Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott

A Life in Photography

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist and inventor.

A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris--photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone"--before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York", documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She then turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to the 1950s "space race". This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393292787
0393292789
Branch Call Number: 770.92 ABBOTT
Characteristics: xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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