Berenice Abbott. American Photographer. Photographs and commentary by Berenice Abbott. Text by Hank O'Neal. Introduction by John Canady. Slipcased limited edition. Signed and numbered by Abbott (187 of 400). Clothbound. Folio. No dust jacket as issued. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. New York, Art Press, 1982. 255 pp.
"Berenice Abbott's inexhaustible subject is the familiar daily world, and her achievement is that she reveals its fascination without modifying its documentary truth. She becomes in effect a camera endowed with sensitive intelligence or, to put the same idea the other way around, an artist whose eye is miraculously the super-eye of the camera."--John Canady
O'Neal, author of A Vision Shared, has written an engaging biography on the life of one of the most famous of American documentary photographers. This deluxe edition is limited to 420 copies of which 400, signed and numbered, were made available to collectors. Each copy is accompanied by an original photographic print made exclusively for this edition. This is copy is number 187 and is missing the photograph.
Base of slipcase a bit threadbare with some staining and sun-fading near edges; book is slightly bumped at crown; spine also a bit sun-faded; otherwise Fine.