Berenice Abbott and Eugene Atget

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Eugene Atgets photographs of Paris between 1898 and 1927 form the bedrock of an American modernist photographic vision. In 1927, Berenice Abbott, one of the centurys most renowned photographers in her own right, became the largest collector of Atgets work when she purchased his estate. For the next 40 years (19291969), Abbott devoted much of her creative life to popularizing the work of Atget. Representing her vision of Atgets tapestry of Parisian life, this book reproduces and discusses the rare prints created by Abbott from Atget negatives one of the few instances of one great photographer printing another great photographers work. Over 100 duotone photos are featured, some of which Abbott developed from previously unpublished Atget negatives. The Atget prints are ... a rare and subtle perception, and represent perhaps the earliest expression of true photographic art. Ansel Adams

Title: Berenice Abbott and Eugene Atget

Author Name: Abbott, Berenice and Atget, Eugene; Clark Worswick, Introduction

Categories: Photography,

Edition: Stated First edition

Publisher: Santa Fe, Arena Publications: 2002

ISBN Number: 1892041634

ISBN Number 13: 9781892041630

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0001197

Description: 163pp. Small 4to. 100 black and white photos by Atget, many bought by Abbott in Paris in 1927 and reprinted by her. Essays by B. Abbott on "The World of Atget" and by Clark Worswick on "Abbott & Atget." A wonderful book with excellent reproduction. Beautiful examples of Atget's work many images never published before. Details how Abbott started her own career and how she saved his photos and negatives and printed them in Paris in the 20's and 30's. Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Dust Jacket - Like New,