Editors O’Neal and Ronald Kurtz worked with publisher Gerhard Steidl to curate and share works by Abbott that “time and economics” rendered largely unknown, they say.
The first volume of “The Unknown Berenice Abbott” reveals New York from 1929 to 1931. The second, “The American Scene,” details her travels around the United States, often in rural areas. The third, “Deep Woods” delves into logging activity, while the fourth, “Greenwich Village,” shows the neighborhood evolving from 1935 to 1950. The final book, “U.S. 1, USA,” features black-and-white and color images Abbott shot along the old roadway, before interstates dominated.