The Democratic Forest

The Democratic Forest

by William Eggleston, Eudora Welty

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fascinated by the commonplace, the author ( William Eggleston's Guide ) portrays in these 150 color photographs obdurately ordinary objects with a candor and respect for place brought into focus by a subtle sense of decline. Storefronts in East Tennessee, Mississippi parking lots and vehicles traveling through the great leveled spaces of Atlanta highways let us dwell in the familiar and mundane. These down-to-earth pictures tell their elegies in a muted voice, catching the eye with details: light and shade revive deteriorating brick and shape a roadside fruit stall and van into muscular bulk. Taken during the last decade, the photographs were shot ``outdoors, nowhere, in nothing.'' (Nov.)
Eudora Welty wrote the introduction for this collection of 150 stunning color photographs culled from several thousand prints that distinguished photographer Eggleston shot between 1983 and 1986. The title refers not to a political system, but to the camera's ability to embrace everything equally; familiar details of everyday life are profoundly illumined. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
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