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Robert Adams: Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area [SIGNED]

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado: Colorado Associated University Press, 1977
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0870811010
Condition: Fine / Very Good
Item #: 112066

$850.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the title page by Adams. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. 124 pp., with 92 black-and-white plates. 9 x 10-3/4 inches.

Condition

Fine in Very Good dust jacket (sunning to the jacket, endemic to the title).

Description

From the publisher: "Denver was once known for the grandeur of its setting and the clarity of its air, but haas more recently gained notoriety for its uncontrolled growth. Among problems, for example, that have accompanied the growth are a rate of violent crime that is now nearly double that of new York, and a smog level routinely exceeding that of Los Angeles. Robert Adams brings to this landscape an acute vision, one that has earned him widespread respect as a photographer...Adams' interest is in areas of the city that are not usually thought memorable -- subdivisions, freeways, shopping centers, and industrial lands. he discovers in these lost scenes an unorthodox beauty, even while establishing in them our failure to create fully humane living conditions. Those concerned with the future of the suburban American West will find this a document of major importance."