Item #76180 THE NEW WEST: Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range. Robert Adams.

THE NEW WEST: Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range

New York: Aperture, 2008. Hardcover. Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams' The New West signaled a paradigm shift in the photographic representation of American landscapes. Foregoing photography's traditional role of romanticizing the Western landscape, Adams focused instead on the construction of tract and mobile homes, subdivisions, shopping centers and urban sprawl in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and the Denver area. Adams transmuted these zones with his minimalist vision of their austerity; as he has noted, "no place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film." Objective and direct, Adams' photographs, rendered in his signature middle-gray scale, unsentimentally depict a despoiled landscape washed in the intense Colorado sunlight. This reissue of the classic publication has been recreated from Adams' original prints. Foreword by John Szarkowski. Oblong quarto: [136] p. Original green cloth binding, with black titles. A fine, as new copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #76180
ISBN: 9781597110600

Price: $100.00

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