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Helen Levitt - A Way of Seeing, The Viking Press, 1965, New York

 

Hardcover cloth bound with dust jacket. Essay by James Agee. 

"She made her vibrant street pictures in the late 1930s and 40s, while Agee wrote his essay in 1946, when the book was due to be published by Reynolds and Hitchcock. However, the project was shelved when one of the firm's partners died ... Levitt's photographs are beautiful - major, underrated works. Like Henri Cartier-Bresson, she achieves a rare balancing act: her pictures have sentiment without being sentimental, always maintaining an objective distance. ... Although these are warm photographs, her sympathy is tempered by an underlying clear-sighted-ness." - Parr/Badger - The Photobook, A History volume I

Pages: 78
Place: New York
Year: 1965
Publisher: The Viking Press
Size: 23 x 20 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
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Hardcover cloth bound with dust jacket. Essay by James Agee. 

"She made her vibrant street pictures in the late 1930s and 40s, while Agee wrote his essay in 1946, when the book was due to be published by Reynolds and Hitchcock. However, the project was shelved when one of the firm's partners died ... Levitt's photographs are beautiful - major, underrated works. Like Henri Cartier-Bresson, she achieves a rare balancing act: her pictures have sentiment without being sentimental, always maintaining an objective distance. ... Although these are warm photographs, her sympathy is tempered by an underlying clear-sighted-ness." - Parr/Badger - The Photobook, A History volume I

Pages: 78
Place: New York
Year: 1965
Publisher: The Viking Press
Size: 23 x 20 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here