William Eggleston’s Guide was the first solo exhibition of colour photographers displayed at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This book, published on the occasion of the exhibition, is presented here in it’s first edition from 1976 in excellent condition, with the exception of some minor sunning.
Shot between 1969 and 1971 the images show people, landscapes and the sometimes unusual moments in and around Eggleston’s hometown of Memphis…
An anonymous woman in a loudly patterned dress and cat’s eye glasses sitting, left leg slightly raised, on an equally loud outdoor sofa; a coal-fired barbecue shooting up flames, framed by a shiny silver tricycle, the curves of a gleaming black car fender, and someone’s torso; a tiny, gray-haired lady in a faded, flowered housecoat, standing expectant, and dwarfed in the huge dark doorway of a mint-green room whose only visible furniture is a shaded lamp on an end table.
First Edition available from Claire de Rouen books