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The Resource Berenice Abbott, Gaëlle Morel

Berenice Abbott, Gaëlle Morel

Label
Berenice Abbott
Title
Berenice Abbott
Statement of responsibility
Gaëlle Morel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) is known best for her documentation of New York in the 1930s and for her efforts to gain recognition for the work of Eugène Atget in both Europe and the United States. This attractive book features 120 photographs and a series of rarely seen documents (including letters, book layouts, and periodicals), illuminating the three major periods of Abbott's career: her early work in the United States and Paris during the 1920s; her project Changing New York (1935-39), created for the Federal Art Project; and her scientific pictures made between 1939 and 1961. By detailing Abbott's influences and production both home and abroad, Berenice Abbott underscores the photographer's role as one of the 20th century's most remarkable artists. Abbott left the United States in 1921 to study sculpture in Paris, where she was hired by Man Ray in 1923 to be his assistant. She took to photography immediately and by 1926 had set up her own studio. She became famous for her photographs showing bohemian artistic and intellectual life in the city, but in 1929 she returned to the United States and set up a new studio. Her best-known and most influential work, Changing New York, represented both a vast exercise in recording the architecture and urban life of New York and an intensely personal artistic project. Her straightforward method of photography led to her being employed full-time in the 1950s by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston to produce pictures illustrating the laws of physics."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morel, Gaëlle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbott, Berenice
  • Abbott, Berenice
  • Abbott, Berenice
  • Photographers
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photographers
  • Photography, Artistic
  • United States
Label
Berenice Abbott, Gaëlle Morel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New York, Paris, New York: the photographic modernism of Berenice Abbott (1923-1932)
  • Gaëlle Morel
  • Dynamic equilibrium: Berenice Abbott's history of the now
  • Sarah M. Miller
  • Berenice Abbott's science
  • Terri Weissman
  • Berenice Abbott's America
  • Gaëlle Morel
Control code
759174416
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780300182002
Lccn
2011050151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 600
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)759174416
Label
Berenice Abbott, Gaëlle Morel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New York, Paris, New York: the photographic modernism of Berenice Abbott (1923-1932)
  • Gaëlle Morel
  • Dynamic equilibrium: Berenice Abbott's history of the now
  • Sarah M. Miller
  • Berenice Abbott's science
  • Terri Weissman
  • Berenice Abbott's America
  • Gaëlle Morel
Control code
759174416
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780300182002
Lccn
2011050151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 600
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)759174416

Library Locations

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      5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, 04101, US
      43.657680 -70.258550
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