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The Work of Atget [COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES]

Szarkowski, John; Maria Morris Hambourg

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ISBN 10: 087070205X / ISBN 13: 9780870702051
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1985
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Vol. I: Old France. 177,[2]pp. Vol. II: The Art of Old Paris. 190,[2]pp. Vol. III: The Ancient Régime. 185,[2]pp."In 1968 The Museum of Modern Art acquired a collection of some five thousand prints and plates which the American photographer Berenice Abbott had purchased from Atget's estate in 1928. For the past twelve years, the Museum's Department of Photography has carried on the work first of organizing the collection to the point where its contents became available for analysis and study, then of attempting the reconstruction of both Atget's own complex record system and the chronology of his production. For the first time it is now possible to date with reasonable accuracy almost all of Atget's work and to speculate, with objective support, as to the function that individual pictures were meant to serve. The four volumes in this series correspond to the author's sense of the principal issues, defined in terms of subject matter, that are presented in Atget's work. The illustrations are printed with three offset impressions, to insure the utmost fidelity to the original photographs. New prints have been made by the historically appropriate albumen process from Atget plates for which no satisfactory print existed."Vol. IV: Modern Times. 182,2]pp. Quarto. Bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine in photographic dust jackets. Profusely illustrated. Minor scuffing on dj's. Tight, complete set in near fine to fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 27629

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Title: The Work of Atget [COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES]

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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NY 1981 Museum of Modern Art. ISBN 0-97070-204-1. 4to., 177pp., photo illustrations, hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ, slightest possible amount of rubbing. Volume 1 only.

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