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Author: Walker Evans; Lincoln Kirstein
Publisher: London Tate Publishing ; New York : Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventy-fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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HISTORY OF ART & DESIGN STYLES: FROM C 1900 -. The progenitor of the documentary tradition in American photography, his principal subject was the vernacular - the indigenous expressions of a people found in roadside stands, cheap cafes, advertisements and small-town main streets. For fifty years, from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, Evans recorded the American scene with the nuance of a poet and the precision  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Walker Evans; Walker Evans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walker Evans; Lincoln Kirstein
ISBN: 9781849761284 1849761280
OCLC Number: 857657840
Description: 206 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: License photo studio, New York, 1934 ; Penny picture display, Savannah, 1936 ; Faces, Pennsylvania Town, 1936 ; Political poster, Massachusetts Village, 1929 ; Sidewalk and shopfront, New Orleans, 1935 ; Negro barber shop interior, Atlanta, 1936 ; Joe's auto graveyard, Pennsylvania, 1936 ; Roadside gas sign, 1929 ; Lunch wagon detail, New York, 1931 ; Parked car, small town main street, 1932 ; Coney Island Boardwalk, 1929 ; A bench in the Bronx on Sunday, 1933 ; Torn movie poster, 1930 ; Alabama cotton tenant farmer wife, 1936 ; New York state farm interior, 1931 ; Child in back yard, 1932 ; Girl in Fulton Street, New York, 1929 ; Interior of negro preacher's house, Florida, 1933 ; 42nd St., 1929 ; Citizen in downtown Havana, 1932 ; Houses in negro quarter of Tupelo, Mississippi, 1936 ; Alabama tenant farmer family singing hymns, 1936 ; Interior detail, West Virginia coal miner's house, 1935 ; Sidewalk in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936 ; Garage in southern city outskirts, 1936 ; Main Street of county seat, Alabama, 1936 ; Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1931 ; Main Street of Pennsylvania Town, 1935 ; Battlefield monument, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936 ; Havana policeman, 1932 ; Sons of the American Legion, 1936 ; American Legionnaire, 1936 ; Coal dock worker, 1932 ; Minstrel showbill, 1936 ; Roadside stand near Birmingham, 1936 ; Savannah negro quarter, 1935 ; New Orleans boarding house, 1935 ; Interior detail of Portuguese house, 1930 ; Main street faces, 1935 ; Posed portraits, New York, 1931 ; Couple at Coney Island, New York, 1928 ; Minstrel showbill detail, 1936 ; Hudson Street boarding house detail, New York, 1931 ; Arkansas flood refugee, 1937 ; People in summer, New York state town, 1930 ; Birmingham boarding house, 1936 ; Houses and billboards in Atlanta, 1936 ; South Street, New York, 1932 ; South Street, New York, 1932 ; Louisiana Plantation house, 1935. --
Part 2: Stamped tin relic, 1929 ; View of Easton, Pennsylvania, 1936 ; Part of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 1936 ; Street and graveyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1936 ; Two-family houses in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1936 ; Roadside view, Alabama coal area company town, 1936 ; Westchester, New York, Farmhouse, 1931 ; Mississippi land, 1936 ; Louisiana factory and houses, 1935 ; Birmingham Steel mill and workers' houses, 1936 ; Factory Street in Amsterdam, New York, 1930 ; Company houses, Scott's Run, West Virginia, 1935 ; Country store and gas station, Alabama, 1936 ; Mississippi sternwheller at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936 ; Church of the Nazarene, Tennessee, 1936 ; Wooden church, South Carolina, 1936 ; Greek temple building, Natchez, Mississippi, 1936 ; Negro church, South Carolina, 1936 ; Connecticut frame house, 1933 ; Millworkers' houses in Willimantic, Connecticut, 1931 ; Frame houses in Virginia, 1936 ; Frame houses in Virginia, 1936 ; New Orleans houses, 1935 ; Greek revival doorway, New York City, 1934 ; Wooden gothic house, Massachusetts, 1930 ; Wooden houses, Boston, 1930 ; Gothic gate cottage near Poughkeepsie, New York, 1931 ; Detail of a frame house in Ossining, New York, 1931 ; Main Street block, Sema, Alabama, 1936 ; Butcher sign, Mississippi, 1936 ; Maine pump, 1933 ; Jigsaw house at Ocean City, New Jersey, 1931 ; Hotel porch, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1930 ; Wooden gothic house new Nyack, New York, 1931 ; French quarter house in New Orleans, 1935 ; Tin relic, 1930.
Responsibility: Walker Evans ; with an essay by Lincoln Kirstein.

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Walker Evans is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. *This is the 75th Anniversary Edition reissue of the seminal photography book produced to be aesthetically accurate to  Read more...

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