WALKER EVANS – SIGNS
Publisher : J. Paul Getty Museum, 1998
Cover : hardcover, with dust jacket
Dimentions : 23.7 x 20 cm
Walker Evans photographed signs throughout every phase of his career. From the 1920s to the time of his death in 1975, Evans was obsessed with the signage he found in modern America–from billboards to gas station pumps to street graffiti to handmade announcements of a Saturday-night dance. This book features fifth photographs of signs from the Getty Museum’s collection, presented with a lively, provocative essay by Andrei Codrescu. Codrescu trains a perceptive eye on the artistic and social climate in Evans’s America and reflects on the photographer’s images as documents and commentary. Some of the images included come from the place and era most closely associated with Evans–the rural South of the 1930s. But also included are photographs that will be less familiar to many of his admirers, such as his images of New York City street scenes and advertising signs, or pictures he took in Havana and in Sarasota, Florida.
|Dimensions||23.7 × 20 × 1.3 cm|