Books on Books #2
Walker Evans: American Photographs
Essays by Lincoln Kirstein, John T. Hill, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
152 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
115 Duotone and 4-color illustrations
Release date: February 2011
Limited Edition Set also available
Walker Evans' American Photographs is arguably the most important photobook ever published. Originally conceived to be a "catalog" to accompany his one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1938, it continues to go out-of-print for long stretches of time. Books on Books 2 presents the original 1938 edition with its 87 legendary black and white photographs that defined the documentary aesthetic. This volume also reproduces the great Lincoln Kirstein essay and a contemporary piece written by John T. Hill, the author of many books on Evans including Lyric Documentary (Steidl 2006).