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The Unknown Berenice Abbott (Five Volume Set)

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783869306506
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113609



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Five volumes with olive, beige, green, blue, and yellow cloth-covered boards respectively with tipped in print with artist's name and title on front cover, no dust jackets as issued. The five volumes are contained in a beige paper-covered slipcase with title printed on front. Photographs by Berenice Abbott. Edited by Ron Kurtz and Hank O'Neal. 1244 pp., with four-color and duotone plates throughout. 12-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches.


As New in As New Slipcase, in original publisher’s shipping box.


From the publisher: "The five comprehensive volumes of The Unknown Berenice Abbott present hundreds of unseen and till now unpublished images from the sweep of Berenice Abbott’s seminal career.

'New York—Early Work' contains rare images of New York after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 made by Abbott with a small hand-held camera as sketches for large format photographs.

'The American Scene' showcases photographs from Abbott’s journeys through America in 1933, 1934 and 1935, hardly seen since that time.

'Deep Woods' presents Abbott’s 1943 and 1967 images of the Red River Logging Company in California’s High Sierra Mountains, her first such documentary project.

'Greenwich Village' collects for the first time the spectrum of Abbott’s photographs of Manhattan’s beloved Lower West Side neighborhood, her home when she left Ohio in 1918 and again in the mid-1930s.

Finally, 'U.S. 1, U.S.A.,' including Abbott’s first experimental work in color, records her ambitious trip down the length of U.S. Route 1 in 1954, a precursor to Robert Frank’s 'The Americans.'"