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EVANS, Walker.

American Photographs.

With an Essay by Lincoln Kirstein.

Published: New York: The Museum of Modern Art, [1962]

Stock code: 77394

Price: £2,250

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Second edition. An important association copy bearing Evans’s signed presentation inscription to the photographer Arnold Crane and with the recipient’s ownership signature to the front pastedown. Crane was best known as a portrait photographer but his most important work was in the documentation of everyday life in America in the 1950s. In his later years he began the sizeable task of photographing his contemporary photographic colleagues including wonderful studies of Man Ray and Ansel Adams. One of the best assemblages of Evans’s work ever printed, based on the landmark exhibition of the photographer’s work held at MoMA in 1938.

Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. 87 monochrome plates. Spine bumped, white dust jacket age toned and rubbed to edges, corners lightly nicked.

Bibliography: First edition: Parr & Badger I, 114–5; Roth, p. 98.

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