Friday, August 7, 2009

Books : Summer Nights, Walking by Robert Adams

I will have a summer break from this blog, working on some project and waiting for the CHinese government to open again Blogspot (they will ever do?).... but for a while I will stop posting for the August Break. So far since February I have been quite regular in daily posting on what i like and what interesting things coming out from the world of Photography, I have done a forced break in JUne due the censorship of Blogspot here in China until I discover the proxy which allow me to enter and write articles (not without any difficulties....)
I will resume posting after the summer break, meanwhile I will leave you for now with the book from Robert Adams called Summer Nights, walking.
here a note from the publisher:
"In this exquisitely produced book, the influential American photographer Robert Adams revisits the classic collection of nocturnal landscapes that he began making in the mid-1970s near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Originally published by Aperture in 1985 as Summer Nights, this new edition has been carefully reedited and resequenced by the photographer, who has added 39 previously unpublished images. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, the houses, roads, sidewalks and fields in Summer Nights,Walking retain the wonder and stillness of the original edition, while adopting the artist’s intention of a dreamy fluidity, befitting his nighttime perambulations. The extraordinary care taken with the new reproductions also registers Adams’ attention to the subtleties of the night, and conveys his appeal to look again at places we might have dismissed as uninteresting. Adams observes,“What attracted me to the subjects at a new hour was the discovery then of a neglected peace.”
Aperture/Yale University Art Galler, New York, 2009. 84 pp., 70 tritone illustrations, 8¾x8½".