William Eggleston’s Guide.

“A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY”: William Eggleston’s Guide; Signed by William Eggleston

William Eggleston’s Guide.

EGGLESTON, William; Essay by John Szarkowski.


Item Number: 12052

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.

Second edition of Eggleston’s first photobook, the groundbreaking first MoMA book of color photography, with 48 color photographic plates. Small quarto, original boards with mounted cover photographic print. Signed by William Eggleston on the title page. In fine condition. With essay by John Szarkowski.

William Eggleston's Guide was the first color photographs exhibition presented at The Museum of Modern Art. The book and show inspired controversy when it forced the art world to deal with color photography. The art criticism this inspired was potent as it was a medium scarcely taken seriously at the time. Eggleston's Guide presented a sense of familial status, in the same vein of a family album, but it possessed an artistic slant that transcended the content of the vernacular domain. Roth 101; Parr & Badger: Photobook I.

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