Listening to the river seasons in the American West

Adams, Robert; Stafford, William

Verlag: Aperture 1994; c1994
ISBN 10: 0893815659 / ISBN 13: 9780893815653
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Inhaltsangabe: Listening to the River is a celebration of anonymous places where we can still find nature's beauty. Robert Adams first visited these particular locations as a boy, when the West seemed unchanging. Now in his fifties, he returns to them with the affection of a longtime acquaintance. The book records hushed walks when irrelevancies are forgotten, when sunlight makes the fields, hills, and roads new.

Adams has chosen twelve poems by William Stafford to accompany the pictures. Both photographer and poet observe a practice of quiet in the out-of-doors, and both discover there a promise.

This is an optimistic book, though not a sentimental one: a number of the photographs record views of the suburban West. "Any tree in the path of development appears to have an uncertain future," Adams observes. Listening to the River affirms, however, that trees and other elements of nature are ultimately protected. "Part of what their beauty means," says the photographer, "is that they are safe."

In 1989 Adams spoke at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about his enjoyment of the landscape, citing as an example his experiences at rural crossroads on the plains: "Sometimes there doesn't seem to be anything there at all-- just two roads, four fields, and sky. Small things, however, can become important-- a lark or a mailbox or sunflowers. And if I wait I may see the architecture-- the roads and the fields and the sky. Were you and I to drive the prairie together, and the day turned out to be a good one, we might not say much. We might get out of the truck at a crossroads, stretch, walk a little ways, and then walk back. Maybe the lark would sing. Maybe we would stand for a while, all views to the horizon, all roads interesting. We might find there a balance of form and openness, even of community and freedom. It would be the world as we had hoped, and we would recognize it together."

About the Author: Robert Adams has lived most of his life in Colorado. His photographs of the developed West have been widely published and exhibited.

William Stafford (1914-1993) was raised in Kansas but spent much of his life in Oregon, where he worked as a college teacher. His many books of poetry-- among them Stories That Could Be True, A Glass Face in the Rain, and Smoke's Way-- earned him the admiration and affection of a wide, general audience, and of his colleagues. Many readers agree with the poet Louis Simpson that if the United States is "to have a sense of itself, it will be through work like Stafford's."

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Buchbeschreibung Aperture Foundation Inc., New York, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Robert Adams Photos (illustrator). AS NEW! 112 pp. Text and over 100 B/W photographs. Adams visited numerous Colorado outdoors locations and recorded in B/W photographs the quiet, plain-speaking, peaceful landscapes that he captures with inobtrusive ease. Accompanied by 12 poems by William Stafford that augment Adams's images. A Near Fine unused copy with a strong binding and clean pages; the only flaw is slightly bumped lower corner tips; otherwise this copy is Fine/As New. In a NF DJ with only minor chipping at tail of spine, now in an archival mylar protective cover. No finer copy for this price! PA0073 Size: Oblong 10 X 13 Inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10-001735x

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Buchbeschreibung Aperture, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in cream cloth with silver title on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine. Adams chose 12 poems by William Stafford to accompany his B&W images that explore nature's beauty in the anonymous places of the American West. Sequences across two page spreads appear to create a narrative. 110 pages. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required for non-domestic shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2080139445

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Buchbeschreibung Aperture, New York, 1994. First edition. Oblong hardcover. First printing. Features 12 poems by William Stafford selected by Adams. Includes 176 of Adams beautiful black and white images of the American west. A very near fine copy in very near fine dust jacket with some slight fading to the spine and panel edges near the spine. (Parr & Badger v2, 43). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 150590

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