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The Resource The realisms of Berenice Abbott : documentary photography and political action, Terri Weissman

The realisms of Berenice Abbott : documentary photography and political action, Terri Weissman

Label
The realisms of Berenice Abbott : documentary photography and political action
Title
The realisms of Berenice Abbott
Title remainder
documentary photography and political action
Statement of responsibility
Terri Weissman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Realisms of Berenice Abbott provides the first in-depth consideration of the work of the photographer Berenice Abbott. She is best known for her 1930s documentary images of New York City, but in this book, Terri Weissman examines a broad range of Abbott's work, including her portraits from the 1920s, her little-known and uncompleted projects from the 1930s, and her experimental science photography from the 1950s. Weissman argues that Abbott consistently relied on realism as the theoretical armature for her work, even as her understanding of that term changed over time and in relation to specific historical circumstances. As Weissman demonstrates, Abbott's unflinching commitment to "realist" aesthetics led her to develop a critical theory of documentary that recognizes the complexity of representation without excluding or obscuring a connection between art and engagement in the political public sphere. In telling Abbott's story, The Realisms of Berenice Abbott reveals insights into the politics and social context of documentary production and presents a thoughtful analysis of why documentary remains a compelling artistic strategy today. --Book Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Weissman, Terri
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Phillips book prize series
Series volume
2
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  • Abbott, Berenice
  • Documentary photography
  • Realism in art
  • Politics in art
Label
The realisms of Berenice Abbott : documentary photography and political action, Terri Weissman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Berenice Abbott : realist -- Paris portraits -- "The great democratic book" -- Changing New York -- PhotoPhysics
Control code
606760543
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780520266759
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010012579
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606760543
Label
The realisms of Berenice Abbott : documentary photography and political action, Terri Weissman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Berenice Abbott : realist -- Paris portraits -- "The great democratic book" -- Changing New York -- PhotoPhysics
Control code
606760543
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780520266759
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010012579
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606760543

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