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The woman behind the lens : the life and work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864-1952

Author: Bettina Berch
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frances Benjamin Johnston was a significant figure in early 20th-century photography. Illustrated with 40 examples of her work, this biography explores her talent and her controversial character.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Frances Benjamin Johnston; Frances Benjamin Johnston; Frances Benjamin Johnston; Frances Benjamin Johnston; Frances Benjamin Johnston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Berch
ISBN: 081391938X 9780813919386 0813920094 9780813920092
OCLC Number: 43318131
Description: x, 171 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The birth of a Bohemian: 1864-1885 --
A studio of her own Washington, D.C., 1885-1900 --
Showing America to the world: Paris, 1900 --
To New York and a new partnership: 1900-1917 --
"The interpreter of gardens": 1918-1928 --
Johnston's ante-Antebellum south: 1928-1944 --
The "octo-geranium" puts down roots: New Orleans, 1945-1952 --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Bettina Berch.

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However one judges Berch's view of the Johnston-Hewitt affair, it is clear that the new book will help brighten the overall spotlight on a photographer remarkable for what an earlier biography called Read more...

 
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