By Julia Van Haaften

The definitive biography of the long-lasting twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, pioneering documentary modernist, writer, and inventor.

Berenice Abbott is to American images what Georgia O’Keeffe is to portray or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott’s sixty-year occupation validated her not just as a grasp of yank images but in addition as a instructor, author, archivist, and inventor.

A teenage insurgent from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris—photographing, in Sylvia Beach’s phrases, “everyone who was once anyone”—before returning to manhattan because the Roaring Twenties ended. She quickly fell in love with artwork critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she may spend thirty years of her existence. Abbott’s bestknown paintings, “Changing New York,” documented the city’s Nineteen Thirties metamorphosis. She subsequent grew to become to technology as an issue, culminating in paintings vital to America’s Nineteen Fifties “space race” with the Soviet Union.

This biography secures Abbott’s position within the histories of images and sleek paintings whereas framing her accomplishments as a feminine artist and entrepreneur.

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