To Make It Home. Photographs of the American West. Robert Adams. An Aperture Book, New York, 1989. First edition. Large quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 175 pp. INSCRIBED WARMLY AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER: "To _________, whose example of kindness and bravery and creativity have given me courage lifelong! With much love, Bob (and Kerstein too)."
This book of one hundred thirty-six duotone images was published to coincide with a major travelling exhibition of Robert Adams' work that began at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and like much of his work, presents quintessential images of the recent development of the American West. Adams seems able to make peace with roads cutting through natural vistas and in the tract houses being planted on the plains. Over and over again, he gives redeeming value to scenes that might have seemed desolate.
A fine copy; one 3/4 inch closed tear at top edge of rear panel of dustjacket. In paper-backed clear glassine.