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Robert Adams: Prairie (First Edition)

Publisher: Denver: Denver Art Museum, 1978
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0914738135
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112355



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Printed blue wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. Foreword by Thomas T. Maytham. Includes a list of plates. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 33 black-and-white plates printed by Rapoport Printing Corporation, New York. 8 x 9 inches.


Near Fine (small bump to heel of spine, affecting all pages; 1/4-inch ink mark at lower edge of cover; slight sunning to spine, and moderate wear to the extremities; else Fine).


From the Denver Art Museum (in 2011): "The first edition of Prairie, published in 1978, is now a sought-after collector's item....Informed by a dedication to ecological principles, Adams's photographs offer an unsentimental view of the American wilderness--paying tribute both to its natural beauty and to the infrastructure of life on the land: farmhouses, gravel roads, and furrowed fields. This [book] stands as a monument to Adams's work, and a poignant reminder of the quiet but profound ways in which our habitation of the land alters it."