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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. As New.

New And Expanded Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Limited Slipcased Edition of 150 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition that was published simultaneously with it. The Limited Edition is now rare. 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. Matching black cloth slipcase. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in its most collectible Limited Edition format, Robert Adams' "Summer Nights, Walking". One word: Masterpiece. First published in 1985 by Aperture, this definitive new sequence incorporates 39 previously unpublished images. "Robert Adams 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 both natural landscape and man-made place. Adams is now widely regarded as the greatest American landscape photographer since Ansel Adams, with whom he shares the same surname, and nothing else. Indeed, Robert Adams is the prototypical anti-Ansel Adams 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 serene, hushed, and 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 copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen by Robert Adams. This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: It should NOT be confused with the regular trade edition, which was issued simultaneously with it. A rare signed 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 American photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT ADAMS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1597111295. $1200.00

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