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New York City, NY: Roth Horowitz LLC, 1999. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Roth Horowitz LLC, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Collection of landscape photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Published simultaneously but should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. One of the smallest limitations ever, the Deluxe Edition is now rare. The editions have the same ISBN. An austerely elegant production by Robert Adams, Jerry Kelly, and Andrew Roth: Regular-sized volume format. Black hard boards with titles embossed on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Robert Adams. Except for a very brief Introductory Note by Adams, there is no text. Printed in tritone on thick uncoated stock paper by the legendary Stinehour Press in the United States to the very highest standards. The reproductions have an immaculate beauty and purity that are both moving and breathtaking. Matching black hard board slipcase. Without DJ, as issued. Presents images of Eden, Colorado, which was named not after the Biblical place, but a former railroad official. The Garden of Mister Eden is made up of railroad tracks, gas tanks, metal sheds, military salvage lots, and the Westland Truck Stop, captured in "sunny-day" bright, starkly evocative photographs that implant themselves in one's mind. A photographer's photographer, Robert Adams has published indispensable books about the radical (and irreversible) transformation of the American West (his work is the inspiration for Richard Avedon's "In The American West") for more than forty years. A MacArthur Genius Grant laureate, one of very few photographers so honored, Adams is regarded by critics and admirers as the greatest American landscape photographer since Ansel Adams, with whom he ironically shares the same surname, and nothing else. Indeed, Robert Adams is the ultimate anti-Ansel Adams photographer, an artist who evokes our inner desolation and rejects Ansel's majesty and grandeur by exposing the detritus of modern civilization. The latter has done more to destroy both Nature and our natural connection to it than any other "development" in human history. This is a spare and perfect book by "the most restlessly and profoundly interesting American landscape photographer since Edward Weston" (Aperture Foundation). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Adams collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen by the photographer: "Robert Adams 24". This title sold out before publication and is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition still available online, is enclosed within protective plastic wrappers, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 17 tritone plates. Robert Adams' "What We Bought: The New West" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest living American photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT ADAMS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1564660680.
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