MoMA William Eggleston's Guide exhibition catalogue

William Eggleston's Guide

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William Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of colour photographs ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1976, and the Museum's first publication of colour photography.

Bound in a textured cover inset with a photograph of a tricycle and stamped with yearbook-style gold lettering, the Guide contains 48 images edited down from 375 shot between 1969 and 1971. The images include people, landscapes and little events in and around Eggleston's home town of Memphis.  A coal-fired barbecue shoots up in flames, framed by a shiny silver tricycle; a tiny, grey-haired lady in a faded, flowered housecoat, stands in the huge dark doorway of a mint-green room.

William Eggleston's Guide

For this facsimile edition of William Eggleston's Guide, The Museum of Modern Art has made new colour separations from the original 35mm slides.

  • Author: John Szarkowski, Director Emeritus of the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York,
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Date published: October 2002 (Facsimile edition)
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Ships from US
  • ISBN: 978-0870703782
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 24.1 x 5.6 cm