LINCOLN KIRSTEIN WALKER EVANS ESSAY

See all customer images. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. An admired book of photographs by Walker Evans, one of America’s most admired photographers, received its fourth edition recently in conjunction with an Evans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The facts pile up with the prints. Lincoln Kirstein characterized Evans’ art as follows: Here are the pictures.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The book is beautifully printed and presented as you’d expect from MoM but the photographs in it are not Walker Evans best. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Every object is regarded head-on see above and Page 1 with the unsparing frankness of a Russian icon or a Flemish portrait. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

If you like these sorts of books this is one you need to have in your bookcase. It is worth noting that MOMA made every effort to secure original negatives for its anniversary edition and that the negative for the photograph reproduced on Page 1 of Book Review comes from the photography collection of the J.

The last thirty-eight pages were mainly of buildings some of which I liked where they were broader views but rather to many close ups of houses.

Get to Know Us. Lincoln Kirstein characterized Evans’ art as follows: Every object is regarded head-on see above and Page 1 with the unsparing frankness of a Russian icon or a Flemish portrait.

Some classic images but plenty that just don’t live up to the hype.

lincoln kirstein walker evans essay

Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. A classic book delivered quickly and licnoln a good price. The pictures of men and portraits of houses have only that ‘expression’ which the experience of their society and times has imposed on them. Evans is a visual doctor, diagnostician rather than specialist. Would you like to tell us evasn a lower price? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

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The facts pile up with the prints. The power of Evans’ work lies in the fact that he so details the wzlker of circumstances on familiar specimens that the single face, the single house, the single street, strikes with the strength of overwhelming numbers, the terrible cumulative force of thousands of faces, houses and streets.

lincoln kirstein walker evans essay

Kkrstein was a stark, deeply moving but utterly unsentimental presentation of rural poverty during the Great Depression. The pictures of men and portraits of houses have only that ‘expression’ which the experience of their society and times has imposed on them.

But he is also the family physician, quiet and dispassionate, before whom even very old or very sick people are no longer ashamed to reveal themselves. Write a customer review.

The power of Evans’ work lies in the fact that he so details the effect of circumstances on familiar specimens that the single face, the single house, the single street, strikes with the strength of overwhelming numbers, the terrible cumulative force of thousands of faces, houses and streets.

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It is also the naked, difficult, solitary attitude of a member revolting from his own class, who knows best what in it must be uncovered, cauterized and why. It is ‘straight’ photography not only in technique but in the rigorous directness of its way of looking.

American photographs / Walker Evans ; with an essay by Lincoln Kirstein – Details – Trove

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The power of Evans’ work lies in the fact that he so details the effect of circumstances on familiar specimens that the single face, the single house, the single street, strikes with the strength of overwhelming numbers, the terrible cumulative force of thousands of faces, houses and streets.

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lincoln kirstein walker evans essay

My recollection of leafing through an original copy I did not own it was that the plates were lush but definition was limited by the economics of the print process.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. It is also the naked, difficult, solitary attitude of a member revolting from kirsteein own class, who knows best what in it must be uncovered, cauterized and why. The pictures of men and portraits of houses kirstwin only that ‘expression’ which the experience of their society and times has imposed on them.

Even the inanimate things, bureau drawers, pots, tires, bricks, signs, seem waiting in their own patient dignity, posing for their picture.