Steidl Spring/Summer 2017 by Steidl GmbH & Co. OHG

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p revious ly announced robert adams was born in 1937 in orange new jersey after earning a phd in english literature and teaching the subject for several years at colorado college he became a photographer in the mid-1960s adams has published more than forty books of photographs with the changing landscape of the american west as his primary subject he lives and works in northwest oregon these views of the american west made by robert adams between 1975 and 1983 evoke a wide range of memories myths and regrets associated with america’s final frontier in the nineteenth century that frontier began at the missouri river beyond which lay a landscape of natural grandeur and purity challenging the spirit and promising redemption at the time the pictures were made the hand of man had not so much disfigured as domesticated that paradise leaving its mark of intrusion almost casually with the assurance of absolute triumph adams recorded this intrusion with neither judgment nor irony the land he shows has simply been changed reduced made ordinary yet a second look makes it apparent that the hand of man has after all its limitations first published in 1980 from the missouri west marked a watershed in the history of landscape photography by reclaiming the west’s sublimity as worthy of unromantic consideration the link between adams’s work to that of the pioneering figures who surveyed the western landscape more than a century earlier—in particular timothy o’sullivan—is drawn out in this re-edited and substantially enlarged edition of the book because i had lost my way in the suburbs i decided to try to rediscover some of the landforms that had impressed our forebears was there remaining in the geography a strength that might help sustain us as it had them robert adams robert adams from the missouri west series editor joshua chuang 132 pages 15.5 × 13.4 in 39.5 × 34 cm 62 black-and-white photographs tritone clothbound hardcover with a tipped-in photo € 65.00 £ 58.00 us 75.00 isbn 978-3-95829-168-3 154 155