Author Evans, Walker
Title Walker Evans: lyric documentary/ by John T. Hill ; with an essay by Alan Trachtenberg.
Type of Material Book
Publication etc. (Imprint) Germany: Steidl, 2006.
Physical description 237 pages: illustrations; 25 cm.
ISBN 9783865210227
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Subject - Personal name Evans, Walker,1903-1975--Catalogs
Index Term Walker Evans
Photography
Photojournalism
Travel
American
Resettlement
America
Refugees
Black And White
Suburbia
Landscape
Cityscape
Working Class
Hardship
Black Americans
Portrait
Memory
Life
Language Note English
Added author Evans, Walker
Trachtenberg, Alan
Call Number TR140.E92 A4 2006
Other call number II-Eva-1,5
BAR CODE SHELVING LOCATION STATUS
STOCKQVAQ49164 Monographs Arab Image Foundation Reference
SUMMARY


Walker Evans's career spread over 46 fitful and prolific years, yet in a scant two, 1935-1936, he produced the singular body of work that came to define him. During that brief time, while working for the Farm Security Administration (previously the U.S. Resettlement Administration) photographing the consequences of the Great Depression, he refined a hybrid style that combined documentation with sly personal comment. He delighted in traveling incognito as an artless photojournalist, but with the independence to satisfy his own artistic designs. Walker Evans: Lyric Documentary presents these seminal images for the first time as a comprehensive, cohesive body of work, in chronological order. These are prime examples of Evans's alchemy, his seemingly effortless transformation of mundane fact into sweeping lyricism. They not only define his mature style, but also offer a path for artists of future generations. Evans has been called the most important American artist of his century, and the impact of his vision reaches well beyond the province of photography. With texts by John T. Hill, Heinz Liesbrock and Allan Trachtenberg.


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