William Eggleston's Guide
Museum of Modern Art
Szarkowski, John (text); William Eggleston (photographs)
Quarto. 112pp. Original glassine over pebbled black leatherette boards with front pastedown photo of tricycle and gold lettering on front cover and spine. A pictorial survey of the Southern States (concentrating particularly on Alabama, the photographer’s native Mississippi and Tennessee, where he resides) published in conjunction with MoMA’s very first one-man exhibition of color photography simply entitled “Color Photographs.” With an introductory essay by prominent photography historian and critic John Szarkowski, MoMA’s Director of Photography at the time. Binding and interior in near fine condition.
At a time when color photography was primarily confined to print advertising, Eggleston was shooting nominal scenes—derided by many as vernacular snapshots—in which the "real" subject is color.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 23855