Books on Books Vol.2 American Photographs
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).