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William Eggleston: Election Eve

Preface by Lloyd Fonvielle.

"Sumter" (1976) is reproduced from 'William Eggleston: Election Eve.'"On the eve of the election, when nothing had yet been decided, when everything—whatever that everything was—hung in the balance, Eggleston made an elegy … a statement of perfect calm." —Lloyd Fonvielle
In 1977 William Eggleston released Election Eve, his first and most elaborate artist’s book, containing 100 original prints in two leatherbound volumes, housed in a linen box. It was published by Caldecot Chubb in New York in an edition of only five, and has since become Eggleston’s rarest collectible book. This new Steidl edition recreates the full original sequence of photos in a single volume, making it available to the wider public for the first time.
Election Eve contains images made in October 1976 during Eggleston’s pilgrimage from Memphis to the small town of Plains, Georgia, the home of Jimmy Carter who in November 1976 was elected 39th President of the United States. Eggleston began photographing even before he left Memphis and depicted the surrounding countryside and villages of Sumter Country, before he reached Plains. His photos of lonesome roads, train tracks, cars, gas stations and houses are mostly empty of people and form an intuitive, unsettling portrait of Plains, starkly different from the idealized image of it subsequently promoted by the media. The book includes a preface by Hollywood screenwriter (The Mummy, 1999), director (Gotham, 1988) and author Lloyd Fonvielle.

"Sumter" (1976) is reproduced from 'William Eggleston: Election Eve.'

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William Eggleston's portraits of rural Georgia on the eve of Jimmy Carter's election capture the calm before the storm.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/10/2017

The rarest William Eggleston: Election Eve

The rarest William Eggleston: Election Eve

Election Eve, William Eggleston’s first artist’s book, was published as an edition of only five in October of 1977. It contained one hundred original prints in two leather-bound volumes housed in a linen box. To this day, it remains Eggleston’s rarest collectible book. Luckily for us, Steidl has remedied the situation with this new trade edition, released this week and set to sell out by the next. On a printed insert included with the book, original publisher Caldecot Chubb tells the story of how the first edition came about. He concludes, “My mother, when we knelt on the living room rug at home and I showed her the two enormous volumes and the pictures in them, thought I’d done something wonderful. I was 27 when I published Election Eve and had no real idea how lucky I was. I know now.” continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/9/2017

NEW! William Eggleston: Election Eve

NEW! William Eggleston: Election Eve

“Bank parking lot, Plains” is reproduced from William Eggleston: Election Eve, Steidl’s superb new release gathering 100 photographs that Eggleston shot in and around Plains, Georgia (en route from Mississippi), just prior to the 1976 Presidential election. “On the eve of the election, when nothing had yet been decided, when everything—whatever that everything was—hung in the balance, Eggleston made an elegy … a statement of perfect calm,” Lloyd Fonvielle writes. “To say, however, that these photographs are romantic, sorrowful and quiet is not to imply that they are easy or in any sense comforting. They are richer and more sensual in some ways than Eggleston’s other work, but they are not less penetrating or unsettling. In them Eggleston seems bent, as always, on recording those unremarked units of spatial perception by which the everyday world is unconsciously ordered.” continue to blog


WILLIAM EGGLESTON MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

William Eggleston: Flowers

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: FLOWERS

Text by Caldecott Chubb.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958293892 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
Forthcoming


William Eggleston: Morals of Vision

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: MORALS OF VISION

Text by Caldecott Chubb.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958293908 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
Forthcoming


William Eggleston: Black and White

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: BLACK AND WHITE

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958293243 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
Forthcoming


William Eggleston: Election Eve

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: ELECTION EVE

Preface by Lloyd Fonvielle.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958292666 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 12/26/2017
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William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: THE DEMOCRATIC FOREST

Contributions by Alexander Nemerov.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS|STEIDL

ISBN: 9781941701423 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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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
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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
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William Eggleston: Los Alamos Revisited

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: LOS ALAMOS REVISITED

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305325 | US $300.00

Pub Date: 9/15/2012
Active | Awaiting 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 | Not Available


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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