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Title Walker Evans / edited by Clément Chéroux ; translated from the French by Sharon Grevet.

Publication Info. Paris, France : Centre Pompidou ; Munich, Germany ; London, England ; New York, New York : DelMonico Books, Prestel, [2017]
©2017

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Description 319 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm
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Summary Walker Evans was one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. His focus on everyday life in America, in both urban and rural settings, makes him also one of the most relatable. This retrospective volume traces Evans' career through more than 300 images-from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids of the 1970s. Organized thematically, the book examines topics such as Evans' relationship with the impresario Lincoln Kirstein, his work in postcards and magazines, and his lifelong exploration of the American vernacular. In addition, this volume features items from the photographer's own collection, including personal writings, signage, postcards, and other ephemera. Through these ancillary objects and a thorough overview of Evans' career, readers will come away with a better understanding of a photographer whose iconic photographs remain timeless.
Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Centre Pompidou, Paris, April 26 - August 14, 2017, and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, September 30, 2017 - February 4, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 305).
Event "Walker Evans" : April 26-August 14, 2017, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
"Walker Evans" : September 30, 2017-February 4, 2018, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, United States.
Contents Foreword / Serge Lasvignes -- Preface / Bernard Blistène -- The art of the oxymoron : the vernacular style of Walker Evans / Clément Chéroux -- A "devious giant" and a "giant sequoia" : Walker Evans and Lincoln Kirstein / Jerry L. Thompson -- Folk documents / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Portraying obsolescence : Walker Evans, ragpicker of an America in decline / Julie Jones -- "Working for magazines" and "works" for magazines : Walker Evans, the popular press, and conceptual art / David Campany -- "I'm a writer too." : the texts of Walker Evans / Anne Bertrand -- Walker Evans, American and modern photographer / Didier Ottinger -- Evans' eye / Svetlana Alpers -- "A good art exhibition is a lesson in seeing..." / Walker Evans -- At the forefront of style (introduction) -- The vernacular as subject -- The vernacular as method -- Photography, itself (conclusion) -- Chronology -- Selected bibliography -- Works in the exhibition.
Language Text in English.
Subject Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 -- Exhibitions.
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 -- Archives -- Exhibitions.
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Documentary photography -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Black-and-white photography -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Photobooks.
Added Author Chéroux, Clément, 1970- author, editor.
Alpers, Svetlana, author.
Bertrand, Anne, 1966- author.
Campany, David, author.
Jones, Julie, 1983- author.
Ottinger, Didier, author.
Rosenheim, Jeff, author.
Thompson, Jerry L, author.
Grevet, Sharon, translator.
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975, Photographs. Selections, photographer.
Centre Georges Pompidou, host institution, issuing body.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, host institution.
ISBN 9783791357065 (hardback)
3791357069 (hardback)

 
    
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