Alders. One Picture Book #12. Photographs by Robert Adams. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002. Unpaged. Octavo (5¾x7½ in.). Limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. Hardbound. No dust jacket as issued. Four duotone reproductions and one original gelatin silver print printed by Rolfe Horn under the direction of Adams.
'Following acts of violence / we are offered, if we wish, the stillness of alder leaves/ moving in concert with an easterly wind/ in the morning.--from After Great Fear by Carolyn Dunn
This thoughtful and moving addition to the One Picture Book series opens with a tranquil view of trees in a forest, transformed in a short sequence of pictures to falling lumber. Robert Adams has produced a set of five images that with beautiful simplicity tell their own devastating story. Adams's sister, Carolyn Dunn, who received a William Bronk Foundation prize for poetry, wrote the three haunting poems that accompany his work.