The New West

@ Adams, Robert

978-3869309002

New product

Publisher's presentation :

"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. These views have a double power. At first they shock; normally we try to forget the commercial squalor they depict. Slowly, however, they reveal aspects of the geography—the shape of the land itself, for example—that are beyond man’s harm. Adams has written that “all land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty,” and his photographs show this.

Originally published in 1974, The New West is now regarded as a classic, standing alongside Walker Evans’s American Photographs and Robert Frank’s The Americans in the pantheon of landmark volumes of photography exploring American culture and society. This new edition marks the book’s fortieth anniversary and the beginning of a long-term commitment by Steidl to publish the full extent Robert Adams’s remarkable body of work."

Robert Adams, photographer of the American West, was part of the "New Topographics" 1975 exhibition along with Lewis Batz, Stephen Shore, etc.

.Sold out by the publisher.

136 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Steidl, 2016

Format : 24.8 x 22.5 cm

New - Mint condition

Warning: Last books in stock!

35,00 €

  • Presentation by Steidl: "One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, near Denver, Colorado. For an hour they watched the plume grow, tried without success to learn whether the fire involved the radioactive and extremely toxic plutonium, and experienced a...

    48,00 €
    In Stock
  • Publisher's presentation: "In 2010 more Americans were living below the poverty line than at any time since 1959, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting this data. In 2011, Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at Time, commissioned Joakim Eskildsen to photograph this growing crisis affecting nearly 46.2 million Americans. Based on census data,...

    32,00 €
    In Stock
  • .Back in stock.Presentation by Steidl: Saul Leiter’s early black and white photographs "The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black and white photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and 50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photodocumentary, Leiter’s imagery was...

    68,00 €
    In Stock
  • Publisher's presentation : "Jakob Tuggener’s Fabrik, published in Zurich in 1943, is considered to be a milestone in the history of photography books. The series of 72 photographs in this Photo Epos of Technology is oriented toward the expressionist aesthetic of the silent movie. It imparts a sceptical view of the destructive potential of unbridled...

    62,00 €
    In Stock