Berenice Abbott : A Life in Photography, Hardback Book

Berenice Abbott : A Life in Photography Hardback


Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters.

Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris-photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone"-before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended.

Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York", documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis.

She then turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to the 1950s "space race".

This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 656 pages, 100 photographs
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9780393292787



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