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Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111075
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the front free endpaper by Adams. Hardcover. Brown cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. Includes a chronology, list of awards and exhibitions and a bibliography. 176 pp., with 136 duotone plates finely printed on coated paper in Germany by H. Stürtz, Würzburg. 11-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of a major retrospective traveling exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (slight rippling to upper edges and pinhole abrasion at top of rear fold, else Fine).
From the publisher: "Robert Adams's photographs emphasize the redemptive beauty of nature in the face of man's widespread and unremitting misuse of the land. Working in the western United States, Adams shows nature not in 'protected' isolation in the national parks nor in the remote reaches of such wilderness as still exists, but in familiar settings and ordinary places. From a clearcut in late afternoon light to a bush illuminated by a street lamp, he focuses on the modest--even banal--aspects of nature, and finds in them the remarkable."