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Accidentally Wes Anderson

Category: Book
By (author): Koval, Wally
Subject:  ART / Film & Video
  PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director (see also BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / En
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 9.35in x 7.65in x 1.40in
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From The Publisher*A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.
 Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book, authorized by Wes Anderson himself, travels to every continent and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed. Fueled by a vision for distinctive design, stunning photography, and unexpected narratives, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson's distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens. 
Review Quote*"The Instagram trend you didn't know you needed...Art may imitate life, but as evidenced by the thousands of people designating their photos #AccidentalWesAnderson, perhaps the opposite is also true."-Vogue
Review Quote*"Pastel colors, front-on facades, hyper-stylized uncanny symmetry: director Wes Anderson has a defined aesthetic. Once you've got your eye in, you can see it anywhere.... [Koval's] account, @AccidentallyWesAnderson, has found favor with an 'engaged group of explorers with a keen eye,' who send him thousands of submissions every week."-The Guardian
Review Quote*'Legions of fans are scouting for locations around the world that evoke the 48 year-old director's trademark twee aesthetic... Color, symmetry, and absurdity are the defining elements of his aesthetic."-Quartz
Review Quote*All the world's a Wes Anderson film, or so one would glean from this handsome book… A charming, whimsical tribute to the Anderson aesthetic.-Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*This book technically isn't out yet, but it looks so good we couldn't just not put it on the list.-Cosmopolitan.com best coffee table books roundup
Review Quote*There's a sense of cheerfulness and beauty in those images that seems to only exist in the past - it's powerful.-Matador Network
Review Quote*Koval gleefully arrays the awe-inspiring products of his Wes Anderson fan-photography Instagram project, an (officially authorized) labor-of-love. The selections in this debut coffee-table conversation-piece are culled from submissions by a "global community of more than one million Adventurers" that recall the filmmaker's color-saturated oeuvre, many published for the first time here…Varying in layout, the images share vibrant color composition, both joyful and surreal…True to its inspiration, the collection is breathtaking, witty, and happily ambitious, a perfect diversion for film fans and globe trotters alike.-Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*While [Accidentally Wes Anderson] takes you to the top (Kilimanjaro) and bottom (Goudier Island, Antarctica) of the world, it also frames architectural bonbons closer to civilization and provides inspiration for your own homes, which might do with a dash of dreaminess in these dreary times.-The New York Times
Review Quote*This coffee table book, full of Andersonesque visuals spotted around the globe, is a respite for the soul as much as it is really good decoration.-Entertainment Weekly