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California : Views by Robert Adams of the Los Angeles Basin, 1978-1983

Robert Hass, essay

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ISBN 10: 1881337103 / ISBN 13: 9781881337102
Published by Fraenkel Gallery / Matthew Marks Gallery, San Franci, 2000
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Title: California : Views by Robert Adams of the ...

Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery / Matthew Marks Gallery, San Franci

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Since the 1960's, Robert Adams has used his camera lens to document the changing landscape of the United States. Covering the turbulent period from 1978 to 1983, Robert Adams' photographs of the Los Angeles basin document a disintegration that is at once social and ecological. At the same time, however, they reveal a persistent verdancy and vitality in the landscape that contains a glimmer of hope. This hope that Adams shares with the viewer is much like the hope held out at the end of a classical tragedy--insistent, yet difficult to account for. In California we find a bird in a defoliated orchard, a suddenly clear day on a quiet road, the astonishing silhouette of a eucalyptus in smog--and we are left wondering how to explain these seemingly unreal moments.The images here constitute yet another chapter in the oeuvre of one of the most important landscape photographers of our time, building on and communicating with Adams' continuing contribution to the national dialogue about America's health and future--as well as his monumental contribution to contemporary photography. Printed in stunning tritones, this new monograph features a revelatory introduction by former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass.

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About Robert Adams's pictures in California:
"There is an oddly touching quality here that is hard to define, but shining and recurrent. Adams's gift is occasionally akin to Atget's: both so cherish the scruffiest and dullest corners of existence that their frankly tender scrutiny transmutes their subjects."
-Vicki Goldberg, American Photographer.

"What Adams achieves is a poetry of depradation...A weariess of view fuses with the freshness of radiant seeing, as if Robert Frank's vision of a fifties America had blended with the imagery of Carleton Watkins's post-Civil War Yosemite."
-Max Kozloff, American Art.

"The pictures have an idiosyncratic beauty, and they serve as partial solace for the disharmonies they depict."
-Andy Grundberg, The New York Times.

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