Irina Ionesco is the "Grande Dame" of French erotic photography. These photographs of her young daughter Eva Ionesco have been widely acclaimed since the 1970's. Voted "Woman of the Year" by Time Life Photography 1977, with over 12 books and countless international exhibitions, Ionesco's style is unique. The noted American photography critic A. D. Coleman writes in the Preface "These images insistently demand a singular response....Here we have Eva nude, partially clothed, and fully dressed, enacting....the self-decoration, postures, and gestures of feminine flirtation and erotic enticement." With all Ionesco's previous monographs out of print, EVA is the largest and definitive collection of over 130 Eva photographs and is destined to become a classic. Never before in the history of photography has an artist of this magnitude photographed her child to such stunning effect. Disclaiming controversy, Ionesco explains "The liberty I took in baring her was innocent". Weaving threads of baroque orientalism, gothic eroticism and surrealist fantasy, these mysterious photographs bear witness to a "dark love" as Graham Ovenden describes in the Foreword. This high quality publication by Alice Press is printing simultaneously with a Japanese edition and a lavishly bound collector's Limited Edition presented in a pink satin clamshell box.Ionesco, Irina is the author of 'Eva Eloge De Ma Fille', published 2005 under ISBN 9780972707312 and ISBN 097270731X.