Walker Evans Amerika

Author: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau (Munich, Allemagne)
ISBN: 3888143519
Release Date: 1990

American Photographs

Author: Walker Evans
Publisher: Tate Publishing(UK)
ISBN: 1849761280
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Photography, Artistic

Walker Evans is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. This is the 75th anniversary edition reissue of the seminal photography book produced to be aesthetically accurate to the original 1938 edition. His elegant, crystal-clear photographs and articulate publications have inspired generations of artists.

Walker Evans American Photographs

Author: Lincoln Kirstein
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870708350
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Photography

Walker Evans is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. This is the 75th anniversary edition reissue of the seminal photography book produced to be aesthetically accurate to the original 1938 edition. His elegant, crystal-clear photographs and articulate publications have inspired generations of artists.

Walker Evans

Author: Walker Evans
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0810960303
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Photography, Artistic.

An album of eighty-seven of Evans' pictures of houses, factories, people, and city streets offers an unadorned look at American society between 1929 and 1937

Reading American Photographs

Author: Alan Trachtenberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374522499
Release Date: 1990-11-01
Genre: History

Winner of the Charles C. Eldredge Prize In this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content. Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Walker Evans--pictures that document the American experience from 1839 to 1938. In an outstanding analysis, Trachtenberg eloquently articulates how the art of photography has both followed and shaped the course of American history, and how images captured decades ago provocatively illuminate the present.

Walker Evans

Author: Robert Plunket
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892365661
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: Photography

American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) is best known for his portraits of Depression-era America, a number of which were included in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), his famous collaboration with writer James Agee. In 1942, at the behest of retired journalist Karl Bickel, Evans journeyed to Sarasota to take photographs for The Mangrove Coast, a book Bickel was writing about the long and colorful history of Florida's Gulf Coast. Featured in Walker Evans: Florida are the surprising images Evans took during that six-week stay in the area, which constitute a little-known chapter in Evans's distinguished career. Far from stereotypical postcard pictures of sandy beaches and palm trees, Evans captured a region of contradictions. Here in the nation's seaside vacationland, Evans focused his lens on decaying architecture, crowded street scenes, retirees, and numerous images of animals, railroad cars, and circus wagons from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, whose winter home was Sarasota. Accompanying the fifty-two images in Walker Evans: Florida is novelist Robert Plunket's wry account of the human and geographic landscape of Florida.

Walker Evans

Author: Belinda Rathbone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618056726
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An authority on photographer Walker Evans looks beyond the anonymity of his work to reveal an artist with a genius for capturing telling details of the American scene, and who profoundly influenced later photographers.

America observed

Author: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Publisher: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
ISBN: STANFORD:36105031793347
Release Date: 1976-09-01
Genre: Art

Trauma and Documentary Photography of the FSA

Author: Sara Blair
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520265653
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Photography

"Coauthored by the literary scholar Sara Blair and the art historian Eric Rosenberg, this volume of the Defining Moments in American Photography series offers new ways to understand the work of the famous Farm Security Administration photographers by exploring an expanded and much more variable idea of the documentary than what New Dealers proposed. The coauthors follow in the line of scholars who have, on the one hand, looked critically at the FSA photography project and identified its goals, biases, contradictions, and ambivalences and, on the other hand, discerned strikingly independent directions among its photographers. But what distinguishes their work from that of others is their wrestling with a specific term often applied to the Depression era: trauma. If it was the case that documentary, as a genre, and FSA photographs, as an umbrella project, came to prominence during a time of trauma and in the hands of socially minded photographers was meant to address and publicize trauma, the coauthors of this volume seek to understand how trauma and photography mixed and how, in the volatility of that mixture, the competing ideas for documentary took shape. Among the key figures they study are some of the most beloved in American photography, including Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and Aaron Siskind"--Provided by publisher.

Walker s way

Author: Isabelle Storey
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: UCSC:32106019560801
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Walker's Way: My Years with Walker Evans, Isabelle Storey's memoir of her ten-year marriage to Walker Evans, is the story of an elegant young woman's infatuation with a great American artist-with the man himself, with what he stood for aesthetically, and with his artistic and social circle-and how her initial passion gradually cooled into disenchantment. Isabelle Boschenstein was born in Switzerland and spent part of her early childhood in Berlin and Paris. She arrived in New York with her first husband, Alec von Steiger, in 1958. But their marriage lacked passion, and when she met Walker Evans, she fell for him headlong. Isabelle and Walker were married in 1960. Evans, already a prominent figure in the world of photography, introduced Isabelle to Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Robert Penn Warren, Alfred Kazin, William H. Whyte, and a host of other luminaries. But over the course of the next decade, her relationship with Walker became strained. In this candid and poignant narrative, which draws extensively on the couple's voluminous correspondence, Isabelle describes how their marriage grew more formal, cooler, and eventually failed altogether as Isabelle felt compelled to move on. Walker's Wayis a rare gem of personal history: an intimate portrait that remains dignified even as it waxes wistful. Appreciative in its spirit, never marred by scandalous or gratuitous revelation,Walker's Wayis a moving evocation of a vibrant young woman's growth into mature adulthood. Sumptuously illustrated with over 50 photographs, including more than a dozen previously unpublished works by Evans himself, Walker's Way provides a previously unseen glimpse into the domestic life of a major American photographer who ranks among the twentieth century's most celebrated, and enigmatic, artists.

Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 3865218296
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This book focuses on a collection of 9000 picture postcards amassed by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) that are now part of the Walker Evans Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.