Creates arresting imagery from the details of everyday life from the American South to the Berlin Wall, making use of the objective, dispassionate, or democratic attitudes of the camera lens
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Fascinated by the commonplace, the author ( William Eggleston's Guide ) portrays in these 150 color photographs obdurately ordinary objects with a candor and respect for place brought into focus by a subtle sense of decline. Storefronts in East Tennessee, Mississippi parking lots and vehicles traveling through the great leveled spaces of Atlanta highways let us dwell in the familiar and mundane. These down-to-earth pictures tell their elegies in a muted voice, catching the eye with details: light and shade revive deteriorating brick and shape a roadside fruit stall and van into muscular bulk. Taken during the last decade, the photographs were shot "outdoors, nowhere, in nothing."
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Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated by Eggleston, William (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. New book in new crisp glossy dust jacket. Fresh from publisher's packing box. William Eggleston is a master of 20th century photography. Raised on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta, Eggleston would go on to earn a reputation as a pioneer of modern color photography with his one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976. The 176 pages of The Democratic Forest are largely Mississippi and Tennessee compositions, but they also stretch as far as New Orleans, Miami, Berlin, and Austria. Eudora Welty supplies an admiring 7 page introduction to what she calls "a most remarkable and beautiful book (and) what is even rarer, an original one. " This copy is the 1989 First American Edition, in pristine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 48340
Book Description Doubleday, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385266510
Book Description Doubleday, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0385266510
Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Bookseller Inventory # S-0385266510