Berenice Abbott






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        Berenice Abbott - The Night View, c.1936. Gelatin silver print
Museum of the City of New York, NY

        Berenice Abbott
        The Night View c.1936

        Gelatin Silver Print
        Museum of the City of New York, NY

        Berenice Abbott. b Springfield, OH, 1898. d Monson, ME, 1991

        The lights of Manhatten sparkle with a cheerful clarity in this homage to the skyscraper spirit of the early twentieth century, taken paradoxically in the midst of the Great Depression. By choosing to photograph the buildings at night from a perch on an even taller skyscraper, Abbott makes the city seem virtually abstract. Yet by using a camera that produces a large negative, she renders its every detail with great exactitude. Her inspiration for photographing what she called "Changing New York" - a project that consumed ten tears of her life - was the example of Eugene Atget, a photographer of Paris whose work Abbott had saved from extinction during the 1920s, when she was an expatriate living in Paris, and working first as an assistant to Man Ray and then as a commercial portrait photographer.

        In the 1950s Abbott switched gears once again by taking scientific photographs that illustrated basic principles of physics, such as wave interference and the effects of gravity.

        Source: The American Art Book (Mini Edition)


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        Title:  Waves 1958-60 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Chelsea Hotel, 222 West 23rd Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Hovikodden 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Hester Street, Between Allen and Orchard Streets, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Daily News Building, 42nd Street Between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Radio Row, Cortlandt Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Penn Station, Interior, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Manhattan Skyline, South Street and Jones Lane, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Triborough Bridge, East 125th Street Approach, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Wall Street, from Roof of Irving Trust Co. Building, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Oak and New Chambers Streets, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Columbus Circle, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Gunsmith and Police Department, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Williamsburg Bridge, South Eighth and Berry Streets, Brooklyn 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Harlem Street, 422-424 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Hell Gate Bridge, Inverted, Astoria, Queens 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Penn Station, Interior, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Church of God, 25 East 132nd Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  George Washington Bridge, Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Jay Street, No. 115, Brooklyn 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Second and Third Avenue Lines, Bowery and Deyer St., Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  McGraw Hill Building, from 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue Looking East, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Pike and Henry Streets, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Fulton Street Dock, Manhattan Skyline, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Pawn Shop, 48 Third Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Billie's Bar, 56th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Travelling Tin Shop, Brooklyn 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Penn Station, Interior, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Waterfront, South Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Broadway and Thomas Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Washington Square North, No. 121-125, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Three-Decker Houses, 11th Street Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Madison Square, Looking Northeast, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Herald Square, 34th and Broadway, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Madison Avenue, Looking North from 38th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Park Avenue and 39th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  40th Street Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, from Salmon Tower 11 West 42nd Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Murray Hill Hotel, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Murray Hill Hotel, from Park Avenue and 40th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Tempo of the City, Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Whelan's Drug Store, 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Rockefeller Center, from 444 Madison Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  First Avenue and East 70th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Willow and Poplar Street, Looking East Toward Manhattan, Brooklyn 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Herald Square, 34th and Broadway, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Rockefeller Center, Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, Fifth Avenue and 48th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Queensboro Bridge, Long Island City, Queens, Looking Southwest from Pier at 41st Road, Queens 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  General VIew from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  George Washington Bridge, Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  City Arabesque, from Roof of 60 Wall Tower, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Seventh Avenue Looking South from 35th Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Court of First Model Tenement House in New York, 72nd Street and First Avenue, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, Looking Southwest, Brooklyn 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Fulton Street Fish Market, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Manhattan Bridge, Bowery and Canal Street, to Warren and Bridge Street, Brooklyn, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Watuppa, from Water Front, Brooklyn, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Firehouse, Battery, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Battery, Foot of West Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Battery, Foot of West Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice AbbottTitle:  Financial District Rooftops, Looking Southwest from Roof of 60 Wall Tower, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Tugboats, Pier 11, East River, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Theoline, Pier 11, East River, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  2nd and 3rd Avenue Lines, Looking West from Second and Pearl St., Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Reade Street, Between West and Washington Streets, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Henry Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Broadway Near Broome Street, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott Title:  Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott
        Title:  Fifth Avenue Bus, Washington Square, Manhattan 
Artist: Berenice Abbott

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