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Berenice Abbott Changing New York by Bonnie Yochelson

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Published by New Press, Museum of the City of New York, Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English



  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York


  • Abbott, Berenice, 1898-,
  • Photography -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBonnie Yochelson.
GenrePictorial works.
ContributionsAbbott, Berenice, 1898-
LC ClassificationsTR25.N7 Y63 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1013326M
ISBN 101565843770
LC Control Number96054290

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