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Berenice Abbott (Two Volume Set)

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Photography International, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783865215925
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111195



First edition, first printing. Two volumes sharing the following format: Hardcover. Fine gray cloth-covered boards with tipped-in plate and the artist's signature facsimile stamped in white on cover; no dust jacket as issued. The two volumes are contained in a cloth-covered slipcase. 12-5/8 x 11-7/8 inches.

Volume I: Portraits, The American Scene and Science. Photographs and text by Berenice Abbott. Essays by Ron Kurtz and Hank O'Neal. Includes a list of plates. 264 pp., with 117 black-and-white plates.

Volume II: New York. Photographs by Berenice Abbott. Includes a bibliography and a list of plates. 316 pp., with 170 black-and-white plates.


Fine. A Mint set.


From the publisher: "Berenice Abbott is one of the most significant figures in photography and her accomplishments in the field were more wide ranging than any of her contemporaries. Berenice Abbott 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: inventor, author, teacher and photo historian. This two-volume book is the definitive publication on the life and work of one of the masters of the photographic medium."