The Unknown Berenice Abbott is a monumental, five volume publication presenting hundreds of unseen and, until now, unpublished images traversing the breadth of Abbott’s remarkable career. New York—Early Work contains rare images of New York after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 made by Abbott with a small hand-held camera as sketches for large format photographs. The American Scene showcases photographs from Abbott’s journeys through America in 1933, 1934 and 1935, hardly seen since that time. Deep Woods presents Abbott’s 1943 and 1967 images of the Red River Logging Company in California’s High Sierra Mountains, her first such documentary project. Greenwich Village collects for the first time the spectrum of Abbott’s photographs of Manhattan’s beloved Lower West Side neighbourhood, her home when she left Ohio in 1918 and again in the mid-1930s. Finally, U.S. 1, U.S.A., including Abbott’s first experimental work in colour, records her ambitious trip along U.S. Route 1 in 1954.
Edition of 2,000
Five clothbound hardcovers presented in a slipcase, 1244pp Box size: 11 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 29.5 x 31.5 cm