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Evans, Walker 1903-1975

Works: 829 works in 2,022 publications in 5 languages and 48,745 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Biographies  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Fiction  Complaints (Poetry)  Blank verse 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Director, Contributor, Other, Artist, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Honoree, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: F326, 779.092
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Let us now praise famous men : three tenant families by James Agee( Book )

114 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs and thoughtful text, this volume looks at the Depression and some of the families it affected
Let us now praise famous men ; A death in the family ; Shorter fiction by James Agee( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three key works by the early twentieth-century author include the 'prophetic journalism' experiment of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Death in the Family, and the novella The Morning Watch
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee( Book )

74 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when, in 1941, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land and the rhythm of their lives, is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today--recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century--it stands as a poetic tract of its time
Cotton tenants : three families by James Agee( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time
Walker Evans : a biography by Belinda Rathbone( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first full biography of the enigmatic artist, a leading national authority on Evans brilliantly penetrates the calculated anonymity of his work to reveal the obsessions behind it. A man in love with Americana, Evans was a sensualist, a junk collector, a connoisseur, a wit, a perpetual weekend guest. Charismatic and seductive, he attracted many of the brightest talents of his day. He counted Hart Crane, James Agee, Lincoln Kirstein, Ben Shahn, and Berenice Abbott among his closest friends, and with them he reveled in the intellectual and sexual freedom that distinguished the New York art world during his lifetime. Evans loved nothing better than a good party, and he attended all the best ones in the half-century from the 1920s to the 1970s. A social chameleon, he was as much at ease in bohemian Greenwich Village as in the heady West Side circle that included Robert Penn Warren, Lionel Trilling, and Alfred Kazin. Belinda Rathbone interviewed more than a hundred friends and colleagues of Evans' as well as his two former wives, and combed archives and letters to illuminate his singular vision and the complex personality Evans so carefully withheld from his photographs. The result is a portrait not only of an artist who profoundly influenced the generation of photographers who followed him but also of the artistically fecund times that nurtured him
Many are called by Walker Evans( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1936 and 1941 Walker Evans and James Agee collaborated on one of the most provocative books in American literature, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). While at work on this book, the two also conceived another less well known but equally important publication entitled Many Are Called. This three-year photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera was first published in 1966, with an introduction written by Agee in 1940. Long out of print, Many Are Called is now reissued with a new foreword and afterword and with exquisitely reproduced images from digital scans made from the original 35mm negatives." "Many Are Called came to fruition at a slow pace. In early 1938, Walker Evans began surreptitiously photographing people on the New York City subway. With his camera hidden in his coat - the lens peeking through the opening between buttons - he captured the faces of riders hurtling through the dark tunnels, wrapped in their own private thoughts. By February 1941, Evans had made over six hundred photographs and had begun to edit the series. The book remained unpublished, however, until 1966 when The Museum of Modern Art mounted an exhibition of Evans's subway portraits."--Jacket
Something permanent by Walker Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Walker Evans tell stories of ordinary people living in America in the extraordinary time of the Great Depression. Cynthia Rylant's poetry about the photographs offers a new voice in the telling, celebrating the beauty of life lived in extreme circumstances
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : photographing America 1929-1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts the images captured by Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson between 1929 and 1947, exploring how the photographers influenced one another and the advancement of photography
Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American photographs by Walker Evans( Book )

19 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collection by Judith Keller( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans is widely recognized as one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum owns one of the most comprehensive collections of his work, including more of his vintage prints than any other museum in the world. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together for the first time all of the Museum's Walker Evans holdings. Also included is the most comprehensive bibliography on Walker Evans published to date
Of time & place : Walker Evans and William Christenberry by Thomas W Southall( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Evans and Christenberry share many of the same subjects and concerns, there is a dramatic difference to the meaning of their work. Evans photographed a culture in a state of economic and spiritual crisis, while Christenberry's photographs are more like traces of timeless, mysterious forces
Perfect documents : Walker Evans and African art, 1935 by Virginia-Lee Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : Havana 1933 by Walker Evans( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together for the first time over 80 stunning images of pre-revolutionary Cuba, the core of the Walker Evans' first great body of work. Perhaps the most important of all American photographers, he is best known for his pictures for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and for the Farm Security Administration, which convey an almost miraculous sense of time and place and social climate. His photographs of Havana, taken just a few years earlier, brilliantly accomplish the same thing in a very different context. These pages present us with powerful images of the full range of life in a vibrant, politically turbulent tropical city. They introduce us to prostitutes, laborers, and policemen, to lively street corners, magnificent public buildings, and de-solute slums. All the hallmarks of Evans' mature style, its gritty directness, immediacy, and feeling for the "common man," are strikingly in evidence here. Gilles Mora and Evans' executor John T. Hill selected the pictures from over 400 Evans took in Havana. Mora's perceptive text shed light on their character and importance as well as on the circumstances of their creation--jacket flap
The last years of Walker Evans : a first-hand account by Jerry L Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, when the author enrolled in the Yale School of Art as an aspiring photographer, his principal aim was to learn all he could from one of the leading and most admired American photographers of this century, Walker Evans. Once Evans accepted Jerry Thompson as a student, they developed an extremely close working relationship as well as a personal friendship. At Yale, at Evans's Connecticut home in Old Lyme, and during a number of field trips to other parts of the country, Thompson was always close at hand, helping in the darkroom, fetching and carrying, mounting prints for exhibitions, driving, dealing with the archives that were the accumulation of almost forty years of work, and absorbing all the time what Evans, always articulate, had to say about his interests, his intellectual curiosity, and the basis of his approach to the art of photography. By the time Evans's health deteriorated and he died in 1975, Thompson had become deeply involved with his idol, learning as much about Evans's foibles and eccentricities as he did about the man's genius. As a result, Thompson's account of those last four years gives us a precious insight into the mind and sensibilities of a great man. To remind the reader of some of Evans's most famous photographs, a number of them are reproduced here, along with informal photographs of him at home, and a sampling of his late interest in color Polaroid photography, published for the first time. In combination with an unusually sensitive text, this is a book of great interest not only to photographers and those interested in photography, but to all who respond to biography and the analysis of character
American photographs by Walker Evans( Book )

16 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : Florida by Walker Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commissioned in 1941 by writer Karl Bickel, Walker Evans traveled to Florida to take the photographs that were published a year later in Bickel's The Mangrove Coast. These photographs constitute a little-known chapter in Evans's long career. Pelicans, trailer homes, dancing circus elephants from the Ringling Bros. winter quarters in Sarasota - the imagery Evans found in Florida was far removed from the Depression-era America with which this master photographer is so often associated." "Walker Evans: Florida brings together fifty-four of Evans's photographs of Florida, accompanied by an essay by novelist Robert Plunket, who lives in Sarasota. Plunket's wry account of the human and geographic landscape of Florida provides a superb counterpoint to Evans's photographs, revealing a side of Evans's career that may come as something of a surprise to many of his admirers."--Jacket
The crime of Cuba by Carleton Beals( Book )

5 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Draws on the account of World War II French political novelist and court interpreter Louis Guilloux, who witnessed general Patton's example-setting executions of seventy American troops, many of whom the interpreter believed were condemned because of their race. No story of World War II is more triumphant than the liberation of France, made famous in countless photos of Parisians waving American flags and kissing GIs, as columns of troops paraded down the Champs Elysees. Yet liberation is a messy, complex affair, in which cultural understanding can be as elusive as the search for justice by both the liberators and the liberated. Occupying powers import their own injustices, and often even magnify them, away from the prying eyes of home. One of the least-known stories of the American liberation of France, from 1944 to 1946, is also one of the ugliest and least understood chapters in the history of Jim Crow. The first man to grapple with this failure of justice was an eyewitness: the interpreter Louis Guilloux. Now, in The Interpreter, prize-winning author Alice Kaplan combines extraordinary research and brilliant writing to recover the story both as Guilloux first saw it, and as it still haunts us today. When the Americans helped to free Brittany in the summer of 1944, they were determined to treat the French differently than had the Nazi occupiers of the previous four years. Crimes committed against the locals were not to be tolerated. General Patton issued an order that any accused criminals would be tried by court-martial and that severe sentences, including the death penalty, would be imposed for the crime of rape. Mostly represented among service troops, African Americans made up a small fraction of the Army. Yet they were tried for the majority of capital cases, and they were found guilty with devastating frequency: 55 of 70 men executed by the Army in Europe were African American -- or 79 percent, in an Army that was only 8.5 percent black. Alice Kaplan's towering achievement in The Interpreter is to recall this outrage through a single, very human story. Louis Guilloux was one of France's most prominent novelists even before he was asked to act as an interpreter at a few courts-martial. Through his eyes, Kaplan narrates two mirror-image trials and introduces us to the men and women in the courtrooms. James Hendricks fired a shot through a door, after many drinks, and killed a man. George Whittington shot and killed a man in an open courtyard, after an argument and many drinks. Hendricks was black. Whittington was white. Both were court-martialed by the Army VIII Corps and tried in the same room, with some of the same officers participating. Yet the outcomes could not have been more different. Guilloux instinctively liked the Americans with whom he worked, but he could not get over seeing African Americans condemned to hang, Hendricks among them, while whites went free. He wrote about what he had observed in his diary, and years later in a novel. Other witnesses have survived to talk to Kaplan in person. In Kaplan's hands, the two crimes and trials are searing events. The lawyers, judges, and accused are all sympathetic, their actions understandable. Yet despite their best intentions, heartbreak and injustice result. In an epilogue, Kaplan introduces us to the family of James Hendricks, who were never informed of his fate, and who still hope that his remains will be transferred back home. James Hendricks rests, with 95 other men, in a U.S. military cemetery in France, filled with anonymous graves
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a hillbilly's view of the South. It undertakes to present a picture of certain phases of Southern civilization and to suggest a few points for a program of reconstruction"--P. 3
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Let us now praise famous men ; A death in the family ; Shorter fictionLet Us Now Praise Famous MenWalker Evans : a biographyMany are calledSomething permanentHenri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : photographing America 1929-1947Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of CongressWalker Evans : the Getty Museum collection
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Γουόκερ Έβανς

Эванс, Уолкер

Эванс, Уолкер американский фотограф

Ուոլքեր Էվանս ամերիկացի լուսանկարիչ, վավերագրական լուսանկարչության կարևորագույն ներկայացուցիչներից մեկը (1903-1975)

אוונס, ווקר

ווקר אוונס

ווקר אוונס צלם אמריקאי

والكر إيفانز مصور أمريكي

واکر ایوانز عکاس آمریکایی

에번스, 워커 1903-1975

워커 에번스 미국의 사진가 겸 포토저널리스트


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