Message From the Interior. Walker Evans. With an Afterword by John Szarkowski. The Eakins Press, New York, 1966. Square folio. Stiff black wrappers with printed white label. Original tissue guards. Sheet-fed gravure by the Photogravure and Color Company. Letterpress by Stinehour Press.
"What began as the personal vision of Walker Evans has impressed itself upon our consciousness and become part of the symbolism of our recent past.....In spite of the formal strength, and sometimes the lyric beauty, of the individual prints, the largest meaning of Evans' work is cumulative. By modification, by contrast, by addition, these pictures comment on one another. In intention and in effect, they are part of a single, coherent, continuing statement...
"Evans' style seems as inevitable and as anonymous as that of the early daguerreotypists, yet the character of his imagery--frontal, conscisely plain, remotely passionate--is unchallengeably is own This poised containment of form matches the content of the work, for these are pictures impelled by a concern too serious,and a love too intense, to permit the overt intrusion of sentiment."--John Szarkawski, in his Afterword
Exquisitely sheet-fed gravure reproductions from photographs were taken between 1931 and 1962, from Maine to Alabama.
All tissue guards present and in Fine condition; Fine-; lightly rubbed; trace of edge wear.