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Robert Adams

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


                 

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

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

Slip Pbk 2 vols., 10.25 x 8 in. / 82 pgs / 87 bw. | 6/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781880146620 | $40.00


Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

APERTURE/YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Clth, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 84 pgs / 70 tritone. | 10/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597111171 | $50.00


Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

APERTURE

Slip Clth, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 84 pgs / 70 tritone / Ltd Ed.150 copies. | 4/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597111294 | $150.00


Robert Adams: The New West

APERTURE
Foreword by John Szarkowski.

Hardback, 10 x 9 in. / 136 pgs / 56 duotone. | 5/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597110600 | $45.00


Robert Adams: Questions for an Overcast Day

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 / 74 pgs. / 33 tritone. | 2/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781880146460 | $40.00


Robert Adams: Along Some Rivers

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Text by Richard B. Woodward.

Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 28 duotone. | 5/1/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9781597110044 | $24.95


Robert Adams: Beauty in Photography

APERTURE
Essays by Robert Adams.

Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 112 pgs / 23 reproductions throughout. | 6/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780893813680 | $16.95


Robert Adams: Why People Photograph

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Text and essays by Robert Adams.

Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 189 pgs / 29 reproductions throughout. | 6/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780893816032 | $16.95


Robert Adams: Turning Back

FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Clothbound, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 234 pgs / 164 tritone. | 5/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933045016 | $65.00


          

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Robert Adams: Summer Nights

APERTURE
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.25 in. / 48 pgs / 40 reproductions throughout. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9780893811419 | $14.98


Robert Adams: Commercial/Residential

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC/PPP EDITIONS
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Hardcover, 9 x 8 in. / 43 pgs / 40 tritone. | 6/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9780971548015 | $55.00


Robert Adams: California

FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
Introduction by Robert Hass.

Hardcover, 11.25 x 9.5 in. / 132 pgs / 57 tritone | 11/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9781881337102 | $45.00


Robert Adams: The New West

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Photographs by Robert Adams. Contributions by Thomas Weski. Text by John Szarkowski.

Hardcover, 10 x 9.25 in. / 136 pgs / 56 duotone | 2/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9783883754611 | $55.00


Robert Adams: Eden

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Hardcover, 9 x 8 in. / 20 pgs / 17 tritone. | 1/2/1999 | Not available
ISBN 9781564660688 | $75.00


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

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery/Fraenkel Gallery.

With Light Balances, Robert Adams (born 1937) delves into the endless permutations of rhythm and contrast that take place between sunlight and trees. Photographing in a protected forest around the Columbia River estuary near the town of Astoria, Oregon, where he has lived since 1997, Adams undertook a study of the area that is Cézanne-like in its single-minded attention to nature’s minute shifts and variations. These 59 black-and-white photographs, made between 2005 and 2011, revel in the interplay of sunlight and leaves, branches, trunks, grass and the dirt of the forest floor, attaining a rich variety of texture and pattern that is at once filled with specificities and diffusely abstract. Published concurrently with Adams’ international touring retrospective, this beautifully produced volume shows a master photographer eliciting marvelous subtleties from the landscape of the Northwest.

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MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

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Slip Paperback 2 vols., 10.25 x 8 in. / 82 pgs / 87 bw.

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PUB DATE 6/30/2013
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Robert Adams: Summer Nights, WalkingRobert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

Published by Aperture/Yale University Art Gallery.

In this exquisitely produced book, the influential American photographer Robert Adams revisits the classic collection of nocturnal landscapes that he began making in the mid-1970s near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Originally published by Aperture in 1985 as Summer Nights, this new edition has been carefully reedited and resequenced by the photographer, who has added 39 previously unpublished images. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, the houses, roads, sidewalks and fields in Summer Nights, Walking retain the wonder and stillness of the original edition, while adopting the artist's intention of a dreamy fluidity, befitting his nighttime perambulations. The extraordinary care taken with the new reproductions also registers Adams' attention to the subtleties of the night, and conveys his appeal to look again at places we might have dismissed as uninteresting. Adams observes, "What attracted me to the subjects at a new hour was the discovery then of a neglected peace."

PUBLISHER
APERTURE/YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

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Clth, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 84 pgs / 70 tritone.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2009
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Robert Adams: Summer Nights, WalkingRobert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

Signed and Numbered Edition

Published by Aperture.

In this exquisitely produced signed and numbered volume, the influential American photographer Robert Adams revisits the classic collection of nocturnal landscapes that he began making in the mid-1970s near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Originally published by Aperture in 1985 as Summer Nights, this new edition has been carefully reedited and resequenced by the photographer, who has added 39 previously unpublished images. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, the houses, roads, sidewalks and fields in Summer Nights, Walking retain the wonder and stillness of the original edition, while adopting the artist's intention of a dreamy fluidity, befitting his nighttime perambulations. The extraordinary care taken with the new reproductions also registers Adams' attention to the subtleties of the night, and conveys his appeal to look again at places we might have dismissed as uninteresting. Adams observes, "What attracted me to the subjects at a new hour was the discovery then of a neglected peace." Limited edition of 150 copies.

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APERTURE

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Slip Clth, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 84 pgs / 70 tritone / Ltd Ed.150 copies.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2010
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Robert Adams: The New WestRobert Adams: The New West

Published by Aperture.
Foreword by John Szarkowski.

Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams' The New West signaled a paradigm shift in the photographic representation of American landscapes. Foregoing photography's traditional role of romanticizing the Western landscape, Adams focused instead on the construction of tract and mobile homes, subdivisions, shopping centers and urban sprawl in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and the Denver area. Adams transmuted these zones with his minimalist vision of their austerity; as he has noted, "no place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film." Objective and direct, Adams' photographs, rendered in his signature middle-gray scale, unsentimentally depict a despoiled landscape washed in the intense Colorado sunlight. Today The New West stands alongside Walker Evans' American Photographs, Robert Frank's The Americans and Stephen Shore's Uncommon Places in the pantheon of landmark projects on American culture and society. This second reissue of the classic publication has been recreated from Adams' original prints, and will be released ahead of a major traveling exhibition that will launch in 2010. Foreword by John Szarkowski.

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APERTURE

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Hardback, 10 x 9 in. / 136 pgs / 56 duotone.

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PUB DATE 5/1/2008
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Robert Adams: Questions for an Overcast DayRobert Adams: Questions for an Overcast Day

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery/Fraenkel Gallery.

Questions for an Overcast Day is a series of 33 photographs of young alder trees growing along the Oregon coastline near the artist's home. The series begins by focusing on the branches of the trees, and, progressing from one image to the next, narrows its focus, culminating with several images of a single leaf.
The leaves on the trees appear perforated, the precise cause of which is unknown. The artist likens the particular pattern of erosion on each leaf to hieroglyphics, reading in them a unique "calligraphy of disaster." About them, Adams writes:
What would account for the condition of the leaves--
drought, insects, rocky ground, disease, herbicide, wind?
Are the leaves beautiful?
As with the artist's earlier photographs--of suburban detritus, tract housing under construction and devastated, clear-cut forests--the viewer is invited to find beauty as it coexists with the imperfection, even destruction, of the present day.

PUBLISHER
MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY/FRAENKEL GALLERY

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Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 / 74 pgs. / 33 tritone.

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PUB DATE 2/1/2008
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Robert Adams: Along Some RiversRobert Adams: Along Some Rivers

Photographs and Conversations

Published by Aperture.
Text by Richard B. Woodward.

Robert Adams, one of America's foremost living photographers, has spent decades considering and documenting the landscape of the American West and the ways it has been altered, disturbed, or destroyed by the hand of man. A professor of English before turning to photography, Adams is also a skilled writer and acute thinker on aesthetic questions. Aperture's previous bestselling collections of his essays, Beauty in Photography and Why People Photograph, assembled his thoughts on a range of subjects, including writing, teaching, photography's place in the arts and a host of fellow photographers. Along Some Rivers collects Adams's correspondence and conversations--some of which have never been published before--with writers and curators including William McEwan, Constance Sullivan and Thomas Weski. In so doing, it provides another point of entry, offering a portrait of the artist in debate and elucidating his thoughts on a number of his now legendary projects, including Cottonwoods and What We Bought. Adams also expounds on why, in his view, Marcel Duchamp has not been a helpful guide for art, and he discusses which filmmakers and painters have influenced him, which cameras he prefers and how he approaches printing his pictures. Along Some Rivers also includes a selection of 28 unpublished landscapes.

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APERTURE

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Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 28 duotone.

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PUB DATE 5/1/2006
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Robert Adams: Beauty in PhotographyRobert Adams: Beauty in Photography

Essays in Defense of Traditional Values

Published by Aperture.
Essays by Robert Adams.

The eight essays in Beauty in Photography provide a critical appreciation of photography by one of its foremost proponents. The result is a rare book of criticism, alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration.

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APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 112 pgs / 23 reproductions throughout.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
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Robert Adams: Why People PhotographRobert Adams: Why People Photograph

Selected Essays and Reviews

Published by Aperture.
Text and essays by Robert Adams.

A now classic text on the art, Why People Photograph gathers a selection of essays by the great master photographer Robert Adams, tackling such diverse subjects as collectors, humor, teaching, money and dogs. Adams also writes brilliantly on Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Judith Joy Ross, Susan Meiselas, Michael Schmidt, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Eugène Atget. The book closes with two essays on “working conditions” in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century American West, and the essay “Two Landscapes.” Adams writes: “At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are.”

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APERTURE

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 189 pgs / 29 reproductions throughout.

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Robert Adams: Summer NightsRobert Adams: Summer Nights

Published by Aperture.
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Summer Nights is a sequence of nightscapes photographed along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Adams's attention to the subtleties of extreme light and dark emphasizes his appeal to look again at places often overlooked. "What attracted me to the subjects at a new hour," he observes, "was the discovery of a neglected peace."

PUBLISHER
APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.25 in. / 48 pgs / 40 reproductions throughout.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
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STATUS: Out of print | 4/1/2008

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Robert Adams: Turning BackRobert Adams: Turning Back

A Photographic Journal of Re-Exploration

Published by Fraenkel Gallery/Matthew Marks Gallery.
Photographs by Robert Adams.

Turning Back: A Photographic Journal of Re-Exploration is published to coincide with the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The narrative begins at the Pacific Ocean and moves eastward through what was formerly one of the world's great rain forests. Photographs at the center of the book report on the forest's destruction. Elsewhere they trace a search for hope. Two hundred years ago, Lewis and Clark reported finding in the American Northwest a vast forest of ancient evergreens. In Turning Back Robert Adams looks again at the region's trees, discovering evidence both of America's failure and of a continuing promise. President Jefferson's primary charge to Lewis and Clark was to prepare the way for American commerce. Today, historians still speculate about why, upon his return, Lewis lapsed into depression and apparently committed suicide. “Going east,” Adams suggests, “was more difficult than going west.” So what is the future? Turning Back documents two kinds of predictive evidence. On the one hand we observe the results of greed so unrestrained that they are indistinguishable from those of nihilism. On the other we see what still lives, whether by our design or neglect, or Providence; in these 164 pictures the tone is celebratory, as in a prayer book. From coastal landscapes populated with tourists to timber clear-cutting and small family farms in eastern Oregon, here we reflect on what was lost, what is retained, and what we value both regionally and as a people with a common history.

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FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

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Clothbound, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 234 pgs / 164 tritone.

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PUB DATE 5/15/2005
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Robert Adams: Commercial/Residential

Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range 1968-1972

Published by Roth Horowitz, LLC/PPP Editions.
Photographs by Robert Adams.

“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

PUBLISHER
ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC/PPP EDITIONS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 8 in. / 43 pgs / 40 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/2/2003
Out of print

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Robert Adams: California

Views by Robert Adams of the Los Angeles Basin, 1978-1983

Published by Fraenkel Gallery/Matthew Marks Gallery.
Introduction by Robert Hass.

Since the 1960's, Robert Adams has used his camera lens to document the changing landscape of the United States. Covering the turbulent period from 1978 to 1983, Robert Adams' photographs of the Los Angeles basin document a disintegration that is at once social and ecological. At the same time, however, they reveal a persistent verdancy and vitality in the landscape that contains a glimmer of hope. This hope that Adams shares with the viewer is much like the hope held out at the end of a classical tragedy--insistent, yet difficult to account for. In California we find a bird in a defoliated orchard, a suddenly clear day on a quiet road, the astonishing silhouette of a eucalyptus in smog--and we are left wondering how to explain these seemingly unreal moments.The images here constitute yet another chapter in the oeuvre of one of the most important landscape photographers of our time, building on and communicating with Adams' continuing contribution to the national dialogue about America's health and future--as well as his monumental contribution to contemporary photography. Printed in stunning tritones, this new monograph features a revelatory introduction by former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass.

PUBLISHER
FRAENKEL GALLERY/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.25 x 9.5 in. / 132 pgs / 57 tritone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 11/2/2000
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STATUS: Out of print | 10/23/2001

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Robert Adams: The New WestRobert Adams: The New West

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Photographs by Robert Adams. Contributions by Thomas Weski. Text by John Szarkowski.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 9.25 in. / 136 pgs / 56 duotone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/2/2001
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STATUS: Out of print | 4/23/2003

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Robert Adams: EdenRobert Adams: Eden

Published by Roth Horowitz, LLC.
Photographs by Robert Adams.

PUBLISHER
ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 8 in. / 20 pgs / 17 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/2/1999
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1999

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ISBN 9781564660688 SDNR30
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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