Walker Evans: Signs.
Photographs by Walker Evans. Text by Andrei Codrescu.
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1998. 96 pp., 50 duotone and 50 black-and-white illustrations, 7x8".
As the consummate Modernist photographer, all of Evans's photographs were signs meant to be read. There is, however, a poignancy in these images--literally of signs--that illuminates the photographer's vision. This gem-like monograph, exceptionally printed by the Stinehour Press, is a welcome addition to Evans scholarship.