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What Can We Believe Where?: Photographs of the American West


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ISBN13: 9780300162479
ISBN10: 0300162472
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Since taking up photography in the mid-1960s, Robert Adams (born 1937) has quietly become one of the most influential chroniclers of the evolving American landscape. Carefully edited by Adams from a remarkable body of work that spans over four decades, What Can We Believe Where? Photographs of the American West, 1965and#8211;2005 presents a narrative sequence of more than 100 tritone images that reveals a steadfast concern for mankindand#8217;s increasingly tragic relationship with the natural world. Adamsand#8217;s understated yet arresting pictures of the vast Colorado plains, the rapid suburbanization of the Denver and Colorado Springs areas, and the ecological devastation of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States register with subtle precision the complex and often fragile beauty of the scenes they depict.

The most accessible collection of Adamsand#8217;s work to date, this compact and thought-provoking volume is an essential addition to the bookshelves of students, photographers, and anyone interested in the recent history of the American West and its wider implications.

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Robert Adams lives and works in northwestern Oregon. His art has been the subject of exhibitions at museums throughout the United States.

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peterson, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by peterson)
This is simply the best. The best Robert Adams book since From the Missouri West was published in the early 1980s. An excellent retrospective review of his entire body of work. The absence of words give these photographs immense power and quiet majesty. Each page stands on its own. If you haven't explored the works of Robert Adams - start here.
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Adams, Robert
Yale University Art Gallery
Chang, Joshua
Reynolds, Jock
Afterword by:
Chang, Joshua
Afterword by:
Reynolds, Jock
Individual Photographers - Monographs
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Americana-Western States
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110 tritone plates
9.75 x 7.00 in

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