AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS. Walker Evans.

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS.

New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1962). Second edition being a reprint of the original 1938 first edition. Hardcover. Evans, was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. This book is Walker Evans' pictorial record of America in the 1930s. These images revealed a new master of the camera who expressed the tragic sense and troubled conscience of those years. This second edition has 196pp with 87 plates. Divided into two sections, the first part, which might be labeled "People by Photography," we have an aspect of America for which it would be difficult to claim too much: the physiognomy of a nation is laid on your table. The second part, are pictures which refer to the continuous fact of an indigenous American expression, whatever its source, whatever form it has taken, if in sculpture, painting or architecture: that native accent we find again in Kentucky mountain and cowboy ballads and in swing music of the decade. A true master of his art. A very good, clean and bright, copy bound in black cloth with gilt spine lettering (bruise to front bottom corner) in a very good jacket with browning to spine (white jacket) and extremities. Item #13828

Price: $200.00

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