Spiritually Moving

Spiritually Moving

Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., New York, New York, 1998

Description

Over sixty years ago, the photographer Walker Evans proposed to photograph various collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art “in such a way that all atmosphere of scholarship, art history, aesthetic theory and analysis, cultural explanation, and academic tabulation is absent; so that the pictures are presented solely for the excitement and surprise these things carry in themselves.” In recording and presenting this extraordinary collection of American folk art sculpture, we have attempted to capture that same spirit, employing specially photographed, highly detailed images, an unusually large format, and the best-quality platemaking, paper, and printing technology to create a virtual museum visit, and to demonstrate convincingly that folk art can indeed be art. 

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1998
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Chermayeff & Geismar Inc.
Creative director
Tom Geismar
Designers
Tom Geismar, Emanuela Frigerio
Photographer
Dave Hoffman
Typefaces
Adobe Monotype Bodoni, Bodoni Book
Printer
Grafiche Mariano
Paper
Bias gr150
Authors
Tom Geismar, Harvey Kahn
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams Inc.
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