Steidl | ISBN 9783865215925
Slipcase – 548 pages
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Berenice Abbott was born in Ohio in 1898, and first established herself in commercial portraiture in Paris and later in New York. Besides creating masterful bodies of work of the changing face of New York, scientific phenomena, Route 1, and Maine, Abbott was an inventor of photographic equipment, a pioneer in the teaching of photographic techniques, and the first and most committed person to champion the work of the turn-of-the-century French photographer, Eugène Atget. Berenice Abbott died in Maine in December 1991. Touted as one of the most significant figures in photography, her accomplishments in the field were more wide ranging than any of her contemporaries. This title not only offers a comprehensive retrospective of her complete oeuvre, encompassing all the primary projects she undertook in her 60 year career, but also presents this work in context with her other accomplishments. This two volume book is the definitive publication on the life and work of one of the masters of the photographic medium.