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DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS|STEIDL

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

Selected Works

Published by David Zwirner Books|Steidl
Text by Alexander Nemerov.

"Untitled" (c. 1983-86) is reproduced from 'William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest.'

An exquisitely produced volume presenting highlights from Eggleston's major democratic encyclopedia of America.

Over the course of nearly six decades, William Eggleston—often referred to as the “father of color photography”—has established a singular pictorial style that deftly combines vernacular subject matter with an innate and sophisticated understanding of color, form, and composition.

Eggleston has said, “I am at war with the obvious.” His photographs transform the ordinary into distinctive, poetic images that eschew fixed meaning. Though criticized at the time, his now legendary 1976 solo exhibition, organized by the visionary curator John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art, New York—the first presentation of color photography at the museum—heralded an important moment in the medium’s acceptance within the art-historical canon and solidified Eggleston’s position in the pantheon of the greats alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans.

Published on the occasion of David Zwirner’s New York exhibition of selections from The Democratic Forest in the fall of 2016, this new catalogue highlights over sixty exceptional images from Eggleston’s epic project. His photography is “democratic” in its resistance to hierarchy where, as noted by the artist, “no particular subject is more or less important than another.”

Featuring original scholarship by Alexander Nemerov, this notable presentation of The Democratic Forest provides historical context for a monumental body of work, while offering newcomers a foothold in Eggleston’s photographic practice.



William Eggleston was born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he continues to live today. Since the 1970s, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, beginning with his 1976 show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2008, a major career-spanning survey organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and Haus der Kunst in Munich then traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Eggleston received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1975 and has been the recipient of numerous notable awards, including the University of Memphis Distinguished Achievement Award (1996); Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (1998); International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004); the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award (2004); and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2016), among others. The Aperture Foundation will honor Eggleston in October 2016.

"Untitled" (c. 1983-86) is reproduced from 'William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest.'

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W Magazine

Alexandra Pechman

...for all the changes to the working class, Eggleston’s unbiased and unencumbered photographic vision of the country has stayed so fixedly relevant, and few others have come close to touching him.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/15/2016

Rare William Eggleston Signing at The Strand

Rare William Eggleston Signing at The StrandWednesday October 26, from 4-6PM, legendary photographer William Eggleston will join Steidl Verlag to celebrate his new book, The Democratic Forest: Selected Works, (co-published with David Zwirner Books,) with a rare book signing! Eggleston will also be signing The Democratic Forest 10 volume boxed set edition published by Steidl. The Strand will have a few additional monographs on hand for purchase.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/19/2016

STEIDL x STRAND

STEIDL x STRANDFrom Wednesday, October 26 through Saturday, October 29, renowned international art book publisher STEIDL takes over the Strand Book Store! All week long STEIDL x STRAND presents new books, stage talks and book signings with artists and speakers including William Eggleston, Robert Polidori, Joel Sternfeld and Frank Gohlke, Mark Peterson and Amy Pereira, Bruce Davidson and Anna Mia Davidson, Philip Trager, A-chan, Romney Müller-Westernhagen and Victoria Whyte Ball and Ken Ball. Below are listings, but some events are ticketed. Please continue to the Strand's site to find out more about each event.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/29/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

William Eggleston: The Democratic ForestIn 1989, Eudora Welty wrote, "A clear spring rises somewhere on the home place, for the human strain begins there for Mr. Eggleston, and we see it in what follows: it turns into a river that runs through, or underneath, every place succeeding it. Whatever is done to block it or stop its flow, it surfaces again. Pure human nature proves itself in likely or unlikely places." Featured image is reproduced from William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Selected Works—co-published by David Zwirner Books and Steidl. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/26/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

William Eggleston: The Democratic ForestAt 77, William Eggleston is "mischievous, beguiling, puzzling and fascinating, all in nearly equal measure," according to Augusten Burroughs' cover story in this week's T Magazine "Greats" issue. "He has been called a legend and an icon. He is frequently referred to as 'the godfather of color photography,' even though the sensational 1976 solo exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art that established him as such was widely panned at the time. 'Critics and so forth obviously weren’t really looking at this stuff,' he says today. 'Didn’t bother me a bit. I laughed at ’em.'" A selection of images from Eggleston's monumental Democratic Forest series will be on view starting tomorrow at David Zwirner gallery. Eggleston will be signing copies of the accompanying monograph, as well as Steidl's 10 volume boxed set, tonight at The Strand to kick off STEIDL x STRAND week 2016! continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/22/2016

'The Greats' — William Eggleston on the Cover of T Magazine

'The Greats' — William Eggleston on the Cover of T Magazine"Brilliant, confounding and heartbreakingly soulful," pioneering American photographer William Eggleston is featured on one of seven unique T Magazine covers this weekend. In his profile, Augusten Burroughs calls Eggleston "a self-taught photographer who has succeeded in proving all his savage, elitist and uncomprehending original critics — including The New York Times — utterly, deliciously wrong. In his pressed suit he stands vindicated, fire bursting from his fingertips as he lights another American Spirit, a flesh-and-blood world changer. Everywhere he looks he notices things others miss. 'I see great pictures all the time,' he says, and that is unequivocally dazzling." A selection of photographs from Eggleston's monumental Democratic Forest series will be on view starting Thursday, October 27 at David Zwirner gallery. Eggleston will sign copies of the beautifully edited and beautifully produced accompanying monograph Saturday, October 22 from 3-5 PM at the gallery. He will sign again on Wednesday, October 26 from 4-6 PM at The Strand, hosted by publisher Gerhard Steidl.

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WILLIAM EGGLESTON MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

William Eggleston: Election Eve

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: ELECTION EVE

Preface by Lloyd Fonvielle.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958292666 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 6/27/2017
Forthcoming


William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: THE DEMOCRATIC FOREST

Text by Alexander Nemerov.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS|STEIDL

ISBN: 9781941701423 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | In stock


William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: THE DEMOCRATIC FOREST

Edited by Mark Holborn, William Eggleston. Introduction by Mark Holborn. Text by Eudora Welty.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307923 | US $600.00

Pub Date: 11/24/2015
Active | In stock


William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: FROM BLACK AND WHITE TO COLOUR

Text by Thomas Weski.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307930 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Active | In stock


William Eggleston: Los Alamos Revisited

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: LOS ALAMOS REVISITED

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305325 | US $300.00

Pub Date: 9/15/2012
Active | In stock


William Eggleston: At Zenith

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: AT ZENITH

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307107 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/15/2014
Active | In stock


William Eggleston: Before Color

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: BEFORE COLOR

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869301228 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 12/2/2010
Active | Awaiting stock


William Eggleston: Chromes

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: CHROMES

Edited by William Eggleston, Thomas Weski, William Eggleston III.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869303116 | US $345.00

Pub Date: 12/2/2011
Out of stock indefinitely | Not Available


William Eggleston's Guide

WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S GUIDE

Essay by John Szarkowski.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870703782 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 10/2/2002
Active | In stock


William Eggleston In The Real World DVD 2005 NTSC

WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD DVD 2005 NTSC

MICROCINEMA

ISBN: 98878250930 | US $26.99

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