Reading American Photographs

Considers five documentary sequences or narratives: the antebellum portraits of Mathew Brady and others; the Civil War albums of Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and A.J. Russell; the Western survey and landscape photographs of Timothy O ...

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American Photographs
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein
Categories: Documentary photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

The use of the visual arts to show us our own moral and economic situation has today fallen almost completely into the hands of the photographer. It is for him to fix and to reveal the whole aspect of our society: to record for use in the future our disasters
American Photographs
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein, John T. Hill, Jeffrey Ladd
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01 - Publisher:

Walker Evans' American Photographsis widely deemed the most important photobook ever published. Originally conceived to be a catalogue to accompany his one-man show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1938 (the first solo show MoMA had given to a photographer), it quickly became a document so definitive of its
Walker Evans
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Lincoln Kirstein, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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Reading American Photographs
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Alan Trachtenberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-11 - Publisher: Macmillan

Considers five documentary sequences or narratives: the antebellum portraits of Mathew Brady and others; the Civil War albums of Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and A.J. Russell; the Western survey and landscape photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, A.J. Russell, and Carleton Watkins; and social photographs and texts by Alfred Stieglitz and Lewis
Walker Evans: American Photographs
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Alan Trachtenberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher:

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