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Description - Walker Evans by James R. Mellow

A landmark biography of the great American photographer Walker Evans, written by one of America's most esteemed biographers. The Depression Era photographs of Walker Evans (1903-1975) remain some of the most indelible and iconic images in the American consciousness. James R. Mellow's landmark biography of Evans-the first to make use of all his diaries, letters, work logs, and contact sheets-shows that Evans was not the social propagandist that many presume, but rather a fastidious observer, recording, simply, the way things were. Walker Evans is not only one of the most finely wrought portraits of a major American artist ever, it is also a fascinating cultural history of America in the 1930s and '40s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465090785
ISBN-10: 0465090788
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James R. Mellow

James R. Mellow (1926-1997) won the National Book Award in 1983 for his biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was the author of a trilogy of biographies on writers of the Lost Generation, including Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences. In his forty-year career as a writer, art critic, and biographer, Mellow wrote for the New York Times, Architectural Digest, the Washington Post, Gourmet, and Arts magazine.

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