A "history" query: I've recently been comparing images by Frederick Evans, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, and Michael Kenna. Using large format cameras which limited spontaneity, they all share a compositional formalism that appeals to me. Attempts by other photographers of similar subject matter in publications such as Lenswork seem to miss the boat. I'd like to better understand their studied geometries and its place in art history. I assume that it encompasses both Renaissance (neo-Platonic) ideals of composition as well as, for W. Evans and Kenna, early 20th century art movements. Can anyone recommend a good source (other than a general art history) for a discussion of this aspect of composition?