Berenice Abbott



ISBN: 9781597113120 Category:



An innovative documentary photographer, Berenice Abbott pioneered scientific images and photographed the fast-changing landscape of her times. Abbott studied journalism for a year in Ohio before moving to New York in 1918 to study sculpture, where she met Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. She later moved to France in the 1920s and worked for Ray in his portrait studio before setting out on her own. Her portraits captured many individuals associated with avant-garde art movements, including author James Joyce and artist Max Ernst. Moving back to New York at the end of the decade, she began her renowned Changing New York series (later published as a book in 1939), and went on to become picture editor for Science Illustrated. In this redesigned and expanded version of a classic Aperture book, Abbott’s work is introduced by historian Julia Van Haaften, and includes new, image-byimage commentary and a chronology of this innovative artist’s life.

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Weight 513 g
Dimensions 21.2 x 21 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 1 September 2015
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Julia Van Haaften
Dimensions 21.2 x 21 cm
Weight 513 g