Publisher: Köln (Cologne): Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 105058
1974/2000. First edition thus (English), first printing of this re-issued title. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. Original 1974 Foreword by John Szarkowski and 1974 introduction by Robert Adams. Additional essay in this new edition by Heinz Liesbrock and an interview with Robert Adams in 2000 by Thomas Weski (in English). 218 pp., with 56 duotone plates. 9-1/4 x 10 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the publisher: "Robert Adams' The New West can be accounted one of the outstanding works of artistic photography since 1945. This series of 56 pictures stands in the tradition of such projects as Walker Evans' American Photographs (1938) and Robert Frank's The Americans (1958). The wide open spaces of the American West have all but disappeared. Robert Adam's legendary book The New West tells of what has taken their place: the destruction of a once grandiose landscape by settlement which imposed highways, cheap housing developments and the vacuous chaos of advertising signs in the cities."