Message from the Interior

Walker Evans


Walker Evans / John Szarkowski (Afterword)

$ 1,200.

The Eakins Press, New York,1966. Pristine First Editon, Cloth 12 sheet-fed photogravure plates. Tissue guards. Large square folio, 14.4” x 14.5”. Near mint deep charcoal linen cloth covered boards, excellent white title paper label to cover and pristine white stamped titles to spine. Protected with mylar wrap. Among the finest and most influential photographic books of the 1960s.

In 1966, Message From The Interior set a new standard for photographic reproduction and presentation. The twelve large sheet-fed gravure images, in their resplendent velvet-black ink, are a historical testament to the genius of American's greatest photographer. The photographs were macde between 1931 and 1962, from Maine to Alabama. The profound afterword by John Szarkowski is a milestone of appreciation for Evans's work.

Rare hardbound edition of one of the exemplary twentieth century photographic books, containing twelve large, perfectly seen images by Walker Evans, exquisitely printed in sheet-fed gravure by the Photogravure and Color Company. Each image is protected by tissue-glassine.