Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area. Photographs by Robert Adams. Colorado Associated University Press in cooperation with the State Historical Society of Colorado. Oblong quarto. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Nummerous black-and-white reproductions.
"In Denver's vacant lots one can still find, no matter how numerous the food wrappers and pieces of styrofoam, an old, tough green--Spanish bayonet, cactus, and sage. Perhaps the most reassuring of all, there remain cottonwoods, those commercially useless trees that are habitat for birds and children.
Whether I was photographing these accidental sanctuaries, however, or bare, new tracts, I tried to keep in mind a phrase from a novel by Kawabata: "My life, a fragment of a landscape." The same applied, I thought, to each of us, and to the objects, with which we live, My goal was not only to record the animate and inanimate fragments, but to show the totality, the landscape."--Robert Adams
A Fine, tight copy with some rubbing and sunstrikig to extremities being the only minor flaws.