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Synopsis: For Now is the result of film-maker Michael Almereyda's year-long rummage through the Eggleston archives, a remarkable collection of heretofore unseen images spanning four decades of work by one of our seminal artists. Unusual in its concentration on family and friends, the book highlights an air of offhand intimacy, typical of Eggleston and typically surprising. Afterword by Michael Almereyda, with additional texts by Lloyd Fonvielle, Greil Marcus, Kristine McKenna and Amy Taubin.
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."
Kristine McKenna is a writer, critic and curator, best known for her interviews with artists, writers, thinkers, filmmakers and musicians. McKenna co-curated the 1998 exhibition Forming: the Early Days of L.A. Punk, for Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica. She was co-curator of Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & his Circle, a traveling group exhibition that opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2005. She is producer and co-writer of The Cool School (film), a documentary about L.A.'s first avant-garde gallery, and her book, The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin, was published by Steidl in 2009.
Amy Taubin has been a film critic for the "Village Voice "since 1987, and is contributing editor of "Sight and Sound." She started her professional life as an actress, appearing on Broadway, most notably as Sandy in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1968), and in avant-garde films, among them Michael Snow's "Wavelength "(1967) and Andy Warhol's "Couch" and "The Thirteen Most Beautiful Women "(both 1964).
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Title: For Now [Signed Ltd.]
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: New
Book Description Twin Palms, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First Edition, First Printing. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010. Hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Limited to only 3000 copies worldwide. 144 pages with 87 four-color plates. 13" x 12". Photographs by William Eggleston, selected by Michael Almereyda. Texts by Michael Almereyda, Lloyd Fonvielle, Greil Marcus and Amy Taubin. Interview with Eggleston by Kristine McKenna. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Michael Almereyda and Jack Woody. Book Condition: New/Fine (still in publisher's shrinkwrap). From the publisher: "For Now is the result of filmmaker Michael Almereyda's year-long rummage through the Eggleston archives, a remarkable collection of heretofore unseen images spanning four decades of work by one of our seminal artists. Unusual in its concentration on family and friends, the book highlights an air of offhand intimacy, typical of Eggleston and typically surprising." From Michael Almereyda: "William Eggleston's photographs are always about looking. They distill a sense of heightened attention--alertness, anticipation, awe--from fragments of ordinary, unmanipulated reality. But the 'ordinary' in Eggleston is often charged with an air of mystery and menace, a Halloween atmosphere leaking into every season he records. A quality of vulnerability and play converges with unease, dread, the possibility of mayhem. This new book, William Eggleston: For Now, presents over 90 previously unpublished color photographs pulled from Eggleston's back files, spanning four decades of work. The title is meant as an open nod to the immediacy of pictures plucked from near-oblivion, a salute to their freshness, their nowness. The selection is tidier, more self-contained, than I first expected--a bouquet brought back from an archival jungle. Most of the pictures feature people, and many of the subjects are the photographer's blood relations and close friends. The emotional temperature is at once tender and aloof, extending to images of strangers in parking lots and suburban yards, which is aligned with Eggleston's enduring fascination with frayed commercial spaces, cars, signs, cracked sidewalks, light bulbs, bricks, clouds, with rural porches, broken fences, spilled trash, ditches, puddles, architectural gaps and divides--the spaces between spaces, the mundane, the makeshift, all the fragmentary raw proofs of civilization as a perishable human construction that, nevertheless, provide subject matter for vibrant photographs. When I reviewed a rough layout with Bill, he was pleased to see so many pictures he had clean forgotten about. He offered his approval alongside a bemused comment that the book comes close to being a family album.". Seller Inventory # 271
Book Description Twin Palms Pub, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Limited. Seller Inventory # SONG1931885958
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