Walker Evans: American Photographs. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1938. 198 pp. First edition. Small quarto. Clothbound with original cream paper spine label. Original printed dust jacket. 87 black-and-white reproductions.
"Throughout Evans' long career...commentators often remarked on the transparency of his pictures. They were thought to represent the thing itself, seemingly without intervention. Thought of as pure documents, their transformative power was downplayed. But Evans' photographs are in fact highly mediated representations, actively making a world even as they record it. They are documentary interventions of the highest order"--David Levi-Strauss in Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books
Fine+ in Fine- jacket; A great example of the fragile dust jacket; just a trace of wear at tips; trace of wear to edges; tiny chip at one corner; crisp clean boards; previous owner's name on front free-endpaper written in neat hand and dated 1940.
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