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Description - Berenice Abbott by Julia Van Haaften

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393292787
ISBN-10: 0393292789
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 188mm x 43mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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