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The beautiful mysterious : the extraordinary gaze of William Eggleston / Robert Saarnio; Marti A. Funke and Ann J. Abadie.

Publication:
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses Series; volume 1.
University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses Series ; volume 1
Format/Description:
Book
144 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Photographers -- United States -- 20th century.
Photographers.
Eggleston, William, 1939-
Eggleston, William, 1939-
United States.
Form/Genre:
Illustrated works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Informational works.
Summary:
"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston is an examination of the life and work of the artist widely considered to be the father of color photography. William Eggleston was born in 1939 and grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Sumner. His innovative 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York helped establish color photography as an artistic medium and has inspired photographers and artists around the world. Eggleston's work is held in major international museum collections and has been shown at more than one hundred solo exhibitions worldwide and published in ninety portfolios, monographs, and exhibition catalogs. The catalog contains fifty-five Eggleston photographs, thirty-six that were featured in The Beautiful Mysterious exhibition at the University of Mississippi Museum from September 2016 to February 2017. Eggleston's longtime friend William Ferris, a celebrated folklorist, donated all the photographs to the Museum. The photographs range from 1962 into the 1980s, representing each of Eggleston's projects during that time. Some of the photographs are inscribed with Eggleston's rare handwritten notes about location, people, dates, and projects. Eight of Eggleston's early dye transfers are in the collection. Many of these works had not been on public display before this exhibition, including black-and-white images that are unique-copy single prints. The text contains transcriptions of a symposium on the exhibition and seven essays, offering insights about Eggleston's life and work by family and friends as well as by photographers, artists, curators, art historians, and authors." -- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston
Additional Eggleston Photographs in the Ferris Collection
William Eggleston Symposium Morning Panel
William Eggleston Symposium Afternoon Panel
The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston
Color Is Everywhere
Family Ties
William Eggleston: Some Thoughts and Reflections
Born Six Years and 367 Miles Apart
Eggleston Unexplained
'Mercy Mercy Pudding Pie': Notes on Some New Old Eggleston Pictures
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Saarnio, Robert, author of introduction.
Funke, Marti A., contributor.
Abadie, Ann J., editor.
Other format:
Online version: Beautiful mysterious
ISBN:
9781496822345
149682234X
OCLC:
1054268188
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