‘linoleum buckles on counter tops, and unseasoned lumber twists walls out of plumb before the first occupants arrive.’
“My work in the landscape is ultimately about human culture, not about nature. I always think of landscape as historical, or historicized; as not existing outside of history.”
from Summer Nights Walking, 1976-1982 @ Robert Adams “By definition art is not propaganda; the goal is not to excite people to action but to help them find a sense
Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937, Robert Adams grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, where he lived for more than three decades before settling in Oregon. Since his beginnings
One is grateful for The Pond because we are in trouble, and because irony which focuses on the ugliness of man-made juxtapositions does not at this point, by itself, help.
In conjunction with the museum’s spring 2007 exhibit “Robert Adams: Turning Back” we sent Daniel Houghton ’06 to Oregon to interview photographer Robert Adams. Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937)
“Having a book allows you to prove that you’re not just a one or two picture photographer.” An Interview with Alexa Dilworth of the Center for Documentary Studies, April, 2011
From Park City, Lewis Baltz Landscape and the West – Irony and Critique in New Topographic Photography By Kelly Dennis, Paper Presented at the Forum UNESCO University and Heritage 10th
This pitiless light, virtually combusting in the thin Colorado air, was, I thought, an invention born in the certain glare of the place… By Tod Papageorge In April 2000, The
“One of the things that helps me with doing a book is getting a title at some point that lets me understand its content. I mean basically, that [points to
Gone? Photographs by Robert Adams. Steidl, 2010. Cat# DQ348 ISBN-13: 978-3865219176 Connect to the ASX world! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
As I have considered it over the years, the work has always seemed a sustaining and challenging mix of beauty, hope, despair, anger and love. By Peter Brown, Originally published