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Walker Evans (Aperture Masters of Photography) Hardcover – June 15, 2005


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  • Series: Aperture Masters of Photography
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture; New edition edition (June 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893817414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893817411
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,143,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In Evans's world, even the inanimate things, bureau drawers, pots, tires, bricks, signs, seem waiting in their own patient dignity, posing for their pictures." --Lincoln Kirstein

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1903, Walker Evans studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1926-27. Mainly self-taught as a photographer, he worked freelance in New York starting in 1928. He was part of Roy Stryker's Farm Security Administration project as a staff photographer in the Southern United States from 1935 to 1937. From 1945 to 1965 he was an associate editor and photographer for Fortune magazine. After retiring from professional photography in 1965, he became a professor at Yale University, where he taught generations of young photographers in documentary approach. Evans received three Guggenheim Fellowships, as well as many other awards, and his work is included in museum collections around the world. He died in 1975 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By angst24 on April 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Whether you like the era of the 1930's or not, this book will give you a feel for the time and the places traveled by photographer Walker Evans. The photographs are superb technically, but it is the subjects that will remain in your memory long after you close the book. Evans's subjects are captured with dignity, and although you might be inclined to feel sorry for them, you are inevitably touched by the strength of these people. The book is a good introduction to Walker Evans and his feel for the human condition. His photographs remind me alot of Dorothea Lange's.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A photographer VINE VOICE on January 8, 2005
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This is a good overview of Evans' photography, especially his early work. Evans was really the father of modernism and straightforward photography in the USA. If you are not familiar with his contributions, this little book is a good way to begin your studies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. F. Cassidy on July 28, 2010
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The soul of America captured in perfect pictures of the era when the the inner character of this nation was formed !
THIS is a genuine reality show!
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By Elena on March 26, 2014
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The book was quite damaged but likewise It's a excellent product. I like the product anytime, I recomended this because is really what I was expecting to receive.
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Aperture did a great job collecting Evans' FSA shots, along with a smattering of other work from his broad career, and printed it well. Really, just a solid portfolio from a solid publisher.
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