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William Eggleston's Guide Hardcover – October 15, 2002
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Art photography until this exhibition was in black and white and had been for years, color photos were mostly for ads, commercial print and snapshots. Thankfully the Museum's curator of photography, Szarkowski, had the good sense to allow the public to see something new and fresh. I think the 'Guide' is a good introduction to Eggleston and if you like his creative vision, as I do, have a look at these two books of his work:The Democratic Forest and Ancient & Modern. Both are full of wonderful color photos of the American everyday.
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it's really a big surprise, I am shocked by the poor printing quality of the book.
I've chance to get a earlier version of the same book, the prints are much more sharp and the color
is much more rich.The prints of my copy just like all go through "washing process" , the saturation is not
high enough to produce the astonishing effect which Mr. Eggleston's photograph should give.
I was completely disappointed by the quality of this book.it's like printing/copying the photographs from a color photocopier!
But I also sense that Eggleston is one of the few that still enjoyed a somewhat Patrician upbringing from an era gone by, (The Spoiled Squires of the South) and his images are those of an observer and not a participant. I like the quality of these images that don't have the linear and often harsh quality of digital photography, but the constant and repeated mantras in reviews of this book that Eggleston was a pioneer in color photography are bogus. Others were shooting in color as well, its the exclusionary gallery culture at work here creating their own tall tales.
The front introductory section written by John Szarkowski is for me an entirely separate part of the book and makes for good reading, altough I find the constant name dropping and tortured language that rambles on more of an attempt by John Z to show off his knowledge of photography and how he defines Eggleston's work, and that we readers are mere minions. Enough said, those are my viewpoints. Buy the book and check it out for yourself.
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I was impressed when the book came brand new in the wrap. This is a great book and represents an important milestone in American photography. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Arnold
Beautiful hard cover, by my loved photographer.
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Overall quality is great, I didn't have any issues with bad printing quality like other reviewers said. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Guido Rama
I am not as big a fan as some, but this is a must for photographers.Published 19 months ago by Walter B Turner
Oh boy, do I adore William Eggleston's work. Dreamy and a touch disturbing. Serious and sometimes funny. Straightforward, unembellished. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Diane P