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EVANS, Walker. American Photographs. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. With an essay by Lincoln Kerstein. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, (1988). First thus printing. Pp. (2),-205,(1). With 87 duotone plates. Square 8vo, printed pale grey card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine.Originally published in 1938, here reissued. "Walker Evans, photographing in New England or Louisiana, watching a Cuban political funeral or a Mississippi flood, working cautiously so as to disturb nothing in the normal atmosphere of the average place, can be considered a kind of disembodied, burrowing eye, a conspirator against time and its hammers. His photographs are the records of contemporary civilization in eastern American. [...] In 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. In the second part are pictures which refer to the continuous fact of an indigenous American expression, whatever its source, whatever form it has taken, whether in sculpture, paint, orarchitecture." - from rear. A very good, tidy copy. 60.00
Title: American Photographs. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. First thus, paperback.
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1988, ISBN:0870702386:
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