Originally published by The New Press in 1997 to stellar reviews and great acclaim, Berenice Abbott: Changing New York sold more than 20,000 copies in its combined editions and was featured in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the New York Daily News and called “the definitive visual record of the city as it was during the Depression” by the Washington Post.A Midwesterner who first came to New York in 1918, Abbott (1898–1991) was one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers, and her images have come to define 1930s New York. In 1921, she moved to Paris and worked as Man Ray’s darkroom assistant. Inspired by the great French photographer Eugène Atget, she returned to America in 1929 to photograph New York City. With the financial support of the WPA’s Federal Art Project from 1935 to 1939, she was able to realize her ambition to document a “changing New York.”This deluxe hardcover edition features more than 300 duotones—the complete WPA project—and 113 variant images, drawings, and period maps, as well as an explanatory text on Abbott’s life and work.. Here are the detailed information about Berenice Abbott: Changing New York as your reference.
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Five Stars - 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.Five Stars By Mr Roger Rudich as advertised
If you love old New York, this is your book - 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.If you love old New York, this is your book By SistaBNYC I loved this book so much, that I gave it to a dear old friend as a gift. She is almost 80 years old and I knew it would be a nice trip down memory lane for her. I'm considerably younger, but there are many places in New York that I remember that are no longer there. This book does a great job with presenting photos then and now along with the history of the site and what's happened to it over the years. We should all be grateful to Ms. Abbott for capturing the best of the city at a time when it was so young. Never innocent, but that's what makes this town so special.Another great read, Forgotten New York by Kevin Walsh, is a kind of recent version of this type of book in that there are tons of great photos of areas and structures in all five boroughs of New York that are still here but on the way to being demolished or lost forever (old abandoned buildings, "ghost advertising signs" on walls, overgrown private cemeteries, etc.). It makes you want to visit every place he writes about so you can experience a bit of history for yourself before it's gone forever.Photo histories of New York are always great nostalgic reads and I think Changing New York makes a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.
Worth buying at any price - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.Worth buying at any price By UES Reader If you have ANY interest in New York's past, this photographic essay is indispensable and at last available in full. This is an era that is within (just) popular memory, there are people alive in the city today who were alive then, and yet it seems as long ago as the Medes and the Persians. Thank goodness Abbott embarked on this project, it's just a shame that with the end of the New Deal her funding dried up.