Walker Evans

Photofile

Walker Evans

  1. Introduction by Gilles Mora
  • ISBN 9780500410844
  • 19.00 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 144pp
  • 63 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 2007
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‘A  must-have volume’ – Amateur Photographer

‘The real thing that I’m talking about has purity and a certain severity, rigour, simplicity, directness, clarity, and it is without artistic pretension in a self-conscious sense of the word.’

It was Walker Evans himself who provided this perfect definition of his own work. He photographed Depression-era America with a constant striving for objectivity, a kind of documentary neutrality. Nevertheless, the sculptural subtlety of his images and the close attention he pays to both people and things marked an entire generation of artists.

PHOTOFILE brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series has been awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.

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