10 April 2008
William Eggleston's Guide. Essay by John Szarkowski. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1976.
Quarto (230 x 225 mm). 48 color photographs. Original black textured leatherette, color photograph mounted on front cover. Provenance: 'Peter' (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY EGGLESTON: "For Peter--William Eggleston." "ONE OF THE SEMINAL PHOTOBOOKS... the Guide heralded the birth of colour photography, or more accurately, it marked the moment when it was perceived as artistically respectable" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.234-35 ("A MILESTONE"); The Open Book, pp.308-9; The Photobook, p.265 ("HAS IRREVOCABLY CHANGED THE WAY IN WHICH WE LOOK AT THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS").
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