Robert Adams: Commercial/Residential

Overview

"To what extent can we love the developing American West? We know the urgency of that question because bitterness has sometimes made us exiles. My first attempt to describe the region in a book (The New West, 1974) omitted pictures that might have helped. I am grateful now to be able to reproduce them. They record a geography that is still in some respects characteristic, one where we could do better but where the rest is faultless.
At about the time I took the pictures I read ...
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Overview

"To what extent can we love the developing American West? We know the urgency of that question because bitterness has sometimes made us exiles. My first attempt to describe the region in a book (The New West, 1974) omitted pictures that might have helped. I am grateful now to be able to reproduce them. They record a geography that is still in some respects characteristic, one where we could do better but where the rest is faultless.
At about the time I took the pictures I read an interview with Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard's cameraman. In it Coutard noted with gratitude that 'daylight has an inhuman faculty for always being perfect.' It is one of the mercies, I believe, by which each of us is allowed to live." --Robert Adams, from Commercial/Residential
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971548015
  • Publisher: Horowitz, Roth LLC
  • Publication date: 6/2/2003
  • Edition number: 1000
  • Pages: 43
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Adams, born in California in 1937, has worked as a photographer of the changing American landscape over the past four decades. He has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships. His many books include What We Bought, Summer Nights, Los Angeles Spring and To Make it Home, as well as his Aperture titles Beauty in Photography, Why People Photograph and Along Some Rivers. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
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