The Outlands by William Eggleston
. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback set of 3 volumes housed in a slipcase. In new condition. No markings. This is a brand new set. Still in shrink-wrap. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Outlands
So, the publication of William Eggleston’s Chromes by Steidl in 2011 marked the beginning of the examination of the entire prolific output of this extraordinary artist. In a range of books including Los Alamos Revisited (2012) and also the ten volume The Democratic Forest (2015). The three volumes of The Outlands are drawn from the same source. The photographs Eggleston made on color transparency film from 1969 to 1974 that formed the basis for the Chromes volumes. As well as for John Szarkowski’s seminal exhibition of Eggleston’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1976 with the accompanying book William Eggleston’s Guide. However, with the exception of a couple of alternate versions, none of the photographs in The Outlands has been published previously.
Then, the result is revelatory. Starting at almost the exact point on the same street in suburban Memphis where Eggleston famously photographed the tricycle. The work then follows a route through the back roads to old Mississippi where he was raised. The book discloses a sublime use of pure color hovering in semi detachment from the forms he records. At the time, Eggleston was photographing a world that was already vanishing. Today, this final installment of his color work offers a view of a great American artist discovering the range of his visual language and also an unforgettable document of the Deep South in transition.
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