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Photograph - Newly occupied tract houses, Col'ado
  • Newly occupied tract houses, Col'ado
    Adams, Robert, born 1937
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Newly occupied tract houses, Col'ado

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Colorado (photographed)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, Robert, born 1937 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.951-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case BLUE CAGE

Place of Origin

Colorado (photographed)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Adams, Robert, born 1937 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Descriptive line

20thC; Adams Robert, Newly occupied tract houses, Col'ado

Labels and date

Adams’s photographs of new towns subtly explore the contrast between nature and man-made structures. The images do not encourage judgements but suggest an uneasy coexistence. Photographed in the harsh light of the American West, the classical simplicity of the images illustrates Adams’s visual sense of fairness. Mountains and suburbs are treated with equal gravity and respect. [21/11/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Robert Adams (born 1937)
‘Newly Occupied Tract Houses, Colorado’
‘Outdoor Theatre and Cheyenne Mountain’
1968

Adams’s photographs explore the contrast
between nature and man-made structures. The
images do not encourage judgements but suggest
an uneasy coexistence. Photographed in the harsh
light of the American West, the classical simplicity
of the images illustrates Adams’s visual sense of
fairness. Mountains and suburbs are treated with
equal gravity and respect.

Gelatin silver prints
Museum no. Ph.951, 952-1978
[11 03 2014]

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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