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Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson

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 Anderson’s films, presented with the fascinating human stories behind each facade.

Wes Anderson’s beloved films announce themselves through a singular aesthetic–one that seems too vivid, unique, and meticulously constructed to be real. Not so–Accidentally Wes Anderson captures the world’s most idiosyncratic and beautiful sites in all their faded grandeur and pop-pastel glory.

Based on the viral online phenomenon, Accidentally Wes Andersoncelebrates the symmetrical, the atypical, the unexpected, the vibrantly patterned, and distinctively colored. Along with two hundred arresting photographs, this book tells the stories behind these quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems, bringing readers behind the facade.

Authorized by Wes Anderson himself, and appealing to the millions who love his films, this book is also perfect for fans of Cabin Porn and Atlas Obscura–avid travelers and aspiring adventurers of all kinds.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Photography / Photojournalism

On Sale: October 20th 2020

Price: $35 / $44 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780316492737

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Reader Reviews


"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
"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
"The subreddit of images from real places reminiscent of the filmmaker's sets and style is brilliant."—Architectural Digest
'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
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