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Walker Evans (Photofile) Paperback – February 17, 2008
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Numerous introductions to works of art or photography can be easily skipped, but in the case of John Szarkowski’s introduction to this work, I would urge that every word be read. Szarkowski describes Evans as a “conventional, if well-groomed, bohemian.” As such, he went to Paris during the ‘20’s, and returned with ideas that would challenge the two great acknowledged photographers of the era: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. He was given a polite interview with Stieglitz, and modest encouragement.
The one steady job in his youth, with a secure income, was the brief period that he worked for the New Deal agency, the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Roy Stryker was both a photographer and manager, and headed the FSA. In addition to Evans, he recruited some of the best talent of the period, including Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn. As Szarkowski explains, Stryker’s objective was in large measure political: explain the rural poor to the urban poor and thus preserve the tenuous coalition which had brought the New Deal to power.Read more ›
This book , published by the MoMA in 1971, is one of the best Walker Evans books in the market.
The reproductions, printed from the original negatives much before the awful "scan era", are of high quality. The book has an introduction about John Szarkowski. It is one of the best texts about a photographer and photography in general that i've ever read.
The book is about 25 x 25 cm or 10 x 10 inches. It has 106 illustrations and they occupy, in general, most of the page. Photos are not small, as reviews wrongly posted here (by Amazon, not by reviewers) would led you to think.
The ISBN of the book from MoMA is 0870703129
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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.Published on March 26, 2014 by Elena
Aperture did a great job collecting Evans' FSA shots, along with a smattering of other work from his broad career, and printed it well. Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Everybody Dance
my son loves it. i guess this system doesn like short comments. so i will keep typing regardless of the stupid system.Published on April 9, 2013 by Steven J. Ybarra
....or compact, this series is for you. Basically the pix are post card size. which makes carrying, handling very easy. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Eric A. Politzer