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Robert Adams27 Roads


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Roads are the most simple, obvious and radical form of architecture, for better or worse. This book by Adams pictures roads in their sheer and blunt beauty. A classic of the ‘New Topographics’.

« The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. 27 Roads is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist’s concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams’ roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, “Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one.” »

  • Fraenkel Gallery
  • Language English
  • Release2018
  • Pages64
  • Format30.7 x 33.5 cm
  • ISBN9781881337478

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