Publisher: Boulder, Colorado: The Colorado Associated University Press, 1974
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111135
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the title page by Adams. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, introduction and additional text by Robert Adams. Foreword by John Szarkowski. 122 pp., with 56 black-and-white plates. 9-1/4 x 10 inches. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] Out of print. Extremely scarce.
Near Fine (slight bump to upper right corner of front board), in Near Fine dust jacket (a 1/2-inch taped tear at top of rear hinge, else Fine).
From the publisher of the 2000 reissue of this landmark book (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König): "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."