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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 conditions in which they lived. During the Depression, from 1935 to 1937, Evans took part in the most extensive photographic project ...
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2000 Hardcover First Very good except for a gift inscription on the front flyleaf; in a very good dj. 4to, cloth. xiv+318 pp, 187 plates (53 in color)+145 text figures, ... bibliography, index. Exhibition February 1-May 14, 2000. Read more Show Less

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2000 Hard Cover Fine in Fine jacket 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. 318 pages, illustrated with full page b&w's. "Walker Evans (1903-1975) is one of the most influential artists of the ... twentieth century and the progenitor of the documentary style in American photography." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE DUST JACKET. Read more Show Less

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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 conditions 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780870999376
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 318

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