Publisher: New York: Eakins Press Foundation, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 112698
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine dark gray buckram cloth-covered boards, with tipped-in plate on cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine; with clear acetate dust jacket. 42 pp., with 8 tritone dry-trapped printed images and letterpress-printed text. 16 x 11-3/4 inches. Edited by Walker Evans and Leslie George Katz in 1971. Photographs by Walker Evans (the eight images were selected by Evans to illustrate pivotal moments in his career). Interview with Walker Evans by Leslie George Katz, Founder of Eakins Press. This edition was limited to 2500 hardbound copies.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (Two 1/4-inch closed tears at crown of spine and moderate surface rubbing, endemic to the title)
Winner of the 1995 American Institute of Graphic Arts "Fifty Books, Fifty Covers" award. From the publisher: "Aware of the immortal power of words, Walker Evans chose to leave a last will and testament, unmistakable in its clarity, in the form of an interview. He made sure that none of his intended clarity would be lost. This he achieved by choosing a close and trusted friend to collaborate in conducting several recorded conversations and editing them into a carefully articulated credo."