31 May 2007
William Eggleston's Guide. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1976. Quarto (230 x 225mm). 48 colour photographs. Original black textured leatherette, colour photograph mounted on front cover. Provenance: Eggleston's inscription in pencil on the title-page.
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY 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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