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What We Bought The New World, Scenes from the Denver Metropolitan Area, 1970-1974


by Robert Adams
What We Bought The New World, Scenes from the Denver Metropolitan Area, 1970-1974
by Robert Adams
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'Denver' and 'What We Bought', together with 'The New West', form a loose trilogy of Robert Adams' work exploring the rapidly developing landscape of the Denver metropolitan area from 1968 through 1974. In the former two books, Adams created a comprehensive document that was resolute in its avoidance of romantic notions of the American West and dispassionately honest about man's despoliation of the land. Both books demonstrate the artist at the height of his powers as a documentary photographer and a poetic sequencer of images. The photographs featured in 'Denver' and 'What We Bought' show tract housing with mountain ranges in the distance, trailer lots devoid of people, suburban streets through generic windows, shopping mall interiors, and parking lots: subjects distinctly unspectacular, familiar, and banal.Adams' compositions are straightforward and democratic, and it is this precise turn from sentimentality that has made Adams one of the most influential figures in the history of American photography. These exquisite new editions, printed in rich tritones, celebrate this landmark work. 'Denver' also includes new and previously unpublished photographs from the project, chosen and sequenced by Adams himself.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 191 x 248 mm
208 pages, 193 tritone illustrations

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ISBN 13
9780300149630
Publisher
Yale University Art Gallery
Date Published
2009
Dimensions
9.30 x 7.9"
Binding
Hardcover
No. of Pages
208
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