Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 136
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The open American West is nearly gone. "The New West" is a photographic essay about what came to fill it - freeways, tract homes, low-rise business buildings, and signs. In five sequences of pictures taken along the front wall of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Robert Adams has documented a representative sampling of the whole suburban Southwest. The views have a double power. At first they shock; normally we try to forget the commercial squalor they depict. Slowly, however, they reveal aspects of the geography - the shape of the land itself, for example - that are beyond man's harm. Adams has written that "all land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty"; the photographs show this. Originally published in 1974, "The New West" is now regarded as a classic book of photography, standing alongside Walker Evans's American Photographs and Robert Frank's The Americans in the pantheon of landmark projects exploring American culture...