Robert Adams: Beauty in Photography

Essays in Defense of Traditional Values

Photographs by Robert Adams. Authored by Robert Adams.

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The eight essays in Beauty in Photography provide a critical appreciation of photography by one of its foremost proponents. The result is a rare book of criticism, alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration.

Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 112
Publication date: 2005-06-15
Measurements: 5.51 x 8.26 x 0.39 inches
ISBN: 9780893813680


For Adams, art is not some timid diversion or self indulgent entertainment, but goes to the heart of who we are as civilized, compassionate human beings.The Capital Times
Eight eloquent and thought-provoking essays.Artweek
The sort of collection of essays to which one can return repeatedly.Camera 35

Photographs by Robert Adams. Authored by Robert Adams.

Robert Adams is a major figure in New Topographics movement known for his photographs of the modern American West. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, his many books include: From the Missouri West (1980), Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values (1981), Our Lives and Our Children (1983), Summer Nights, Walking (1985), Los Angeles Spring (1986), and Perfect Times, Perfect Places (1988). Adams’s work has been widely exhibited, including in a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.