Click to Browse this Book!
 


The Democratic Forest.
Photographs by William Eggleston. Text by Eudora Welty. Editor by Mark Holborn.
Steidl, Gottingen, Germany, 2015. In English. 1328 pp., 1,010 illustrations. Slipcase, 10 volume set., 12½x12¾".
 
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2016 by:
Publisher's Description

Selected as Book of the Week by Jeff Mermelstein

Following the publication of Chromes in 2011 and Los Alamos Revisited in 2012, Steidl's reassessment of Eggleston's career continues with the publication of The Democratic Forest, his most ambitious project. This ten-volume set containing more than 1,000 photographs is drawn from a body of 12,000 pictures made by Eggleston in the 1980s. Following an opening volume of work in Louisiana, the ensuing volumes cover Eggleston's travels from his familiar ground in Memphis and Tennessee out to Dallas, Pittsburgh, Miami and Boston, the pastures of Kentucky and as far as the Berlin Wall. The final volume leads the viewer back to the South of small towns, cotton fields, the Civil War battlefield of Shiloh and the home of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee.

The 'democratic' in Eggleston's title refers to a democracy of vision, through which the most mundane subjects are represented with the same complexity and significance as the most elevated. This work has rarely been shown and only a fraction of the entire oeuvre has ever been published; the exhaustive editing process has taken over three years. This gorgeous set includes a new introduction by Mark Holborn and the republication of Eudora Welty's original essay on the work.


William Eggleston was born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. He took his first black-and-white photographs at age 18. His first color work was shot in 1964 in color negative film, but in the late 60s he began to use color slides. Eggleston was the subject of a landmark solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976.

photo-eye will pack each of these heavy and collectable box sets with special care.


Ordering Information
This item is currently out-of-stock from photo-eye, however we have located copies for you to purchase immediately through Amazon or Amazon Marketplace. We will receive credit for these orders if you use our ordering system. We will also receive credit for any other purchases you make while on Amazon's site for the next 24 hours. You may also choose to backorder this item from photo-eye. Thank you for supporting photo-eye!

Order from photo-eye     Why photo-eye?
Cat# DS503H Hardbound $600.00   
Backorder this item. Domestic titles usually ship in 2-3 weeks; Foreign: 4-8 weeks.

$10.00 additional handling applies to this item. Why additional handling?

Quantity:


Order through Amazon (photo-eye gets credit)     Why Amazon?
Hardbound $600.00   Amazon Price: $391.43 Save 35%   ISBN 3869307927
In Stock! Usually ships in 24 hours.
May qualify for free shipping if Amazon Prime member.

Order through Amazon Marketplace (photo-eye gets credit)
Why Amazon Marketplace?
17 New from $391.43    11 Used from $391.43   2 Collectible from $1,250.00  



© PHOTO-EYE, LLC, 2019. All Rights Reserved Copyrights-Trademarks Privacy Policy Returns Policy Staff/Hours/Location 505.988.5152 info@photoeye.com