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The New York School: Photographs 1936-1963

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The main thing that ties this school of photographers together, apart from their affection for New York, is the film-noiresque cast to their visions of the city. People familiar with only the more famous members of the group — Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, and Weegee — will be thrilled to discover lesser-known talents such as Helen Levitt and Lisette Model. The text, layout, and design of Jane Livingston’s The New York School: Photographs 1936-1963 are unsurpassed in the recent crop of photo books. A