Library

This library includes books featuring photographer James Abbe, including his memoir, “I Photograph Russia.” Also listed are numerous museum catalogues and biographies featuring his work, as well as three books written by his children, in which his photos appear.

Available soon: “1920s Jazz Age Fashion,” by Unicorn Press, from the exhibit Jazz Age Fashion and Photographs at the Fashion & Textile Museum of London, September 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017.

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I Photograph Russia

By James Abbe

New York 1934

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Limelight

By Terence Pepper

National Portrait Gallery, London 1995

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James Abbe: Photographer

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA 2000

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1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs
By Martin Pel
Unicorn Press, 2016

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Shooting Stalin The ‘Wonderful’ Years of Photographer James Abbe (1883-1973)

Edited by Bodo von Dewitz and Brooks Johnson
Museum Ludwig, Steidl, Gottingen  2004

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Masters of Starlight

By David Fahey and Linda Rich
Ballantine Books, New York 1987

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Photography Speaks
Edited by Brooks Johnson
Chrysler Museum, 2004

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Still: American Silent Motion Pictures Photography

By David S. Shields
University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London 2013

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The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers

By John Kobal
Knopf, New York, 1980

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Stars of the Twenties

By Mary Dawn Earley
Viking Press, New York 1975

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Vanity Fair: Photographs of an Age
Clarkson Potter, New York, 1982

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Vanity Fair, The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images

Edited by Graydon Carter, Essays by Terence Pepper, Christopher Hitchens, David Friend
Abrams, New York, 2008

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Vanity Fair: A Calvalcade of the 1920’s & 1930’s Selection’s From America’s Most Memorable Magazine

Edited by Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee
Viking Press, New York, 1960

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American Heritage
December 1972
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U.S. Camera ’62

Edited by Tom Maloney

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Great Images of the 20th Century
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Around the World in 11 Years

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Stokes, New York 1936

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