Berenice Abbott: Changing New York.
The Complete WPA Project.


Photographs by Berenice Abbott.
The New Press, New York, 1997. 400 pp., 307 duotone illustrations and 113 halftones, 9x12".

The definitive study of the city's depression years, Changing New York displays the formidable intelligence of Berenice Abbott. With an informative historical and biographical essay, this monograph presents the complete catalogue to her WPA project. As a photographer, and in particular a documentarian, Abbott's viewpoint was informed by her association with French master, Eugene Atget, and her experiences with the Parisian avant-garde. It was upon her return from France that this project was undertaken. Read Publisher's Description.

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