Steidl, 2008. First edition, first printing. Two clothbound hardcover volumes in slipcase, 310 x 325 x 75 mm, 580 pp., 287 b/w illustrations. Photographs by Berenice Abbott. Text by Ron Kurtz, Hank O'Neal.
Volume I: Portraits, The American Scene and Science. Photographs and text by Berenice Abbott. Essays by Ron Kurtz and Hank O'Neal. Includes a list of plates. 264 pp., with 117 black-and-white illustrations.
Volume II: New York. Photographs by Berenice Abbott. Includes a bibliography and a list of plates. 316 pp., with 170 black-and-white illustrations.
Berenice Abbott is one of the most significant figures in photography and her accomplishments in the field were more wide ranging than any of her contemporaries. Berenice Abbott not only offers a comprehensive retrospective of her complete oeuvre, encompassing all the primary projects she undertook in her 60-year career, but also presents this work in context with her other accomplishments: inventor, author, teacher and photo historian. This two-volume book is the definitive publication on the life and work of one of the masters of the photographic medium.