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Museum of Modern Art, New York ed.

Thames & Hudson
112 pages
49 illustrations, 48 in colour.

William Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of colour photography ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum's first ever publication of colour photography. The book and show unabashedly forced the art world to approach colour photography seriously, and heralded a new mastery of the use of colour as an integral element of photographic composition. The Guide contained forty-eight carefully selected images taken between 1969 and 1971, and displayed a seemingly casual, but actually super-refined look at the surrounding world.

For this edition of this seminal work, MoMA has made new colour separations from the original 35mm slides, producing a facsimile edition in which the colour will be freshly responsive to the photographer's intentions.


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