New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First Edition. With 97 full-page b/w photographs; 208 pp. 4to. Gilt pictorial blue cloth in photographically illustrated dustjacket. A near fine copy in a very good to near fine dust jacket. Very scarce thus Roth 101, pp. 100-1; Parr/Badger I, p. 141; Hasselblad pp. 130-1. Item #320302
Abbott's intention with this work, funded by the WPA, was "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris." "Abbot photographed warehouses, skyscrapers, bridges, tenements, newsstands, department stores, and hotels with a straightforward style that nodded toward nineteenth-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism" (Roth). "Changing New York not only fulfils Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr/Badger). An essential work of Modernist-photojournalism.
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