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In 1933, Walker Evans traveled to Cuba to take photographs for The Crime of Cuba, a book by American journalist Carleton Beals. Beals’s explicit goal was to expose the corruption of dictator Gerardo Machado and the torturous relationship between the United States and its island neighbor. Evans’s photographs are fascinating both for their subject matter and the evidence they provide of his artistic development. This volume brings together more than sixty of these images—all from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive holdings of the photographer’s work.

 

Codrescu’s spirited text helps to provide a sense of the aesthetic and political forces that were shaping Evans’s art in the early 1930s. He argues that the photographs are the work of a young artist whose temperament was distinctly at odds with Beals’s impassioned rhetoric and shows that Evans was just beginning to combine his early, formalist aesthetic with the social concerns that would figure so prominently in his later work. Together, the images and the insightful essay provide a compelling study of a major artist at an important juncture in his career.

 

About the Author

Andrei Codrescu is a poet, novelist, essayist, and professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Ay, Cuba! and the editor of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life. Judith Keller is associate curator of photographs at the Getty Museum and the author of Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892366170
Subtitle:
Cuba
Essay:
Codrescu, Andrei
With:
Codrescu, Andrei
Essay by:
Codrescu, Andrei
Essay:
Codrescu, Andrei
Author:
null, Andrei
Author:
Evans, Walker
Author:
Codrescu, Andrei
Author:
null, Walker
Author:
null, Judith
Introduction:
Keller, Judith
Author:
Keller, Judith
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Location:
Los Angeles
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photograph collections
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/South America
Subject:
architecture; photography
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Photography
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Cuba History 1909-1933.
Subject:
Art, Architecture & Photography
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
General Photography
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
20010927
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
73
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 11.5 x 0.4 in

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