Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    New Favorites | November 25, 2014

    Powell's Staff: IMG Our Favorite New Favorites of 2014



    Every week, we gather together a small pile of newly released titles that we agree should be on everyone's radar. We deem these titles our New... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Children's Art- Artists

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision

by

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One theme repeatedly crops up in the life and career of Berenice Abbott: her refusal to be defined by other peoples expectations. Spurning traditional roles for women of her era, she lived a bohemian life among other artists in New Yorks Greenwich Village and Paris, and embarked upon a career in what was then a male-dominated field. Decades later, her photographs are celebrated as some of the most authentic images of a city ever captured on film, and she is remembered not only as a master American photographer but also as a teacher, writer, inventor, and photographic archivist.

Veteran nonfiction writer George Sullivan draws on his vast knowledge of the photographic world to chronicle Berenice Abbotts life and career, and to present a fascinating social portrait of the artistic community of New York in the early half of the 20th century. Interviews with her contemporaries and high- quality reproductions of some of her most famous photographs provide an illuminating image of this determined, spirited woman who changed the face of American photography. Bibliography, index.

About the Author

George Sullivan has written more than 100 books for young people on topics ranging from history to sports to photography, among them MATHEW BRADY: HIS LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHS (Cobblehill). This is his first book for Clarion. Mr. Sullivan lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618440269
Author:
Sullivan, George
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Women photographers
Subject:
Photographers -- United States.
Subject:
Women photographers -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white archival photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.44 in 1.58 lb
Age Level:
10-14

Other books you might like

  1. We All Sing with the Same Voice with... New Hardcover $17.99
  2. Seen Art? Used Hardcover $6.95
  3. My Dream of Martin Luther King Used Trade Paper $2.95
  4. A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart... New Hardcover $17.95
  5. Endymion Spring Used Trade Paper $3.85
  6. Art Used Hardcover $10.50

Related Subjects

Children's » Art » Artists
Children's » Biographies » Women
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Clarion Books - English 9780618440269 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.