"Walker Evans - Signs" by Andrei Codrescu

Walker Evans - Signs Andrei Codrescu

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
03 Sep 1998
ISBN:
9780892363766
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
96 pages: 235 x 198 x 13mm

"Walker Evans: Signs" traces one particular theme - signs of all kinds - through the long career of this master photographer. The book brings together images from the era and place most closely associated with Evans, namely, the rural South of the 1930s. But also included are photographs that will be less familiar to many of Evans' admirers, such as his images of New York City street scenes and advertising or the photographs he took in Chicago and Havana. Andrei Codrescu's essay brings a fresh perspective to this great photographer's passionate investigation of the signs he discovered in the urban North, the rural South, and beyond.

Andrei Codrescu is a poet, novelist, and filmmaker, whose commentaries are often heard on National Public Radio. His latest publication is Hail, Babylon: In Search of the American City at the End of the Millennium.