.--Publisher.
  • For over 30 years, Nan Goldin has created photographs that are intimate and compelling: they tell personal stories of relationships, friendships and identity, while chronicling different eras and exposing the passage of time. Eden and After is a new collection of photographs of childhood by the highly influential contemporary photographer, capturing the energy, emotion and mystery of childhood. The book features an introduction from Goldin's close friend and art dealer, Guido Costa.
  • Review: "Goldin, true to form, captures situations that are far from what, in the days of analog photography, were called Kodak moments. Boredom, sadness, bashfulness, introversion, exhaustion, and confusion are all depicted, and in images whose formal and lyrical qualities draw from Goldin's signature aesthetic arsenal, helps them float above the mawkishness you nervously expect to encounter with every page turn but thankfully never do. Goldin's photographs, as ever, verge on the cinematic. Waves of emotion, movement, color and light wash over and through them. . . Instead of operatic photo-narratives that pit euphoria against disappointment and tell tales of loss and endurance, we get something sweeter, more appreciative, and wistful. . . And that is what makes this book, with its mix of beauty, appreciation, and apprehension, an unexpected page-turner." - Marvin Heiferman, Special to CNN"A hefty, heartwarming, tearjerking and LOL‐inducing love song to the kids Nan has been around. . . over the last 30 years. . . a love‐loaded book." - "Dazed"


  • Nan Goldin (b.1953) is internationally recognized as one of today's leading photographers. She has lived and worked all over the world, amassing an extensive body of work that represents an intimate and compelling photographic portrait of our time.


ISBN 9780714865775
Quantity 1
Pages 384
Editors Jack Ritchey, Alex Sturrock
Authors Nan Goldin, Guido Costa
Format Hardback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist Nan Goldin
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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