This resplendent volume is the most comprehensive study of Walker Evans s work ever published, containing masterful images accompanied by authoritative commentary from leading photography historians.
The name Walker Evans conjures images of the American everyman. Whether it s his iconic contributions to James Agee s depression-era classic book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his architectural explorations of antebellum plantations, or his subway series, taken with a camera hidden in his coat, Evans s accessible and eloquent photographs speak to us all. This comprehensive book traces the entire arc of Evans s remarkable career, from the 1930 s to the 1970 s. The illustrations in the book range from his earliest images taken with a vest pocket camera, to his final photos using the then new SX-70 because his regular equipment became too heavy to carry around. The book includes commentary from three of Evans s longtime friends, photographers Alan Trachtenberg, Jerry Thompson and John T. Hill. Their insight and first-hand experience give depth to their critical writings on Evans s work. In addition to offering a broad perspective on Evans work, the book also clarifies the photographer s 'anti-art' philosophy. Eschewing aesthetic hyperbole, Evans wanted his pictures to resonate with a wide audience. At the same time, his natural curiosity made him one of the most inventive photographers of all time. What these photographs and writings attest to is a huge and timeless talent, which came not from a camera, but from Evans s uniquely hungry eye.Revue de presse :
In the pantheon of great American photographers, it's perhaps Walker Evans who stands taller than most. His influence across the world of photography can be seen to this day, most notably in the genres of street photography and location portraiture. Evan's ability to draw the extraordinary from the everyday has been near unequalled in all the years since his death. This stunning volume from Prestel does ample justice to the legend's work and succeeds not just because of its reproduction of his more famous works, but also because it takes the time to explore those images that have perhaps been overshadowed, such as his pictures taken in Florida's Gulf Coast. This is a vital volume for anyone serious about the history of photography and the history of that sprawling melting pot we call America. --Amateur Photographer
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Description du livre Prestel, 2015. État : New. This resplendent volume is the most comprehensive study of Walker Evans's work ever published, containing masterful images accompanied by authoritative commentary from leading photography historians. Editor(s): Hill, John T. Num Pages: 408 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; AJB; AJC; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 269 x 281 x 40. Weight in Grams: 2450. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . . N° de réf. du libraire V9783791382234
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