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Hardcover, 9 x 10 in. / 136 pgs / 56 tritone.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 30   

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Commercial squalor and natural beauty in the suburban Southwest: Robert Adams’ photobook classic

PUBLICATION HISTORY

■ First published in hardback by Colorado Associated University Press in 1974

■ Second edition published in 2000 by Walther König

■ Facsimile of the first edition published by Aperture in 2008

■ Steidl’s 2015 hardcover edition marks the book’s 40th anniversary

  

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Robert Adams: The New West

Published by Steidl
Edited by Joshua Chang. Foreword by John Szarkowski. Introduction by Robert Adams.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Robert Adams: The New West</I>.The open American West is nearly gone. A longstanding classic of photobook publishing, 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. The 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 the photographs show this. Originally published in 1974, The New West is now regarded as a classic, standing alongside Walker Evans' American Photographs and Robert Frank's The Americans in the pantheon of landmark volumes of photography exploring American culture and society. This beautiful new edition marks the iconic book's fortieth anniversary and includes new scans.
Robert Adams (born 1937) has photographed the geography of the American West for over 40 years. His work has been widely exhibited both in Europe and the United States, including in the seminal 1975 exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. He has over 40 publications and is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, the Hasselblad Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Featured image is reproduced from Robert Adams: The New West.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Chicago Tribune

Michael Robbins

Robert Adams, in his landmark 1974 collection "The New West," now reissued in a gorgeous edition by Steidl, is in many ways [Timothy] O'Sullivan's truest heir.

AnOther Magazine

Daisy Woodward

There is an inherent, inescapable allure, stemming from the photographer's aptitude for composition and ability to encapsulate the atmospheric quality of light so unique to the area... Through his exceptionally executed, deeply poetic works, we are reminded that we – with our limited life spans and endless aspirations – pale in comparison to the longstanding landscapes that surround us.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/8/2016

Robert Adams: The New West

Robert Adams: The New West"Green Mountain" is reproduced from Robert Adams: The New West, Steidl's exquisitely printed fortieth anniversary edition of this New Topographics classic, first published in 1974. In the Foreword, John Szarkowski writes, "Adams' pictures describe with precision and fastidious justice some of the mortal and venial sins that we have committed against our land in recent decades. The gaggle of plywood ranch houses at the foot of the mountain, fenced in by the trailer parks, acid neon, and extruded plastic of the highway, is an affront even to our modest expectations. But his pictures also show us that these settlements express human aspirations, and that they are therefore not uninteresting. It is clear also that these places are very casually built, and wil therefore acquire character soon enough. Amateur carpenters, willful repairmen, and the fearful climate will add a sort of architectural variety. And as Adams says, the sun shines on these works also, even if not quite so brightly as it did." continue to blog


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Robert Adams: From the Missouri West

ROBERT ADAMS: FROM THE MISSOURI WEST

Edited by Joshua Chuang.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291683 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2017
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Perfect Places, Perfect Company

ROBERT ADAMS: PERFECT PLACES, PERFECT COMPANY

Edited by Joshua Chuang.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291690 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2017
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Our Lives and Our Children

ROBERT ADAMS: OUR LIVES AND OUR CHILDREN

Edited by Joshua Chuang.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958290976 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2017
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Cottonwoods

ROBERT ADAMS: COTTONWOODS

Edited by Joshua Chuang. Interview by Constance Sullivan.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958290969 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2017
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Around the House

ROBERT ADAMS: AROUND THE HOUSE

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337430 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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Robert Adams: The New West

ROBERT ADAMS: THE NEW WEST

Edited by Joshua Chang. Foreword by John Szarkowski. Introduction by Robert Adams.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869309002 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | In stock


Robert Adams: Buildings in Colorado 1964-1980 & Rudolf Schwarz: Architecture and Photography

ROBERT ADAMS: BUILDINGS IN COLORADO 1964-1980 & RUDOLF SCHWARZ: ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Text by Joshua Chuang, Wolfgang Pehnt.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863356538 | US $120.00

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine

ROBERT ADAMS: A ROAD THROUGH SHORE PINE

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337409 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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Robert Adams: The Place We Live

ROBERT ADAMS: THE PLACE WE LIVE

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305332 | US $250.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2014
Active | In stock


Robert Adams: Light Balances / On Any Given Day in Spring

ROBERT ADAMS: LIGHT BALANCES / ON ANY GIVEN DAY IN SPRING

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146620 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 6/30/2013
Out of print | Not Available


Robert Adams: Gone

ROBERT ADAMS: GONE

STEIDL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL

ISBN: 9783865219176 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2010
Active | In stock


Robert Adams: Tree Line

ROBERT ADAMS: TREE LINE

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783865219565 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 5/31/2010
Active | In stock


Robert Adams: Questions for an Overcast Day

ROBERT ADAMS: QUESTIONS FOR AN OVERCAST DAY

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146460 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2008
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Robert Adams: Turning Back

ROBERT ADAMS: TURNING BACK

Photographs by Robert Adams.

FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781933045016 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 5/15/2005
Out of print | Not Available


Robert Adams: Commercial/Residential

ROBERT ADAMS: COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL

Photographs by Robert Adams.

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC/PPP EDITIONS

ISBN: 9780971548015 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 6/2/2003
Out of print | Not Available


Robert Adams: California

ROBERT ADAMS: CALIFORNIA

Introduction by Robert Hass.

FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337102 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 11/2/2000
Out of print | Not Available


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