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Robert Adams: Cottonwoods

Edited by Joshua Chuang. Interview by Constance Sullivan.

Robert Adams: Cottonwoods

A new expanded edition of Robert Adams’ homage to the cottonwood tree

Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams (born 1937), and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood. Revered by the Plains Indians, native cottonwoods animate the landscape unforgettably but their thirst for water and lack of commercial value have made them common targets for removal by agricultural business and housing developers. Some of Adams’ earliest pictures were of cottonwoods, and he photographed them throughout the 35 years that he lived in Colorado, beginning in 1975. Each of the black-and-white photos in the series was taken within a 50-mile radius of his home in Colorado. Originally published by the Smithsonian in 1994, this new edition of Cottonwoods has been expanded and enlarged to include an interview with Adams by Constance Sullivan.


Featured image is reproduced from Robert Adams: Around the House.

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Robert Adams has been photographing the shifting landscape of the American West for more than 50 years. The impact of human development on land has been his principal focus, as well as nature’s beauty – most notably the imperial qualities of trees.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/6/2018

In Cottonwoods, Robert Adams asks, 'If it is not too late, will we do better before it is too late?'

In <I>Cottonwoods</I>, Robert Adams asks, 'If it is not too late, will we do better before it is too late?'

"I took the pictures because, as Merrill Gilfillan wrote in Magpie Rising, 'Where there is any hope at all, there are cottonwoods on the horizon." Much has continued to change in Colorado since 1992 when Constance Sullivan and the Smithsonian Institution Press invited me to publish the early version of this photo essay and interview: the state's population has increased substantially, development has spread, water resources have diminished, and oil and gas wells have invaded even residential areas. Is it too late? If it is not too late, will we do better before it is too late? People of my age were children of privilege. William Stafford wrote, for example, of what fall days were like:
The sun was over our town; it was like a blade.
Kicking cottonwood leaves we ran toward storms.
Wherever we looked the land would hold us up.

- Robert Adams continue to blog


ROBERT ADAMS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Robert Adams: The Plains, from Memory

ROBERT ADAMS: THE PLAINS, FROM MEMORY

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783969990179
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 6/28/2022
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Robert Adams: Sea Stone

ROBERT ADAMS: SEA STONE

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337164
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 5/10/2022
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Robert Adams: A Parallel World

ROBERT ADAMS: A PARALLEL WORLD

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337515
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Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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Robert Adams: Standing Still

ROBERT ADAMS: STANDING STILL

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337522
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Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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Joshua Chuang & Robert Adams: Boats, Books, Birds

JOSHUA CHUANG & ROBERT ADAMS: BOATS, BOOKS, BIRDS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296619
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Pub Date: 6/28/2022
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Robert Adams: On Lookout Mountain

ROBERT ADAMS: ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296831
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Pub Date: 2/7/2023
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Robert Adams: Los Angeles Spring

ROBERT ADAMS: LOS ANGELES SPRING

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296824
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Pub Date: 2/7/2023
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Eden

ROBERT ADAMS: EDEN

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296817
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Pub Date: 2/7/2023
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

ROBERT ADAMS: SUMMER NIGHTS, WALKING

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296848
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 2/7/2023
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: 27 Roads

ROBERT ADAMS: 27 ROADS

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337478
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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Robert Adams: An Old Forest Road

ROBERT ADAMS: AN OLD FOREST ROAD

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960981237
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Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Robert Adams: Tenancy

ROBERT ADAMS: TENANCY

FRAENKEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9781881337454
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Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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Robert Adams: From the Missouri West

ROBERT ADAMS: FROM THE MISSOURI WEST

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291683
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Robert Adams: Perfect Places, Perfect Company

ROBERT ADAMS: PERFECT PLACES, PERFECT COMPANY

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ISBN: 9783958291690
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Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Robert Adams: Our Lives and Our Children

ROBERT ADAMS: OUR LIVES AND OUR CHILDREN

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958290976
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Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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Robert Adams: Cottonwoods

ROBERT ADAMS: COTTONWOODS

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ISBN: 9783958290969
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Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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