Louis Stettner : Penn Station, New York, Hardback Book

Louis Stettner : Penn Station, New York Hardback


Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography.

His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time.

The series is less a portrait of now-vanished building, though the station makes itself felt by its shadowy spaces and glowing surfaces, than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension.

For Stettner, `it was a spacious and dramatic arena where people in the act of travelling went through a mixture of excitement, a silent patience for waiting, and an honest fatigue', and he found the project exhilarating.

However, when completed, the photographs weren't deemed `newsworthy' enough for publication.

But with time and distance their significance has deepened, and this body of work has become recognized as a major work of art.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112 pages, With 66 illustrations
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780500544501



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