Berenice Abbott, Photographer : An Independent Vision (Hardcover)

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One theme repeatedly crops up in the life and career of Berenice Abbott: her refusal to be defined by other people's expectations. Spurning traditional roles for women of her era, she lived a bohemian life among other artists in New York's Greenwich Village and Paris, and embarked upon a career in what was then a male-dominated field. Decades later, her photographs are celebrated as some of the most authentic images of a city ever captured on film, and she is remembered not only as a master American photographer but also as a teacher, writer, inventor, and photographic archivist.
Veteran nonfiction writer George Sullivan draws on his vast knowledge of the photographic world to chronicle Berenice Abbott's life and career, and to present a fascinating social portrait of the artistic community of New York in the early half of the 20th century. Interviews with her contemporaries and high-
quality reproductions of some of her most famous photographs provide an illuminating image of this determined, spirited woman who changed the face of American photography. Bibliography, index.

Specifications

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618440269
SKU 202169568
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0618440267
Release Date 6/12/2006
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 8.25L x 1T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Offers a look at the interesting life and times of this celebrated photographer who stood out in a crowd of men and broke with tradition to do the job she loved.
Editors Note 1 A biography of Berenice Abbott, who was a pioneer in the field of professional photography and is particularly acclaimed for her photographs of the streets and buildings of New York City before they were replaced by skyscrapers during a building boom in the 1920s and early 1930s.Offers a look at the interesting life and times of this celebrated photographer who stood out in a crowd of men and broke with tradition to do the job she loved.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0170
Publisher Clarion Books
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