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New book compiles architecture and adventures fit for a Wes Anderson film

New book compiles architecture and adventures fit for a Wes Anderson film

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Authorised by way of a foreword from the legendary filmmaker himself, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a pictorial journey of epic proportions: mind-boggling images of real-life architecture and adventures so on-brand with the Anderson aesthetic they could be outtakes.

The 368-page hardcover volume, which is expected to land in bookshops this November, is an evolution of the cult Instagram account with the same name – a digital manifesto where founder Wally Koval curates cinematic Anderson-esque imagery harvested from a community of over 1 million “adventurers”.

So well-liked is the account – especially by Instagram – that a meeting room in the New York office of the social media behemoth is named in its honour.

Published by Trapeze, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind the world’s most beautiful, idiosyncratic and interesting places on its glossy pages. The book pinpoints wacky landmarks and little-known treasures, from the flamboyant Hotel Opera in Prague to Australia’s Crawley Edge Boatshed in Perth, captured by more than 180 photographers who find themselves accidentally stumbling upon the movie set-like scenes.

It’s an aesthete’s dream.

A compilation of the symmetrical, atypical, unexpected, vibrantly patterned and distinctively coloured, Accidentally Wes Anderson is the ultimate celebration of the auteur filmmaker and the meticulous aesthetic that his fans love.


Mind-boggling images of real-life architecture and adventures so on-brand with the Anderson aesthetic they could be outtakes.

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Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India. Photo: Chris Schalkx.

Ascensor Da Bica in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Jack Spicer Adams.

Crawley Edge Boatshed in Perth, Western Australia. Photo: James Wong.

Hotel Opera in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Valentina Jacks.

Wharf Shed in Glenorchy, New Zealand. Photo: Frida Berg.

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