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William Eggleston: Spirit of Dunkerue Paperback – Mar 2008

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press (Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584232862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584232865
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 22.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,056,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Rubinstein on 8 Dec. 2009
I bought this book because William Eggleston is regarded as one of the greatest living photographers, a pioneer of his genre, and I wanted to learn more about current trends in photography and hopefully develope my very average skills. The book is challenging but I am glad I bought it.
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By Photoboy - Published on Amazon.com
This is not the greatest, nor even close to the greatest work Eggleston has done. Perhaps he is given too much credit these days and can get away with a mediocre body of work such as this. After 15 or so images you've seen it all. The color palette gets tiring after a few images as much of the photographs are a conglomerate of Blue and Red (orange) hues found in the industrial port vicinity of Dunkerque. As always with Mr. Eggleston, we anxiously await the next image in our page turnings of his books. It's hard refraining from buying any publication of his as all of his books have been exceptional, including his latest ones "5X7" and "Los Alamos". I would say this one might best be checked out at the Library. Who knows, maybe I'll appreciate this book more upon further viewings, but I'm not eager to flip through it anytime soon again. That is not usually the case with Eggleston's books. Here's another case where an artist is given a bit too much credit and commissioned to document a place that ultimately presents the viewer with very little to chew on. Save your dollars during these economic low points and venture over to the library for "Spirit of Dunkerque".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Always a delight to see a new Eggleston collection in print 11 Aug. 2010
By A photographer - Published on Amazon.com
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I had actually been put off in buying this book based on the previous review. My favorite Eggleston photos have been those done in and around his own turf--Memphis and the Southern USA. But after putting it off for months, I went ahead and ordered "Spirit of Dunkerque" and now I am pleased to report the work is a delight through and through. This is pure "Eggleston photographs". The work is much better, in my opinion than his "Paris" work. Eggleston appears to have developed a relationship with the city of Dunkerque that never shows in "Paris". While not as expansive as the huge "Los Alamos" project or as groundbreaking as "Guide" and "Democratic Forest", this volume is another winning portfolio any Eggleston lover will enjoy fully. I give it four and a half stars only because I love it a little less than some of the earlier works.
I think it's a good intro to W. Eggleston 4 Nov. 2012
By BW - Published on Amazon.com
It was the only W. Eggleston's book available in my city's bookshop in France... Perhaps this book is not relevant of the main work W. Eggleston but with it (few pages, landscape format) you get the fact.
I practiced M films systems and I was ever frustrated to work only in BW (because HCB worked in BW only, as R. Cappa for instance), this book demonstrates you how to view Colors
Great work as always 17 April 2015
By Brandon - Published on Amazon.com
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Great work as always. I am glad I added this little gem to my collection. His color and composition are always inspiring.
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