Flowers by William Eggleston. First Steidl edition. First impression hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Flowers is from a new series of books on Eggleston’s work. They reproduce original hand made books, with tipped-in prints. Originally each book was produced in a very small edition of 15 copies and are now impossible to find. The new series includes the books: Flowers, Election Eve and Morals of Vision. Masterfully printed by Steidl in Germany, these are a great addition to any collection.
William Eggleston (b 1939) is an American photographer. Due to his attention to the banal, his colour photographs record everyday subject matter. So, each detail is important, potentially carrying beauty and mystery. As a result of his pioneering work, he became the main catalyst for New American Color Photography. Therefore, he is largely credited with validating colour photography as a fine art form.
Born and raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, William Eggleston began taking pictures during the 1960s after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment. In 1966 he changed from black and white to color film, perhaps to make the medium more his own and less that of his esteemed predecessor. John Sarkowski, when he was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, called Eggleston the ‘first color photographer,’ and the world in which we consider a color photograph as art has changed because of him.
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