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William Eggleston

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


William Eggleston was born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. He took his first black-and-white photographs at age 18 and soon became serious about photography, though he never studied it formally. His first color work was shot in 1964 in color negative film, but in the late 60s he began to use color slides; it was some of those slides that he brought with him to New York in 1967, when he met Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, and John Szarkowski. It was Szarkowski who curated Eggleston's landmark 1976 solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York--a breakthrough in the perception of color photography as a serious form of fine art. The recipient of the 1998 Hasselblad Award, Eggleston's work was most recently seen in Documenta11 and in a major retrospective at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

             

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William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour

STEIDL
Text by Thomas Weski.

Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869307930 | $45.00


William Eggleston: Los Alamos Revisited

STEIDL

Hbk , 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 432 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/15/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783869305325 | $300.00


William Eggleston: At Zenith

STEIDL

Clth, 10.25 x 13.5 in. / 88 pgs / 40 color. | 3/15/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869307107 | $65.00


William Eggleston: Before Color

STEIDL

Clth, 9 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 152 bw. | 12/2/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783869301228 | $65.00


William Eggleston: Chromes

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

Clth, 15.5 x 17.75 in. / 0 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/2/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783869303116 | $345.00


William Eggleston's Guide

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Essay by John Szarkowski.

Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 112 pgs / 48 color / 1 bw. | 10/2/2002 | In stock
ISBN 9780870703782 | $39.95


William Eggleston In The Real World DVD 2005 NTSC

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William Eggleston: From Black and White to ColourWilliam Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour

Published by Steidl.
Text by Thomas Weski.

At the end of the 1950s William Eggleston began to photograph around his home in Memphis using black-and-white 35mm film. Fascinated by the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston declared at the time: "I couldn't imagine doing anything more than making a perfect fake Cartier-Bresson." Eventually Eggleston developed his own style which later shaped his seminal work in color-an original vision of the American everyday with its icons of banality: supermarkets, diners, service stations, automobiles and ghostly figures lost in space. From Black and White to Color includes some exceptional as-yet-unpublished photographs, and displays the evolution, ruptures and above all the radicalness of Eggleston's work when he began photographing in color at the end of the 1960s. Here we discover similar obsessions and recurrent themes as present in his early black-and-white work including ceilings, food, and scenes of waiting, as well as Eggleston's unconventional croppings-all definitive traits of the photographer who famously proclaimed, "I am at war with the obvious."

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William Eggleston: Los Alamos RevisitedWilliam Eggleston: Los Alamos Revisited

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Los Alamos Revisited contains the definitive edit of William Eggleston's celebrated Los Alamos series, and closes a fascinating photographic story that began in the mid-1960s. Between 1965 and 1974, William Eggleston and Walter Hopps drove together through the USA, Eggleston taking photographs, Hopps at the wheel. During these travels the title Los Alamos was born. More than 30 years later Eggleston, Hopps, Caldecot Chubb and the photographer's son Winston Eggleston edited the photographs into a set of five portfolio boxes of dye-transfer prints. Hopps' original vision was to create a vast Los Alamos exhibition, but the negatives became separated, with Hopps retaining only about half. He later returned what was thought to be the remaining negatives to the Eggleston Artistic Trust in Memphis where they were catalogued as Box #17. After Hopps' death in 2005, another long-lost box of negatives was discovered. These were catalogued as Box #83 and documented in a handmade reference book called Lost and Found Los Alamos. In 2011, the photographer's son William Eggleston III and Mark Holborn reviewed the now complete set of negatives, finalizing the sequence with Winston Eggleston at Steidl in 2012. Los Alamos Revisited presents this sequence in its entirety, and updates the 2003 Scalo book Los Alamos.

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William Eggleston: At ZenithWilliam Eggleston: At Zenith

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In April 1979, a book of 15 color photographs by William Eggleston was published in a limited edition of twenty. The photographs were taken from the second chapter of an unpublished larger work entitled Wedgewood Blue. Alongside his publications Chromes (2011), Los Alamos Revisited (2012) and the forthcoming Democratic Forest (2014) and Election Eve (2016), all documenting Eggleston's life work, At Zenith constitutes a calm and experimental intermezzo from Eggleston's familiar loudness and intensity of colors. The photographer pointed his camera at the sky to focus on the clouds rolling by.

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STEIDL

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William Eggleston: Before ColorWilliam Eggleston: Before Color

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A few years ago a box was found in the archives of the William Eggleston Artistic Trust in Memphis, containing Eggleston's earliest photography—remarkably, in black and white. The photos were subsequently exhibited and sold at Cheim & Read gallery in New York. This book reunites these photos in their entirety, and shows the artistic beginnings of a pioneer of contemporary photography. In the late 1950s, Eggleston began photographing suburban Memphis using high-speed 35 mm black-and-white film, developing the style and motifs that would come to shape his pivotal color work, including diners, supermarkets, domestic interiors and people engaged in seemingly trivial and banal situations. Now, 50 years later, all the plates in Before Color have been scanned from vintage prints developed by Eggleston in his own darkroom. In the mid-1960s Eggleston discovered color film and was immediately satisfied with the results: "And by God, it worked. Just overnight." Eggleston then abandoned black-and-white photography, but its fundamental influence on his practice is undeniable.

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William Eggleston: Chromes

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

William Eggleston's standing as one of the great masters of color photography is widely acknowledged. But the gradual steps by which he transformed from an unknown into a leading artist are less well known. Steidl has undertaken to trace these steps in an ambitious series of publications. Before Color explored Eggleston's revelatory early black-and-white images, while Chromes selects from more than 5,000 Kodachromes and Ektachromes taken from ten chronologically ordered binders found in a safe in the Eggleston Artistic Trust. This archive had once been used by John Szarkowski, who selected the 48 images printed in the seminal book William Eggleston's Guide, while the rest of the archive has remained almost entirely unpublished. This book presents Eggleston's early Memphis images, his testing of color and compositional strategies, and the development towards the "poetic snapshot." Chromes shows a master in the making.

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William Eggleston's GuideWilliam Eggleston's Guide

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Essay by John Szarkowski.

William Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of color photographs ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum's first publication of color photography. The reception was divided and passionate. The book and show unabashedly forced the art world to deal with color photography, a medium scarcely taken seriously at the time, and with the vernacular content of a body of photographs that could have been but definitely weren't some average American's Instamatic pictures from the family album. These photographs heralded a new mastery of the use of color as an integral element of photographic composition. Bound in a textured cover inset with a photograph of a tricycle and stamped with yearbook-style gold lettering, the Guide contained 48 images edited down from 375 shot between 1969 and 1971 and displayed a deceptively casual, actually super-refined look at the surrounding world. Here are people, landscapes and odd little moments in and around Eggleston's hometown of Memphis--an anonymous woman in a loudly patterned dress and cat's eye glasses sitting, left leg slightly raised, on an equally loud outdoor sofa; a coal-fired barbecue shooting up flames, framed by a shiny silver tricycle, the curves of a gleaming black car fender, and someone's torso; a tiny, gray-haired lady in a faded, flowered housecoat, standing expectant, and dwarfed in the huge dark doorway of a mint-green room whose only visible furniture is a shaded lamp on an end table. For this edition of William Eggleston's Guide, The Museum of Modern Art has made new color separations from the original 35 mm slides, producing a facsimile edition in which the color will be freshly responsive to the photographer's intentions.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 112 pgs / 48 color / 1 bw.

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William Eggleston In The Real World DVD 2005 NTSCWilliam Eggleston In The Real World DVD 2005 NTSC

Published by Microcinema.

Filmmaker Michael Almereyda poses a fundamental question to the renowned photographer, William Eggleston, "What does it mean to see the world so differently that "common" images are converted into unforgettable photos?"

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