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Walker Evans: Depth Of Field

Hill, John T.; Liesbrock, Heinz

Editore: Prestel
ISBN 10: 3791382233 / ISBN 13: 9783791382234
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Titolo: Walker Evans: Depth Of Field

Casa editrice: Prestel

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Good


3791382233 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD. Codice inventario libreria Z3791382233Z3

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Riassunto: The name Walker Evans conjures images of the American everyman.

Whether it's his iconic contributions to James Agee's depressionera

classic book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his architectural

explorations of antebellum plantations, or his subway series, taken

with a camera hidden in his coat, Evans's accessible and eloquent

photographs speak to us all. This comprehensive book traces the

entire arc of Evans's remarkable career, from the 1930's to the

1970's. The illustrations in the book range from his earliest images

taken with a vest pocket camera, to his final photos using the then

new SX-70 because his regular equipment became too heavy to

carry around. The book includes commentary from three of Evans's

longtime friends, photographers John T. Hill and Jerry Thompson

and professor emeritus (Yale University) Alan Trachtenberg. Their

insight and first-hand experience give depth to their critical writings

on Evans's work. In addition to offering a broad perspective on

Evans' work, the book also clarifies the photographer's "anti-art"

philosophy. Eschewing aesthetic hyperbole, Evans wanted his

pictures to resonate with a wide audience. At the same time, his

natural curiosity made him one of the most inventive photographers

of all time. What these photographs and writings attest to is a

huge and timeless talent, which came not from a camera, but from

Evans's uniquely hungry eye.

L'autore: John T. Hill was Yale University's first Director of Graduate Studies in Photography. In 1975, on the death of his friend, Walker Evans, he became executor of that estate. He is the author of several books. Heinz Liesbrock is the director of the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany. His exhibitions and writings primarily deal with aspects of American art and literature, from Edward Hopper, Josef Albers, and Ad Reinhardt to Raymond Chandler.

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