THE REPRODUCTIONS PRESENTED IN THIS BOOK ARE INTENDED TO BE LOOKED AT IN THEIR GIVEN SEQUENCE
That might seem like unnecessary advice these days. But when [American Photographs] was published in 1938 to accompany Mr. Evans’s groundbreaking solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, it was a resounding declaration. While his was by no means the first photography book published, it broke from convention to create a new type of collection, in which how the pictures were laid out, as much so as the order of words in a sentence, gave the work its meaning.
“A New Look at Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs’” —NYTimes' Lens
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