Adams, Robert (Photographer); Blake, William & Dickinson, Emily (Contributions). SUMMER NIGHTS, WALKING: ALONG THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE 1976-1982. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation/Yale University Art Gallery, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 84 pages. Fine/Fine.

New And Expanded Edition of the photographer's masterpiece. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Robert Adams, Katy Homans, and Joshua Chuang: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with gray metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Adams. Poems by William Blake and Emily Dickinson. Gray wraparound bellyband completely intact. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is stunning in its clarity, tonal range, and warmth. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents, in its revised, expanded, and definitive format, Robert Adams' "Summer Nights, Walking: Along The Colorado Front Range 1976-1982". Some of his most rigorous yet poetically beautiful images ever. First published in 1985 by Aperture, this final sequence by Adams incorporates 39 previously unpublished images. "Revisits the classic collection of nocturnal landscapes that he began making in the mid-1970's near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, the houses, roads, sidewalks, and fields retain the wonder and stillness of the original edition while adopting the artist's intention of a dreamy fluidity, befitting his nighttime perambulations" (Publisher's blurb). Identified with harsh images of the detritus of modern life, Robert Adams shows in "Summer Nights, Walking" that he has always had a Romantic, even Blakean-mystical relation to place. Adams is widely regarded as the greatest American photographer of landscape since Ansel Adams, with whom he shares the same surname, and nothing else. Indeed, Robert Adams is the prototypical anti-Ansel Adams landscape photographer, that is, a photographer who rejects what he perceives to be false majesty and grandeur. The images in "Summer Nights, Walking" are moving and eloquent in a hushed, quiet way. "Along with the incredible printing and understated cover, Adams has added some tougher pictures to the mix. Breathtaking" (Alec Soth). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Adams collectors. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws because they have been pored over again and again. Copies available online command as much as $500. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. 70 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 photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT ADAMS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1597111171. $200.00

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