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"WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S GUIDE". Editions Museum Of Modern Art, New York. 2005
Ref LPB0348


  • "WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S GUIDE". Editions Museum Of Modern Art, New York. 2005 (réédition). Grand in-8 carré, couverture simili Skaï noir, titre estampé doré avec photo couleur sur le premier plat. 112 pages. Texte en anglais de John Szarkowski, illustré de 48 reproductions photographiques couleurs pleine page de William Eggleston.

    "...I once heard William Eggleston say that the nominal subjects of his pictures were no more than a pretext for the making of color photographs - the Degas position . I did not believe him, although I can believe that it might be an advantage to him to think so, or to pretend to think so. To me it seems that the pictures reproduced here are about the photographer's home, about his place, in both important meanings of that word. One might say about his identity. If this is true, it does not mean that the pictures are not also simultaneously about photography, for the two issues are not supplementary but coextensive. Whatever else a photograph may be about, it is inevitably about photography, the container and the vehicle of all its meanings. Whatever a photographer's intuitions or intentions, they must be cut and shaped to fit the possibilities of his art. Thus if we see the pictures clearly as photographs, we will perhaps also see, or sense, something of their other, more private, willful, and anarchic meanings..." John Szarkowski. Ref LPB0348