2 1/4. Photographs by William Eggleston. Text by Bruce Wagner. Twin Palms, Santa Fe, 1999. 100 pp. Squarish quarto. First printing. (The first printing of this title is distinguished by blind-stamped lettering on the spine; the second printing has brown lettering) Clothbound with tipped on cover image. No dust jacket as issued. 45 four-color illustrations.
NOTE: Interior illustrations below are stock photos; item offered in as new condition.
"Born and raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, William Eggleston began taking pictures during the 1960s after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment. In 1966 he changed from black and white to color film, perhaps to make the medium more his own and less that of his esteemed predecessors. John Sarkowski, when he was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, called Eggleston the "first color photographer," and certainly the world in which we consider a color photograph as art has changed because of Eggleston."--the publisher
In publisher's original shrink wrap, opened in several places.