Walker Evans

Author: Walker Evans,Maria Morris Hambourg,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999389

Category: Photography

Page: 318

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Shares selected images from the American photographer's life's work, and analyzes a career that spanned more than four decades

Walker Evans

Author: Lloyd Fonvielle

Publisher: Aperture


Category: Photography

Page: 95

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Walker Evans, more than any other photographer in the thirties and forties, defined the documentary aesthetic. For over four decades he used his camera precisely and lucidly to record the American experience. He is generally acknowledged as America's finest documentary photographer of this century. He attempted to show both the beauty of his subjects and the horror of the social situations in which they lived. During the Depression, from 1935 to 1937, Evans took part in the most extensive photographic project ever carried out in the United States-the pictorial survey of the Farm Security Administration. The now-legendary collaboration with James Agee that resulted in the masterpiece Let Us Now Praise Famous Men documents his dedication to photographing the country he knew. Evans's talented eye and sensitive heart make him one of the great photographers of this century. This volume contains many of his best-known images.

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Walker Evans and African Art, 1935

Author: Virginia-Lee Webb,Walker Evans,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999397

Category: Photography of sculpture

Page: 112

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Walker Evans

A Biography

Author: Belinda Rathbone,Walker Evans

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618056729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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An authority on photographer Walker Evans looks beyond the anonymity of his work to reveal an artist with a genius for capturing telling details of the American scene, and who profoundly influenced later photographers.

Der Dokumentarfotograf Walker Evans und sein komplexes Fotografieverständnis

Author: Catharina Cerezo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783656620235


Page: 20

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Kunst - Fotografie und Film, Note: 1,0, Universitat Konstanz, Veranstaltung: Der fotografische Apparat, 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Dass Walker Evans zu den besten amerikanischen Dokumentarfotografen zahlt, bleibt ausser Frage. Wie kein anderer pragte er im 20. Jahrhundert den dokumentarischen Stil und entwickelte dabei eine neue, sozial orientierte Bildasthetik. Doch wer genau war Walker Evans eigentlich und was macht seine Fotografien zu einzigartigen Meisterwerken? Und vielmehr, wodurch genau zeichnet sich sein Fotografieverstandnis aus? Diesen Fragen mochte ich in meiner Hausarbeit nachgehen und versuchen zu beantworten. Um im Rahmen einer solchen schriftlichen Arbeit zu bleiben, habe ich mich dabei fur einige Schwerpunkte entschieden, die sich im Laufe meiner Beschaftigung mit dem Kunstler als sehr interessant erwiesen haben. So mochte ich zunachst an die Person Evans heranfuhren, sodass ich mit einer kurz gehaltenen Biografie einen allgemeinen Uberblick uber sein Leben und einige wichtige Lebenswerke verschaffen werde. Anschliessend gilt meine Aufmerksamkeit zwei pragenden Lebensabschnitten, mit deren Hilfe ich mich dem komplexen Thema des Fotografieverstandnisses Evans' nahern mochte. Dieses in seiner Vollstandigkeit darzustellen, stellt einen sehr wichtigen Punkt meiner Arbeit dar und ist, um Evans' Meisterwerke als solche zu erkennen, von absoluter Notwendigkeit. Um die gesammelten Aspekte des Fotografieverstandnisses nicht beim Theoretischen zu belassen, mochte ich im vierten Kapitel auf ein Hauptwerk Evans' genauer eingehen. Ich habe mich dabei fur die pramierte Ausstellung und den gleichnamigen Katalog American Photographs" entschieden. Dieses Werk ist nicht nur durch seine vielseitige Bildthematik, sondern auch durch die wirkungsvolle Abfolge der Fotografien sehr beeindruckend. Mit Hilfe der gewonnenen Informationen aus dem dritten Kapitel werde ich dabei versuchen,

Walker Evans


Author: Robert Plunket

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892365668

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) is best known for his portraits of Depression-era America, a number of which were included in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), his famous collaboration with writer James Agee. In 1942, at the behest of retired journalist Karl Bickel, Evans journeyed to Sarasota to take photographs for The Mangrove Coast, a book Bickel was writing about the long and colorful history of Florida's Gulf Coast. Featured in Walker Evans: Florida are the surprising images Evans took during that six-week stay in the area, which constitute a little-known chapter in Evans's distinguished career. Far from stereotypical postcard pictures of sandy beaches and palm trees, Evans captured a region of contradictions. Here in the nation's seaside vacationland, Evans focused his lens on decaying architecture, crowded street scenes, retirees, and numerous images of animals, railroad cars, and circus wagons from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, whose winter home was Sarasota. Accompanying the fifty-two images in Walker Evans: Florida is novelist Robert Plunket's wry account of the human and geographic landscape of Florida.

Walker Evans: American Photographs

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Lincoln Kirstein

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 087070835X

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 398

Walker Evans is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. This is the 75th anniversary edition reissue of the seminal photography book produced to be aesthetically accurate to the original 1938 edition. His elegant, crystal-clear photographs and articulate publications have inspired generations of artists.

Walker Evans

The Getty Museum Collection

Author: Judith Keller

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892363177

Category: Photography

Page: 430

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Walker Evans is widely recognized as one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum owns one of the most comprehensive collections of his work, including more of his vintage prints than any other museum in the world. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together for the first time all of the Museum’s Walker Evans holdings. Included here are familiar images—such as Evans’s photographs of tenant farmers and their families, made in the 1930s and later published in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men—and images that are much less familiar—such as the photographs Evans made in the 1940s of the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers circus, or his very late Polaroids, made in the 1970s. In addition, many previously unpublished Evans photographs, and variant croppings of classic images, appear here for the first time. Author Judith Keller has written a lively, informative text that places these photographs in the larger context of Evans’s life and career and the culture—especially the popular culture—of the time. In so doing, she has produced an indispensible volume for anyone interested in the history of photography or American culture in the twentieth century. Also included is the most comprehensive bibliography on Walker Evans published to date.

Many are Called

Author: Walker Evans,Jeff Rosenheim

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106176

Category: Photography

Page: 207

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Between 1936 and 1941 Walker Evans and James Agee collaborated on one of the most provocative books in American literature, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). While at work on this book, the two also conceived another less well-known but equally important book project entitled Many Are Called. This three-year photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera was first published in 1966, with an introduction written by Agee in 1940. Long out of print, Many Are Called is now being reissued with a new foreword and afterword and with exquisitely reproduced images from newly prepared digital scans. Many Are Called came to fruition at a slow pace. In 1938, Walker Evans began surreptitiously photographing people on the New York City subway. With his camera hidden in his coat—the lens peeking through a buttonhole—he captured the faces of riders hurtling through the dark tunnels, wrapped in their own private thoughts. By 1940-41, Evans had made over six hundred photographs and had begun to edit the series. The book remained unpublished until 1966 when The Museum of Modern Art mounted an exhibition of Evans’s subway portraits. This beautiful new edition—published in the centenary year of the NYC subway—is an essential book for all admirers of Evans’s unparalleled photographs, Agee’s elegant prose, and the great City of New York.

American Photographs

Author: Walker Evans,Lincoln Kirstein,John T. Hill,Jeffrey Ladd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935004240

Category: Photography

Page: 152

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Walker Evans' American Photographsis widely deemed the most important photobook ever published. Originally conceived to be a catalogue to accompany his one-man show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1938 (the first solo show MoMA had given to a photographer), it quickly became a document so definitive of its era that curator John Szarkowski wrote that "it was difficult to know now whether Walker Evans recorded the America of his youth, or invented it." The book opens with images that cite photography, immediately establishing a tension between medium and message, although it is certainly for the message that Evans has become famous: American Photographspoints over and over again to the unhappy lot of the poor and the dispossessed in 1930s America. Lincoln Kirstein's accompanying essay (famous in its own right) declares: "What poet has said as much? Only newspapers, the writers of popular music, the technicians of advertising and radio have, in their blind energy accidentally, fortuitously, evoked for future historians such a powerful monument to our moment. And Evans' work has, in addition, intention, logic, continuity, climax, sense and perfection." American Photographscontinues to go out of print for long stretches of time, and the first edition of Errata's 2009 spread-by-spread reprint followed suit. This revised edition of that volume presents the original 1938 edition with its 87 legendary black-and-white photographs (reproduced in full-page rather than quarter-page spreads), the classic Kirstein essay and a contemporary essay by Evans scholar John T. Hill. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans(1903-1975) took up photography in 1928. His book collaboration with James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men(1941), which portrayed the lives of three white tenant families in southern Alabama during the Depression, has become one of that era's most defining documents. Evans joined the staff of Timemagazine in 1945, and shortly after moved to Fortune, where he stayed until 1965. That year, he became a professor of photography at the Yale University School of Art. Evans died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975. The Errata Editions' Books on Booksseries is an ongoing publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints or facsimiles but complete studies of the original books. Each volume in the series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or expensive for most to experience. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study of the creation and meanings of these great works of art. Each volume in the series contains illustrations of every page in the original photobook, a new essay by an established writer on photography, production notes about the creation of the original edition and biographical and bibliographical information about each artist.

Walker Evans & company

Author: Peter Galassi,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870700361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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"Walker Evans & Company aims to encourage curiosity about a crucial innovation within the tradition of modernist photography that took shape in the 1920s and 1930s"--P. 7.

Walker Evans

photographs from the Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Project

Author: University of Texas at Austin. Humanities Research Center,Walker Evans,James Agee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 20

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Walker Evans, Cuba

Author: Walker Evans,Andrei Codrescu,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications


Category: Art

Page: 95

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"As novelist and poet Andrei Codrescu points out in the essay that accompanies this selection of photographs from the Getty Museum's collection, Evans's photographs are the work of an artist whose temperament was distinctly at odds with Beals's impassioned rhetoric. Evans's photographs of Cuba were made by a young, still maturing artist who - as Codrescu argues - was just beginning to combine his early, formalist aesthetic with the social concerns that would figure prominently in his later work."--Jacket.

Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard

Author: N.A

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L

ISBN: 9783865218292

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 407

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This book focuses on a collection of 9000 picture postcards amassed by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) that are now part of the Walker Evans Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Walker Evans, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Paul Caponigro, William Christenberry, Linda Connor, Cosmos, Robert Cumming, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, John R. Gossage, Gary Hallman, Tod Papageorge, Garry Winogrand : [catalogue of the exhibition].

Author: Renato Danese,John R. Gossage,Baltimore Museum of Art

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 87

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Kunst und Fotografie

Author: David Campany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714894287


Page: 220

View: 3465

Mit Fotografien von: Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Adder, John Baldessari, Lewis Baltz, Sophie Calle, Annette Messager ... et al.