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Evans, Walker 1903-1975

Works: 643 works in 1,351 publications in 5 languages and 44,340 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Lyric poetry 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Contributor, Artist, Creator, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: TR140.E92, 770.92
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Let us now praise famous men; three tenant families by James Agee( Book )
121 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,718 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 Undetermined and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Walker Evans : a biography by Belinda Rathbone( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,014 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 )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 973 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 921 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 898 libraries worldwide
On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : photographing America 1929-1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 827 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 690 libraries worldwide
Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collection by Judith Keller( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 593 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 )
14 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Walker Evans : Havana 1933 by Walker Evans( Book )
11 editions published in 1989 in 4 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
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 465 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
Of time & place : Walker Evans and William Christenberry by Thomas W Southall( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Perfect documents : Walker Evans and African art, 1935 by Virginia-Lee Webb( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The crime of Cuba by Carleton Beals( Book )
4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )
2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Walker Evans : Florida by Walker Evans( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 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 )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The bridge; a poem by Hart Crane( Book )
2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Begun in 1923 and published 1930, The Bridge is Crane's major work. "Very roughly," he wrote a friend, "it concerns a mystical synthesis of 'America' ... The initial impulses of 'our people' will have to be gathered up toward the climax of the bridge, symbol of our constructive future, our unique identity."
The Years of bitterness and pride : Farm Security Administration, FSA photographs, 1935-1943 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Evans, Walker
Walker Evans
Walker Evans Amerikaans fotograaf (1903-1975)
Walker Evans amerikansk fotograf
Walker Evans fotografo statunitense
Walker Evans US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfotograf
Γουόκερ Έβανς
Эванс, Уолкер
ווקר אוונס
واکر ایوانز عکاس آمریکایی
エヴァンズ, ウォーカー
English (408)
German (7)
French (5)
Spanish (2)
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