Robert Adams: The New West (First Edition!)
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The New West. Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. Colorado Associated University Press, 1974. xii + plates. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.

"The open American West is nearly gone. The New West is a photographic essay about what came to fill it--freeways, tract homes, low rise business buildings, and signs. In five sequences of pictures taken along the front wall of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Robert Adams has documented a representative sampling of the whole suburban Southwest."--the publisher

"Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams’s The New West signaled a significant shift in photographic representation of the American landscape. Eschewing photogra­phy’s role in romanticizing the Western land­scape, Adams focused instead on the construc­tion of tract and mobile homes, sub­divisions, shopping centers, and urban sprawl in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and the Denver area. Objective and direct, Adams’s photographs, rendered in his signa­ture middle-gray scale, unsentimentally depict a despoiled landscape washed in the intense Colorado sunlight. "The New West stands alongside Walker Evans’s American Photographs, Robert Frank’s The Americans, and Stephen Shore’s Uncom­mon Places in the pantheon of landmark projects on American culture and society."--Aperture, who re-issued this classic title earlier this year.

Fine- in Fine dust jacket; a sweet copy, with just a bit of fading to board extremities.
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