Berenice Abbott & Eugène Atget
Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 101360
First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Fine white cloth with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with dust jacket. Photographs by Eugène Atget. Text by Clark Worswick and Berenice Abbott. 164 pp. with 95 duotone plates (101 total black and white reproductions), including one portrait of Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper by Giunti, Florence, Italy. 10-3/4 x 9-3/8 inches. Out of print.
As New in As New dust jacket.
From Ansel Adams: "Eugène Atget's photographs of Paris between 1898 and 1927 form the bedrock of an American modernist photographic vision. In 1927, Berenice Abbott, one of the century's most renowned photographers in her own right, became the largest collector of Atget's work when she purchased his estate. For the next 40 years (1929--1969), Abbott devoted much of her creative life to popularizing the work of Atget. Representing her vision of Atget's tapestry of Parisian life, this book reproduces and discusses the rare prints created by Abbott from Atget negatives one of the few instances of one great photographer printing another great photographer's work. Over 100 duotone photos are featured, some of which Abbott developed from previously unpublished Atget negatives. "The Atget prints are ... a rare and subtle perception, and represent perhaps the earliest expression of true photographic art."