Abbott, Berenice. (1898 - 1991)
"Changing New York" - SIGNED
New York: E. P. Dutton. 1939. Stated First Edition. First Printing.
Publisher's full blue cloth, black lettering on spine and cover, embossed medallion on cover, blue endpapers. Illustrated with 97 striking full-page photographs of depression era New York by Berenice Abbott, produced for the Works Progress Administration. Signed and Inscribed on the title-page: "To Karin / from / Berenice / 1954 / October." Lacking the scarce dust jacket, rebacked, corners nicked and boards somewhat soiled and stained.
Condition issues notwithstanding, a rare signed copy of this extremely scarce and important book. "Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (The Photobook). Parr and Badger, "The Photobook" Volume 1, 141; Hasselblad. "The Open Book", 130-131; Roth. "The Book of 101 Books", 100-101.
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