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Evans, Walker 1903-1975

Overview
Works: 628 works in 1,397 publications in 4 languages and 43,140 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Dedicatee, Editor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: TR653, 779.092
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Most widely held works about Walker Evans
 
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Let us now praise famous men; three tenant families by James Agee( Book )

132 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs and thoughtful text, this volume looks at the Depression and some of the families it affected
Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : a biography by Belinda Rathbone( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first full biography of the enigmatic artist, a leading national authority on Evans brilliantly penetrates the calculated anonymity of his work to reveal the obsessions behind it. A man in love with Americana, Evans was a sensualist, a junk collector, a connoisseur, a wit, a perpetual weekend guest. Charismatic and seductive, he attracted many of the brightest talents of his day. He counted Hart Crane, James Agee, Lincoln Kirstein, Ben Shahn, and Berenice Abbott among his closest friends, and with them he reveled in the intellectual and sexual freedom that distinguished the New York art world during his lifetime. Evans loved nothing better than a good party, and he attended all the best ones in the half-century from the 1920s to the 1970s. A social chameleon, he was as much at ease in bohemian Greenwich Village as in the heady West Side circle that included Robert Penn Warren, Lionel Trilling, and Alfred Kazin. Belinda Rathbone interviewed more than a hundred friends and colleagues of Evans' as well as his two former wives, and combed archives and letters to illuminate his singular vision and the complex personality Evans so carefully withheld from his photographs. The result is a portrait not only of an artist who profoundly influenced the generation of photographers who followed him but also of the artistically fecund times that nurtured him
Many are called by Walker Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1936 and 1941 Walker Evans and James Agee collaborated on one of the most provocative books in American literature, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). While at work on this book, the two also conceived another less well known but equally important publication entitled Many Are Called. This three-year photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera was first published in 1966, with an introduction written by Agee in 1940. Long out of print, Many Are Called is now reissued with a new foreword and afterword and with exquisitely reproduced images from digital scans made from the original 35mm negatives." "Many Are Called came to fruition at a slow pace. In early 1938, Walker Evans began surreptitiously photographing people on the New York City subway. With his camera hidden in his coat - the lens peeking through the opening between buttons - he captured the faces of riders hurtling through the dark tunnels, wrapped in their own private thoughts. By February 1941, Evans had made over six hundred photographs and had begun to edit the series. The book remained unpublished, however, until 1966 when The Museum of Modern Art mounted an exhibition of Evans's subway portraits."--Jacket
Something permanent by Walker Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Walker Evans tell stories of ordinary people living in America in the extraordinary time of the Great Depression. Cynthia Rylant's poetry about the photographs offers a new voice in the telling, celebrating the beauty of life lived in extreme circumstances
Cotton tenants : three families by James Agee( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans provide an unsparing record of three families surviving under the harsh conditions of Depression-era poverty in 1936 rural Alabama
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : photographing America 1929-1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts the images captured by Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson between 1929 and 1947, exploring how the photographers influenced one another and the advancement of photography
American photographs by Walker Evans( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collection by Judith Keller( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans is widely recognized as one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum owns one of the most comprehensive collections of his work, including more of his vintage prints than any other museum in the world. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together for the first time all of the Museum's Walker Evans holdings. Also included is the most comprehensive bibliography on Walker Evans published to date
American photographs by Walker Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-seven photographs by Evans presenting his view of life in America during the depression of the thirties
The last years of Walker Evans : a first-hand account by Jerry L Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, when the author enrolled in the Yale School of Art as an aspiring photographer, his principal aim was to learn all he could from one of the leading and most admired American photographers of this century, Walker Evans. Once Evans accepted Jerry Thompson as a student, they developed an extremely close working relationship as well as a personal friendship. At Yale, at Evans's Connecticut home in Old Lyme, and during a number of field trips to other parts of the country, Thompson was always close at hand, helping in the darkroom, fetching and carrying, mounting prints for exhibitions, driving, dealing with the archives that were the accumulation of almost forty years of work, and absorbing all the time what Evans, always articulate, had to say about his interests, his intellectual curiosity, and the basis of his approach to the art of photography. By the time Evans's health deteriorated and he died in 1975, Thompson had become deeply involved with his idol, learning as much about Evans's foibles and eccentricities as he did about the man's genius. As a result, Thompson's account of those last four years gives us a precious insight into the mind and sensibilities of a great man. To remind the reader of some of Evans's most famous photographs, a number of them are reproduced here, along with informal photographs of him at home, and a sampling of his late interest in color Polaroid photography, published for the first time. In combination with an unusually sensitive text, this is a book of great interest not only to photographers and those interested in photography, but to all who respond to biography and the analysis of character
Walker Evans : Havana 1933 by Walker Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect documents : Walker Evans and African art, 1935 by Virginia-Lee Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of time & place : Walker Evans and William Christenberry by Thomas W Southall( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime of Cuba by Carleton Beals( Book )

4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : Florida by Walker Evans( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commissioned in 1941 by writer Karl Bickel, Walker Evans traveled to Florida to take the photographs that were published a year later in Bickel's The Mangrove Coast. These photographs constitute a little-known chapter in Evans's long career. Pelicans, trailer homes, dancing circus elephants from the Ringling Bros. winter quarters in Sarasota - the imagery Evans found in Florida was far removed from the Depression-era America with which this master photographer is so often associated." "Walker Evans: Florida brings together fifty-four of Evans's photographs of Florida, accompanied by an essay by novelist Robert Plunket, who lives in Sarasota. Plunket's wry account of the human and geographic landscape of Florida provides a superb counterpoint to Evans's photographs, revealing a side of Evans's career that may come as something of a surprise to many of his admirers."--BOOK JACKET
Walker Evans at Fortune, 1945-1965, Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 16 November, 1977-23 January, 1978 by Lesley K Baier( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Years of bitterness and pride : Farm Security Administration, FSA photographs, 1935-1943( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bridge; a poem by Hart Crane( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the South : visits with Eudora Welty and Walker Evans by Center for Southern Folklore( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Evans, Walker

Walker Evans

Walker Evans amerikansk fotograf

Walker Evans fotografo statunitense

Walker Evans US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfotograf

Γουόκερ Έβανς

Эванс, Уолкер

ווקר אוונס

واکر ایوانز عکاس آمریکایی

ウォーカー・エバンス

エヴァンズ, ウォーカー

Languages
English (463)

French (7)

German (5)

Italian (1)

Covers
Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of CongressWalker Evans : a biographyMany are calledSomething permanentHenri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : photographing America 1929-1947Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collectionAmerican photographsThe last years of Walker Evans : a first-hand accountWalker Evans : Florida