(lxxxviii). 40 b&w plates. Photographers statement. 40 reproductions of photographs documenting the expansions of business and subdivisions in the American north west. Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. Quarter bound with grey paper covered backstrip and black paper covered boards. Titles printed in white on front panel. Black heavy stock dustjacket with embossed titles on front panel. Internally clean and unmarked with tight sound binding. Slightly splayed boards with soft bend to ffep. Slight wear on surface of boards. Dustjacket now protected by plastic book wrap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "To what extent can we love the developing American West? We know the urgency of that question because bitterness has sometimes made us exiles. My first attempt to describe the region in a book (The New West, 1974) omitted pictures that might have helped. I am grateful now to be able to reproduce them. They record a geography that is still in some respects characteristic, one where we could do better but where the rest is faultless.
At about the time I took the pictures I read an interview with Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard's cameraman. In it Coutard noted with gratitude that 'daylight has an inhuman faculty for always being perfect.' It is one of the mercies, I believe, by which each of us is allowed to live." --Robert Adams, from Commercial/Residential
Title: Robert Adams : Commercial Residential. ...
Publisher: PPP Editions
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Andrew Roth Incorporation, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. One of a limited 1000 printing. Minor edge wear and handling soil to boards and jacket. Jacket's spine light moderately rubbed, as well as 2 cm of the front and back panel connected to the spine. Pages clean and crisp. In very good shape overall. Bookseller Inventory # 036196
Book Description Roth Horowitz, LLC/PPP Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0971548013 VG in VG d.j. 8vo square. B & W ills. Limited edition of 1000. This copy shows a slight printing error on two pages: small circular ink stains in the white margins. Otherwise just slight handling wear to d.j. No tears or creases. Overall an attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1004878
Book Description PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Special Edition. New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz, 2003. (8 x 9 in., 20.3 x 22.9 cm). First edition. This copy number 26 of the signed and slipcased deluxe edition of 50. Black paper wrapped boards with grey semi-gloss paper wrapped spine and white titles on the front cover (fine save for faint rubbing and a linear rub to the sensitive surface); rubberized black paper dust jacket with embossed title (fine); black paper wrapped slipcase (fine save for extremely minor wear). Brief introduction by Adams followed by 40 plates beautifully printed by Trifolio of Verona, Italy (and with "Special thanks to Sue Medlicott.") "Nearly three decades after the publication of 'The New West', Adams revisited images from that project that did not appear in the 1974 book. Sorted by the two categories denoted in the title of the volume, the pictures are unified by a quality of light that lifts them above those sterile classifications." (Chuang, 'Books by Robert Adams' in 'The Place We Live volume III', np.) Beautifully produced, albeit fragile, hence scarce in such well-preserved condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2010033