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Walker Evans
     

Walker Evans

by Minneapolis Institute of Arts Staff, Christian A. Peterson, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Created by)
 
Walker Evans (1903-1975) is best known for documenting the people and living conditions of the American South during the Great Depression. But his photographic accomplishments were much broader than these famous images: modernist views of New York City, such as his Flatiron Building, New York (1928-29) and Brooklyn Bridge (1929); architectural studies of Victorian

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Walker Evans (1903-1975) is best known for documenting the people and living conditions of the American South during the Great Depression. But his photographic accomplishments were much broader than these famous images: modernist views of New York City, such as his Flatiron Building, New York (1928-29) and Brooklyn Bridge (1929); architectural studies of Victorian homes and other buildings in Boston, Cape Cod, Saratoga Springs, and small towns in upstate New York; a series of spontaneous and surreptitious portraits taken on the Manhattan subway; scenes from Cuba in the 1930s; and his commercial assignments as a staff photographer and writer for Fortune magazine. The familiar work from his Farm Security Administration project is also here-views of the rural South immortalized in his collaborative book with James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, along with urban images from New Orleans and Savannah.Essays by Christian A. Peterson, associate curator of photography at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, describe Evans's photographic vision and include fascinating information about the acquisition history of many of the photographs in this book. Illustrated with almost one hundred high-quality black-and-white photographs, Walker Evans presents the full breadth of Evans's expansive and varied photographic art. Distributed for The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816643714
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.48(h) x 0.49(d)

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