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THE PASSIONATE OBSERVER: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARL VAN VECHTEN. Keith F. Davis. Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, 1993. Published by Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City. Distributed by University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 120 pp. with 72 ills. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 0875296688 In English.
Features a substantial critical essay and full-page reproductions of 59 evocative portraits selected from among some 15,000 images produced from 1932 to 1962 by New York writer and accomplished amateur photographer Van Vechten (1880-1964), including depictions of Jean Cocteau, Eugene O'Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein and Truman Capote as well as portraits of such important African American figures as Paul Robeson, Leontyne Price, Bessie Smith and James Baldwin.
Artist(s):Vechten, Carl Van
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 055217
Hardcover $40.00    

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