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Robert Adams
Summer Nights, Walking (2009 Revised edition)

Photographs by Robert Adams

Design by Katy Homans

Aperture / Yale University Art Gallery, 2009

Hardcover with dust jacket and printed obi

80 pp., 60 b/w illustrations

172 x 215 mm

ISBN 978-1-59711-117-1

Item #1635

0.800 1635 EUR 195.00 Add to Cart

In the mid-1970s, Robert Adams began recording nocturnal scenes near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, suburban houses, roads, sidewalks and fields seemed transfigured. 25 years after first publishing a sequence of these pictures in 1985 as Summer Nights, he revisited his project, amending its title and completely re-editing its contents to create a more disquieting and thus more accurate reflection of his experience. Hailed as a new classic, Summer Nights, Walking went out of print soon after it was published in 2009.

This exquisitely produced edition was carefully re-edited and re-sequenced by the photographer, who has added 39 previously unpublished images. Redesigned by revered book designer Katy Homans and printed as dry-trap tritone on uncoated paper by Meridian Printing. It is truly an "objet d'art" for the avid book collector.

Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, the houses, roads, sidewalks, and fields retain the wonder of the original edition, while adopting the artist's intention of a dreamy fluidity. The extraordinary care taken with the new reproductions also conveys Adams’s appeal to look again at places we might have dismissed as uninteresting.

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