Listening to the River: Seasons in the American Westby Robert McCormick Adams, William Stafford
"Listening to the River is one of the most
Listening to the River: Seasons in the American West. Photographs by Robert Adams, Poetry by William Stafford. With passionate affection, Adams illustrates the confrontation between the realities of suburban expansion and the harmony of a remembered landscape. 187 blackandwhite duotone photographs, 12 3/4 X 9 3/4, pages.
"Listening to the River is one of the most enveloping photographic books I have encountered... It is aural as well as visual: we hear silence at first, the resonance of the plains, birdsong perhaps, then the rustle of leaves, the slap and rattle of water, wind through grass, branches being pushed back as we make our way through the landscape. It is altogether a sensual book, helped in this respect and others, by William Stafford's fine poems, which contribute to a miX of image and text that moves along smoothly.
Peter Brown, Houston Center For Photography
"Robert Adams is perhaps America's most thoughtful and eloquent living photographerwriter. [Listening to the River] contains Adam's recent blackandwhite photographs of fields and farms and the sides of roads, pictures that seem utterly unprepossessing at first glance but that, like the previously published poems by William Stafford accompanying them, reward close attention."
The New York Times Book Review
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