Reservations, published in 1980, is the first photographic book by Diane Keaton. Well known to most as an accomplished actress, she has a great and knowledgable interest in design and photography and since the 1980s she has published a number of collections of esoteric photography and is highly-regarded for her curatorial and editorial projects within the field.
The first book of her personal photography, Reservations is a beautiful and surprising collection of images taken by Keaton in the late 1970’s of lobbies and dining halls in what are mostly now long-lost luxury hotels in Miami Beach, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs. This stunning series at once capture the strong, simultaneous sense of potential and still emptiness that haunts the transient, often flamboyant, yet profoundly melancholic, surroundings of the sojourner.
Daine explains, “In 1980, Knopf agreed to publish a book of my photographs of hotel lobbies, called “Reservations.” I finally had an excuse to roam around the United States with my Rolleiflex shooting the interiors of old hotels. Along the way I began collecting books like “The Family of Man.” “Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph.” Garry Winogrand’s “Figments From the Real World” and Lee Friedlander’s 1976 “The American Monument.”… ”
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- Photographs By Diane Keaton
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