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From the Missouri West

Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: Gottingen, Germany : Steidl, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded second editionView all editions and formats
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"These views of the American West, made by Robert Adams between 1975 and 1983, evoke a wide range of memories, myths and regrets associated with America's final frontier. In the nineteenth century, that frontier began at the Missouri River, beyond which lay a landscape of natural grandeur and purity, challenging the spirit and promising redemption. At the time the pictures were made, the hand of man had not so much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Robert Adams; Robert Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Adams
ISBN: 9783958291683 3958291686
OCLC Number: 1083722604
Notes: Chiefly illustrated.
Description: 130 pages : illustrations ; 35 x 40 cm
Other Titles: Photographs.
Robert Adams :
Responsibility: Robert Adams.

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"These views of the American West, made by Robert Adams between 1975 and 1983, evoke a wide range of memories, myths and regrets associated with America's final frontier. In the nineteenth century, that frontier began at the Missouri River, beyond which lay a landscape of natural grandeur and purity, challenging the spirit and promising redemption. At the time the pictures were made, the hand of man had not so much disfigured as domesticated that paradise, leaving its mark of intrusion almost casually, with the assurance of absolute triumph. Adams recorded this intrusion with neither judgment nor irony; the land he shows has simply been changed, reduced, made ordinary. Yet a second look makes it apparent that the hand of man has, after all, its limitations. First published in 1980, From the Missouri West marked a watershed in the history of landscape photography by reclaiming the West's sublimity as worthy of unromantic consideration. The link between Adams's work to that of the pioneering figures who surveyed the Western landscape more than a century earlier--in particular Timothy O'Sullivan--is drawn out in this re-edited and substantially enlarged edition of the book"--Publisher's website.

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