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Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye 
 
  
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Hardcover 
Harry N. Abrams 
Published 1993 
  
From Publishers Weekly 
  
Evans (1903-1973), an immortal of the art-photography establishment he eschewed, had a distinct antipathy toward certain eminent colleagues--Stieglitz, Steichen, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams--in whose work he found undesirable dramatization. His own materials were everyday life and vernacular art and architecture in which he discerned aesthetic possibilities "when intelligent observation backed up by a culture was applied to them," notes French art historian Mora. A fine line positions Evans's fame, for, as seen in this retrospective volume, his "hungry eye" and visual judgment, combined with an aversion to artistic grandiosity, produced images that were innovative and arresting in the 1930s but might seem undistinguished today to the untutored eye. Included among the 300 photographs reproduced here are the 100-picture 1938 exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, "American Photographs," and selections from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men , a book collaboration by Evans and James Agee. Design on these pages , however, frequently overshadows art, with white space overwhelming the illustrations. A literal reproduction of the MOMA exhibition's original geometry and picture sequence so reduces many of the scenes that the reader can barely view them.  
  
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
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Evans (1903-75) began photographing in 1927, joined Time in 1945, later became editor at Fortune , and ended his career as a professor of graphic design at Yale. The body of work he produced in half a century distinguishes him as one of the most important and influential 20th-century American photographers. This is not the first book to present Evans's work retrospectively, but this is certainly the most comprehensive. Mora ( Walker Evans: Havana 1933 , Pantheon, 1989) and Hill (Evans's friend... read more
 
  
 
  

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans. Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs: A Reconstruction of the 1935 Exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer); Walker Evans (Photographer); Daniel Giradin (Essay); & Ian Jeffrey (Essay)
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Many Are Called 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer)
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Walker Evans: Signs 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); Andrei Codrescu; & J. Paul Getty Museum
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Walker Evans: Cuba 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); Andrei Codrescu; & Judith Keller (Introduction)
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Incognito: Limited Edition 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); & Leslie Katz (Compiler)
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Walker Evans: Photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938: A Catalog of Photographic Prints Available from the Farm Security Admini 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); & Library of Congress
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Walker Evans: Florida 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); & Robert Plunket
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Walker Evans: The Lost Work 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); Belinda Rathbone; & Clark Worswick
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Walker Evans: Polaroids 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer); & Jeff L. Rosenheim
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Documenting America, 1935-1943 (Approaches to American Culture, No 2) 
  
Carl Fleischhauer (Editor); Beverly W. Brannan (Editor); & Lawrence W. Levine (Editor)
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Walker Evans Simple Secrets: Photographs from the Collection of Marian and Benjamin A. Hill 
  
Ellen Fleurov; Marian Hill; & High Museum Of Art
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Walker Evans (Masters of Photography Series) 
  
Lloyd Fonvielle; Aperture; & Walker Evans
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Walker Evans & Company 
  
Peter Galassi; & Glenn D. Lowry
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American Photographers of the Depression: Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers (Photofile) 
  
Charles Hagen
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Walker Evans: American Photographs 
  
Lincoln Kirstein; & Walker Evans (Photographer)
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Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935 
  
Virginia Lee-Webb; & Virginia-Lee Webb
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Walker Evans 
  
James R. Mellow
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Walker Evans (Photofile) 
  
Gilles Mora (Introduction); & Walker Evans (Photographer)
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Walker Evans 
  
Christian A. Peterson
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Walker Evans: A Biography 
  
Belinda Rathbone
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Walker Evans: A Biography 
  
Belinda Rathbone; & Walker Evans
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Walker Evans 
  
Jeff L. Rosenheim; Maria Morris Hambourg; & Douglas Eklund
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Unclassified - A Walker Evans Anthology 
  
Jeff L. Rosenheim (Editor); Douglas Eklund; Alexis Schwarzenbach; & Walker Evans (Photographer)
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Walker Evans (Phaidon 55 S.) 
  
Luc Sante; & Walker Evans
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Walker’s Way: My Years with Walker Evans 
  
Isabelle Storey (Author)
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The Last Years of Walker Evans: A First-Hand Account 
  
Jerry L. Thompson; & Walker Evans
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Reading American Photographs: Images As History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans 
  
Alan Trachtenberg
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