BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile


BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile

HANK O'NEAL    Book Number: 84656    Product format: Paperback

A very collectable critical introduction and showcase of the distinguished photographer in an attractive and accessible format. Born in Ohio in 1898, Berenice Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 where her lifelong passion for photography was forged. She first worked as an assistant to Man Ray but soon left to set up her own studio where she photographed the leading lights of Paris's literary and artistic circles, including James Joyce and Jean Cocteau. Perhaps of most interest is New York City in the 30s, Harlem, the bridges and docks, the Lyric Theatre, the Poultry Shop, the Flatiron Building 1934, and a gasoline station 1935. She met and was inspired by the great photographer Eugène Atget, whose work she tirelessly promoted. On her return to America Abbott began her major project Changing New York in which she documented the city's dramatic architecture and its people in a series of remarkable images that ensured her reputation. By the time of her death aged 93, her diverse body of photographic works earned her a place as one of the greatest photographers ever. With biography and bibliography, 60 full page duotone plates. Approx. 80 page paperback.
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