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The Resource Berenice Abbott, [texts by Gaëlle Morel, Sarah M. Miller, Terri Weissman]

Berenice Abbott, [texts by Gaëlle Morel, Sarah M. Miller, Terri Weissman]

Label
Berenice Abbott
Title
Berenice Abbott
Statement of responsibility
[texts by Gaëlle Morel, Sarah M. Miller, Terri Weissman]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) is known best for her documentation of New York in the 1930s and for her efforts to gain recognition for the work of Eugène Atget in both Europe and the United States. This attractive book features 120 photographs and a series of rarely seen documents (including letters, book layouts, and periodicals), illuminating the three major periods of Abbott's career: her early work in the United States and Paris during the 1920s; her project Changing New York (1935-39), created for the Federal Art Project; and her scientific pictures made between 1939 and 1961. By detailing Abbott's influences and production both home and abroad, Berenice Abbott underscores the photographer's role as one of the 20th century's most remarkable artists. Abbott left the United States in 1921 to study sculpture in Paris, where she was hired by Man Ray in 1923 to be his assistant. She took to photography immediately and by 1926 had set up her own studio. She became famous for her photographs showing bohemian artistic and intellectual life in the city, but in 1929 she returned to the United States and set up a new studio. Her best-known and most influential work, Changing New York, represented both a vast exercise in recording the architecture and urban life of New York and an intensely personal artistic project. Her straightforward method of photography led to her being employed full-time in the 1950s by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston to produce pictures illustrating the laws of physics."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morel, Gaëlle
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR140.A23
LC item number
M67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbott, Berenice
  • Photographers
  • Photography, Artistic
Label
Berenice Abbott, [texts by Gaëlle Morel, Sarah M. Miller, Terri Weissman]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bar code
31223101032648
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New York, Paris, New York: the photographic modernism of Berenice Abbott (1923-1932)
  • Gaëlle Morel
  • Dynamic equilibrium: Berenice Abbott's history of the now
  • Sarah M. Miller
  • Berenice Abbott's science
  • Terri Weissman
  • Berenice Abbott's America
  • Gaëlle Morel
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780300182002
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011050151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 759174416
  • (OCoLC)759174416
Label
Berenice Abbott, [texts by Gaëlle Morel, Sarah M. Miller, Terri Weissman]
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bar code
31223101032648
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New York, Paris, New York: the photographic modernism of Berenice Abbott (1923-1932)
  • Gaëlle Morel
  • Dynamic equilibrium: Berenice Abbott's history of the now
  • Sarah M. Miller
  • Berenice Abbott's science
  • Terri Weissman
  • Berenice Abbott's America
  • Gaëlle Morel
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780300182002
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011050151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 759174416
  • (OCoLC)759174416

Library Locations

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      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
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