William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest: Selected Works by William EgglestonWilliam Eggleston: The Democratic Forest: Selected Works by William Eggleston

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest: Selected Works

Photographed byWilliam EgglestonContribution byAlexander Nemerov

Hardcover | November 22, 2016

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Over the course of nearly six decades, William Eggleston—often referred to as the “father of color photography”—has established a singular pictorial style that deftly combines vernacular subject matter with an innate and sophisticated understanding of color, form, and composition.

Eggleston has said, “I am at war with the obvious.” His photographs transform the ordinary into distinctive, poetic images that eschew fixed meaning. Though criticized at the time, his now legendary 1976 solo exhibition, organized by the visionary curator John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art, New York—the first presentation of color photography at the museum—heralded an important moment in the medium’s acceptance within the art-historical canon and solidified Eggleston’s position in the pantheon of the greats alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans.

Published on the occasion of David Zwirner’s New York exhibition of selections from The Democratic Forest in the fall of 2016, this new catalogue highlights over sixty exceptional images from Eggleston’s epic project. His photography is “democratic” in its resistance to hierarchy where, as noted by the artist, “no particular subject is more or less important than another.”

Featuring original scholarship by Alexander Nemerov, this notable presentation of The Democratic Forest provides historical context for a monumental body of work, while offering newcomers a foothold in Eggleston’s photographic practice.

Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, and at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York in 1930 to study advertising at the Columbia University business school. After her father's death, she moved back to Jackson in ...
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Title:William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest: Selected WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 12.25 × 11.75 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:David Zwirner/SteidlLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941701426

ISBN - 13:9781941701423

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