White Churches of the Plains. Examples from Colorado. Robert Hickman Adams. Colorado Associated University Press, 1970. First edition. Quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Unpaged.
The fifty-seven varnished halftone plates of American white churches demonstrate a purity of vision that matches that of the architecture itself. Adams sought to document in word and image the surviving churches built by settlers in eastern Colorado in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The great majority of images show the exteriors and surroundings, and a few are of the interiors. While many of the churches were still in use at the time Adams photographed them, others had been converted to other uses, fallen into disrepair, or stood alone on the plains as the last reminder of defunct towns. The photographer's first book.
A very fine copy with only very slight splaying of covers; an uncommonly fine dustjacket, with only one very small chip at the top edge of the back panel. In clear protective glassine.