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Adams, Robert. EDEN: THE DELUXE EDITION. New York City, NY: Roth Horowitz LLC, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 36 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of landscape and place photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of the 20th century. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. One of Robert Adams' smallest limitations ever, published simultaneously, and should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Both Editions have the same ISBN. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. 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 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 highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. Matching black hard board slipcase. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its ultimate collectible format, Robert Adams' "Eden". Images of Eden, Colorado, 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 the blinding desert light, these are stark photographs that somehow implant themselves in one's memory. Robert Adams has published indispensable books about the radical (and irreversible) transformation of the American West for more than forty years (his work is the inspiration for Richard Avedon's "In The American West"). A MacArthur Genius Grant Laureate, one of very few photographers so honored, Adams is regarded by critics and admirers as the greatest American landscape and place photographer since Ansel Adams, with whom he 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 explicitly rejects Ansel's lush Romanticism as false majesty - by exposing instead 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. "The most restlessly and profoundly interesting American 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/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen by Robert Adams. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of few copies of the Deluxe Edition still available online and despite its imperfection (open tear on back cover's spine) is still in especially fine condition: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. It is priced accordingly. 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 photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT ADAMS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1564660680. $500.00

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