Walker Evans: Depth of Field
'the most comprehensive book-length look yet at the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century' - Slate.com
This handsome companion book to an exhibition at the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat in Germany, High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Vancouver Art Gallery is the most comprehensive study of Walker Evans's work ever published.
This comprehensive book traces the entire arc of Evans's remarkable career, from the 1930s to the 1970s. 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 had become 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.
- Author: John T. Hill, Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at Yale University
- Hardcover: 408 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791382234
- Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 26.7 x 3.3 cm
Walker Evans is one of the towering figures in the history of photography. This massive book, which traces his career from his earliest photographic experiments to his most well-known works, is an essential volume for any photography library.' - Slate.com
'Experts may differ as to the greatest 20th century American photographer: Edward Weston? Diane Arbus? Robert Frank? This book makes an exhaustive and convincing case for Walker Evans, who brought the irresistible force of his intelligent eye to bear on the immovable facts of the world. The best of his pictures still smoulder with the heat of that fusion' - San Francisco Chronicle
'Evans’s simple, forthright approach, his clean compositional geometry, and the optical clarity of his pictures underscore the camera’s potential to record and describe the world with a starkness that is, at times, astonishing' - New York Times