The Unknown Berenice Abbott

ISBN: 9783869306506
Artist(s): Berenice Abbott
Format: hardback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Steidl
Publisher Location: Göttingen
Total Pages: 1244
Illustrations: Illustrated in black and white throughout


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The five comprehensive volumes of The Unknown Abbott present hundreds of unseen and till now unpublished images from the sweep of Berenice Abbott’s seminal career. New York―Early Work contains rare images of New York after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 made by Abbott with a small hand-held camera as sketches for large format photographs. The American Scene showcases photographs from Abbott’s journeys through America in 1933, 1934 and 1935, hardly seen since that time. Deep Woods presents Abbott’s 1943 and 1967 images of the Red River Logging Company in California’s High Sierra Mountains, her first such documentary project. Greenwich Village collects for the first time the spectrum of Abbott’s photographs of Manhattan’s beloved Lower West Side neighborhood, her home when she left Ohio in 1918 and again in the mid-1930s. Finally, U.S. 1, U.S.A., including Abbott’s first experimental work in color, records her ambitious trip down the length of U.S. Route 1 in 1954, a precursor to Robert Frank’s The Americans.


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