Steidl, 2023. Revised and enlarged third edition. (First edition of Summer Nights published in 1985 by Aperture; Revised and expanded second edition of Summer Nights, Walking co-published in 2009 by Aperture and Yale University Press). Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket, 84 pp., 69 illustrations, 254 x 257 mm. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. Design by Katy Homans, Joshua Chuang, Holger Feroudj.
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 sensitively enlarged edition, printed with the same exquisite care as the original, makes this revered body of work available to a new audience.