(EGGLESTON, WILLIAM). GERARD, VINCENT & JEAN-PIERRE REHM WILLIAM EGGLESTON: SPIRIT OF DUNKERQUE
Dunkerque & Paris, FRANCE, Ville De Dunkerque & Biro, Editeur., 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 2-35119-017-3) Pictorial Self-Wrappers, Square 8vo, 128pp, 51 color illustrations. Text in French and Dutch. Published in conjunction with a 2006 French exhibition, this striking book of William Eggleston's vibrant color photographs of the harbor of Dunkerque (near the Flemish border) was issued in an extremely limited printing.
William Eggelston has a unique ability to find beauty and striking displays of color in ordinary scenes. His idea of 'the democratic camera posits that by looking patiently at what others ignore, or turn away from, interesting things can be seen. Like previous works on Plains. Georgia and Los Alamos, New Mexico, Spirit of Dinkerque contains quiet, haunting photos of the industrial port city of Dunkerque, France, each masterfully composed and bursting with unexpected color. Pictures of the port's cargo tanks and ships are blended with intermittent reminders of the natural world surrounding the industrial center, each simultaneously static and dynamic. William Eggleston had the first solo exhibition of color photography at the Museum of Modern Art. He is known for his association with the Warhol crowd in the seventies and for his starkly beautiful camera work.
Amazon Customer reviews :
I think it's a good intro to W. Eggleston November 4, 2012