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Synopsis: "I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important," William Eggleston once said. This radical attitude guided his ground-breaking work in color photography, work that has prefigured many recent developments in art and photography. Los Alamos presents a series of photographs that has never before been shown, yet it contains a blueprint of Eggleston's aesthetics, his subtle use of subdued color hues, the casual elegance of his trenchant observations of the mysteries of the mundane. The photographs in Los Alamos were shot in Eggleston's native Memphis and on countless road trips across the American South from 1964 to 1968 and from 1972 to 1974. Initially, Eggleston wanted to create a vast compendium of more than 2000 photographs to be contained in 20 volumes; he wanted the viewer to look at the photographs the way one looks at the world. He eventually abandoned this project--and hardly any of the negatives were ever printed. Now, 30 years later, we finally get to see a selection of this encyclopedia of Southern everyday life and vernacular culture. It's a stunning discovery that makes the so-called snapshot photography of recent years pale in comparison. Eggleston's astonishingly timeless portraits, still lives, landscapes, and photographs of buildings add up to a profound investigation of the world and our way of looking at it, a poetics of pleasures hidden in full view. They transcend the merely descriptive and uncover the universal encapsulated in the details and the detritus of life in a consumer culture. Published in collaboration with Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
One of the few genuises in photography. --Andy Grundberg
The world is so visually complicated that the word "banal" scarcely is very intelligent to use. All days are similar, no matter what part of this planet we're in. --William Eggleston
Essays by Walter Hopps and Thomas Weski.
Hardcover, 11.75 x 11 in., 224 pages, 97 color illustrations
About the Author: 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.
Title: Los Alamos: Los Alamos
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Scalo, Zurich/Berlin/New York, 2003. Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in tan cloth with black title on spine. Text in English and German. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine.This collection of color plates is selected from 2200, shot in Eggleston's native Memphis and on countless road trips across the American South from 1964 to 1968 and from 1972 to 1974. 175 pages includes essays by Weski and Walter Hopps. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required. Seller Inventory # 2080140108
Book Description Scalo, Zurich, 2004. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 175 pages. Hardcover, bound in light brown paper covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Minimal shelfwear to the edges of the dustjacket with a bump to the upper right corner of the front board. Otherwise, the binding is tight, the edges and other corners of the boards are sharp, the dustjacket is essentially bright, and the interior is clean and free of markings. Second Scalo edition. Texts in German and English. Brilliantly illustrated. Seller Inventory # 020601
Book Description Scalo Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG3908247691
Book Description Thomas Weski, Zurich, 2003. first edition. Large oblong folio in grey cloth hardcovers with brown DJ; VG/VG; brown letters on spine; contains 166 plates in color and a presentation by the editor; in good condition; shelved on Front Table; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont. Seller Inventory # 9-37-1252494
Book Description Scalo Publishers 2003-06, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1ST. 3908247691. Seller Inventory # 566096
Book Description Scalo Verlag Ac, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P023908247691
Book Description Scalo, 2003. Condition: Neuf. Neuf, sous film plastique d'origine. New and sealed !. Seller Inventory # 3K-HN6Q-3DM7
Book Description Zürich/Berlin/New York. Scalo Verlag, 2003., 2003. 1. Auflage, Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Farbfotos, 4°. 33,0 x 32,0 cm. 175 Seiten, Herausgegeben von Thomas Weski in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museum Ludwig, Vorwort von Walter Hopps, In gutem Zustand. Einband etwas berieben, Schnitt angeschmutzt. Hardcover in Leinwand, mit Schutzumschlag, Seller Inventory # 223714
Book Description Scalo Publishers, Zurich, 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. This is a fine hardcover copy in a near fine dust jacket with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in English and German. Texts by Walter Hopps and Thomas Weski. All William Eggleston's color photographs are beautifully reproduced here. They are a selection from the larger group of around 2200 photographs taken between 1966 and 1974. Stated first edition. 13" square, 175 pages. Large heavy book, foreign shipping will be extra. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. Seller Inventory # 014225
Book Description Scalo Verlag Ac, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P013908247691