New York Photobooks

About photobooks – old and new.

Berenice Abbott / Henry Lanier – Greenwich Village – Today & Yesterday

Author: Berenice Abbott (photographs) / Henry W. Lanier (text)

Title: Greenwich Village – Today & Yesterday

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers/New York

Year: 1949 (first edition)

8vo, hardcover, black cloth, photographically illustrated dust jacket.

162 pages, including 64 pages of Abbott’s black-and-white photographs.

In this book, Abbott and Lanier portray the uniqueness of Greenwich Village, exploring its topographical, social, cultural and financial features. Both the photographs and the text express the specificity of the village swallowed by a constantly growing city, “but never digested” by it. As described by the publishers, the village is truly a neighborhood community and its villagers cling tenaciously to this haven of the more leisurely life in the heart of a teeming city.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on February 24, 2015 by in New York photobooks.
February 2015
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Mar »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6 other followers

%d bloggers like this: