To Make it Home. Photographs of the American West. 1965-1986. Photographs by Robert Adams. Aperture, New York, 1989. 176 pp. Large quarto. First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED on front free-endpaper, 'To ____/in shared celebration of the beauty of the world--/Robert Adams'. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 135 black-and-white reproductions (duotone negatives by Robert Hennessey were used in image reproduction). Illustrated chronology (7 pp.), Awards, Exhibitions, Bibliography.
Published on the occasion of a retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this book covers 21 years of Adams' photographs of the American landscape, and explores the promise of peace and renewal that once summoned pioneers to the wilderness. The accompanying essay by Adams, "In the American West, Is Hope Possible?" reflects on the increasingly ravaged landscape and pleads for its protection. "Robert Adams is an unusually literate photographer."--Andy Grundberg and Julia Scully.
Perfect Times, Perfect Places. Photographs by Robert Adams. Aperture, New York, 1988. 64 pp. Quarto. First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED on front free-endpaper, 'To ____/Robert Adams (and _____ and ____). Bound in quarter cloth. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. 34 duotone reproductions.
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"A photo essay about the prairie--about landscape, and about sharing an affection for it (with wife Kerstin and terrier Sally). Photographer Robert Adams, known for his studies of ecological devastation, turns lyrical in this paean to his cherished prairie. An ardent conservationist, Adams spells out in somber and serene black-and-white photographs, the importance of preserving our open spaces and the simple pleasure of walking the land." -the publisher.
I Hear the Leaves and I Love the Light . Photographs by Robert Adams.
Nazraeli Press, Tuscon, 1999. 48 pp. Small quarto. First edition of 2000 copies. SIGNED on title page. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 32 duotone reproductions.
To prove that beauty resides in the eye, photographer and critic Robert Adams presents this charming collection of photographs of Sally, his West Highland Terrier, in their backyard.
Reinventing the West. The Photographs of Ansel Adams and Robert Adams. Edited by Joseph N. Newland. Essays by Allison Kemmerer and John Stilgoe.
Introduction by Adam D. Weinberg. Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, 2001. 82 pp. Quarto. SIGNED on front fly-leaf. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
"In 1976, Robert Adams shot "Fort Collins, Colorado," a nighttime picture of a lone tree in a Colorado parking lot, the crescent moon hanging in the sky above. More than 30 years earlier, Ansel Adams had captured "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico," showing a magnificent vista of desert scrub and clustered buildings, snow-capped mountains in the distance, the full moon majestically presiding in the expansive sky overhead. These two pictures could be neither more different nor more similar; nor could the younger Adams have made his photograph without knowledge of his greatly admired predecessor's. If Ansel Adams created singular images in search of a platonic ideal of nature, Robert Adams explored repetition and conformity; both were responding, in their own personal and aesthetic way, to the landscape of the American West. The first book tojuxtapose bodies of work by these two 20th-century master photographers, Reinventing the West reveals how their photographs reflect changing attitudes toward the western landscape and the natural world."--the publisher