Evita : an intimate portrait of Eva Perón

by Tomás de Elia (Editor)

Other authorsJuan Pablo Queiroz (Editor)
Hardcover, 1997




New York : Rizzoli, 1997.


This lavish photographic chronicle documents the private and public life of Eva Peron, from her modest childhood in the provincial villages of the pampas to her early career as an actress in Buenos Aires, her marriage to Juan Peron, her crucial role in politics, and her extraordinary funeral, when millions of mourners thronged Buenos Aires to view her body, and thousands of small, flower-adorned shrines carpeted the streets. Evita's dramatic life unfolds on these pages with unprecedented immediacy, against the vivid backdrop of real places and events.These photographs - many of which have never before been published - were discovered in archives and private collections throughout the world, and include images by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gisele Freund, and Cornell Capa, as well as reproductions of magazine covers and publicity stills from Evita's acting career, sketches of her jewelry designs by Van Cleef & Arpels, and images of her stunning Dior gowns and wardrobe. For the first time, Eva Peron's sisters have allowed exclusive access to private family photographs.… (more)

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A woman of humble beginnings who found herself at the perfect confluence of time, place and people to become one of history's most intriguing figures. Coffee-table style book with plenty of black and white photos documenting her life. I did not know that shortly after her death Peron opposition banned and destroyed all images of Evita. Fortunately these were not lost.… (more)



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