Robert Adams
Selected Bibliography



Books and Catalogues

2017
Adams, Robert. Art Can Help. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Adams, Robert. Robert Adams: Tenancy. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2017.

Thoreau, Henry David and W.S. Merlin. Robert Adams: An Old Forest Road. Cologne: Walther König, 2017 (forthcoming).

2016
Adams, Robert. Our Lives and Our Children. Edited by Joshua Chuang. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2016.

Adams, Robert. Around the House. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2016.

Sullivan, Constance, and Robert Adams. Robert Adams: Cottonwoods. Edited by Joshua Chuang. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2016.

2013
Adams, Robert. The Question of Hope. Tuscon: Nazraeli Press, 2013.

2012
Adams, Robert. Prairie. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Adams, Robert. Skogen. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Adams, Robert. Light Balances & On Any Given Day in Spring. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, 2012.

2011
Adams Robert. This Day: Photographs from Twenty-Five Years, The Northwest Coast. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Adams, Robert. Sea Stories. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

2010
Adams, Robert, Joshua Chuang, and Jock Reynolds. Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs, 1964-2009. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010.

Adams, Robert, Joshua Chuang, and Jock Reynolds. What Can We Believe Where?: Photographs of the American West. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010.

Adams, Robert. Gone? Göttingen: Steidl Publishers, 2010.

2009
Adams, Robert. Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area, 1970-1974. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009.

Fraenkel, Jeffrey and Frish Brandt, eds. Edward Hopper & Company. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2009.

Liesbrock, Heinz. Gone? Göttingen: Steidl; London: Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2009.

Salvesen, Britt, ed. New Topographics. Tucson, Arizona: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; Rochester, New York: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2009.

2007
Adams, Robert. Questions for an Overcast Day. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery; San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2007.

Adams, Robert. Time Passes. Paris: Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain, 2007.

2006
Adams, Robert. Along Some Rivers, Photographs and Conversations. New York: Aperture, 2006.

Adams, Robert. Interiors. Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2006.

Barnes, Martin and Kate Best, eds. Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour. London: Merrell Publishers in association with Victoria and Albert Museum, 2006.

2005
Adams, Robert. Turning Back: A Photographic Journal of Re-Exploration. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery; San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2005.

Adams, Robert. Pine Valley. Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2005.

2003
Adams, Robert. Commercial Residential. New York: PPP Editions, 2003.

Adams, Robert. No Small Journeys: Across Shopping Center Parking Lots, Down City Streets. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2003.

Fraenkel, Jeffrey and Frish Brandt, eds. The Eye Club. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2003.

2002
Papageorge, Tod. Robert Adams. What We Bought: The New World. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002.

2000
Adams, Robert. California: Views by Robert Adams of the Los Angeles Basin 1978-1983. Los Angeles: Fraenkel Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, 2000.

Kemp, Martin, ed. Photography. The Oxford History of Western Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

1999
Adams, Robert. Eden. New York: Roth Horowitz LLC, 1999.

Danziger, James. American Photographs 1900/2000. Paris and New York: Editions Assouline, 1999.

Grundberg, Andy, ed. Crisis of the Real: Writings on Photography since 1974. New York: Aperture Foundation, 1999.

Stepan, Peter, ed. Icons of Photography: The 20th Century. Munich, London, and New York: Prestel Verlag, 1999.

1998
Duesberry, Joellyn and Pattiann Rogers. A Covenant of Seasons. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1998.

Stack, Trudy Wilner. Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography. Tuscon: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1998.

1996
Castleberry, May and Martha A. Sandweiss. Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996.

Phillips, Sandra S., et. al. Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Chronicle Books, 1996.

1995
Adams, Robert. What we Bought: The New World: Scenes From the Metropolitan Area 1970 – 1974. Hannover: Spectrum, 1995.

Adams, Robert. West from the Columbia. New York: Aperture, 1995.

Damsch-Wiehager, Renate, Thomas Weski, and Ulrich Bischoff. 3. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen 1995: Dicht am Leben. Ostfildern: Cantz Verlag, 1995.

1994
Adams, Robert. Cottonwoods: Photographs by Robert Adams. Edited by Richard B. Woodward. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press; London: Constance Sullivan Editions, 1995.

Adams, Robert. Listening to the River: Seasons in the American West. New York: Aperture, 1994.

1992
Limerick, Patricia Nelson and Thomas W. Southall. Revealing Territory. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.

1991
Bonitzer, Pascal, et. al. Passages de l'image. Barcelona: Fundació Caixa de Pensions; Paris: Musée National d'Art Moderne, 1991.

1990
Bruce, Chris, et. al. Myth of the West. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, Washington University, 1990.

1989
Adams, Robert. To Make it Home. New York: Aperture, 1989.

1988
Adams, Robert. Perfect Times Perfect Places. New York: Aperture, 1988.

Chevrier, Jean-François and James Lingwood. Another objectivity. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1988.

1986
Adams, Robert. Los Angeles Spring. New York: Aperture, 1986.

1985
Adams, Robert. Summer Nights. New York: Aperture, 1985.

1984
Adams, Robert. Our Lives and Our Children: Photographs Taken Near the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. New York: Aperture, 1984.

Green, Jonathan. American Photography: A Critical History 1945 to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984.

1982
Adams, Robert. Summer Nights, Walking. New York: Aperture, Yale University Art Gallery, 1982.

1981
Highnam, Paul. New Topographics: Photographs by Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal. Bristol: Arnolfini Gallery, 1981.

1980
Adams, Robert. From the Missouri West: Photographs by Robert Adams. New York: Aperture, 1980.

1979
Danese, Renato, ed. American Images: New Work by Twenty Contemporary Photographers. Washington D.C.: Casini Press; Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1979.

1978
Adams, Robert. Prairie: Photographs by Robert Adams. Denver: Denver Art Museum: 1978.

Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen, ed. American Landscape Photography 1860-1978. Munich: Neue Sammlung, 1978.

Walker Art Gallery, ed. The Kirklands International Photographic Exhibition: 23 Photographers – 23 Directions. Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery, 1978.

1977
Adams, Robert. Denver. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1977.

Baltz, Lewis and J. Upton. Contemporary American Photographic Works. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts; Washington D.C.:National Endowment for the Arts, 1977.

1975
Baltimore Museum of Art, ed. 14 American Photographers. Baltimore: Museum of Art, 1975.

Jenkins, William, ed. New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. Rochester: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, 1975.

1974
Adams, Robert. The Architecture and Art of Early Hispanic Colorado. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1974.

Adams, Robert. The New West. Tuscon: Nazraeli Press, 1974.

1970
Adams, Robert. White Churches of the Plains. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1970.


Selected Articles

2016
Green, Tyler. “No. 227: Robert Adams.” The Modern Art Notes Podcast, March 10, 2016.

Feeney, Mark. “Robert Adams’s Striking Photos Depict Nature, Its Destruction.” The Boston Globe, March 3, 2016.

2015
Nemeth, Ryan. "Robert Adams Talks Photography & Environment." Terratory Journal, August 1, 2015.

Soth, Alec. “Looking for the Incredible in a Simple Moment.” Hyperallergic, February 18, 2015.

2014
Groppo, Pierre. "The Jeu de Paume celebrates America." Vogue (Paris) Online, January 14, 2014.

Larson-Walker. Lisa. “A Quiet yet Profound Look at the American West.” Slate, April 9, 2014.

O’Hagan, Sean. “Robert Adams: the photographer who roved the prairies for 45 years.” The Guardian, February 24, 2014 (online).

Tedford, Matthew Harrison. “Robert Adams’ Journey to Nehalem Bay.” KQED, September 22, 2014.

2013
Famighetti, Michael. "House & Home." Frieze no. 152, January / February 2013, 116-121.

Gragg, Randy. “Visionary Photographer Robert Adams Turns His Lens on Oregon.” Portland Monthly, September 3, 2013.

2012
Chuang, Joshua. “Joshua Chang on Robert Adams’ Bibliography of Photography.” Yale Books, January 25, 2012.

Johnson, Ken. “Quietly Ferocious Requiem for the Land.” The New York Times, August 30, 2012.

O’Neill, Claire. “Who is Robert Adams?” NPR: The Picture Show, March 14, 2012.

Rothman, Lily. “Robert Adams’ Retrospective Goes West.” Time, March 9, 2012.

Schwendener, Martha. “An Unblinking Eye on the New West.” The New York Times, August 31, 2012.

Smith, Roberta. “Robert Adams.” The New York Times, October 12, 2012, C31.

Vogel, Carol. “Shaping a Legacy for the National Gallery.” The New York Times, August 3, 2012, C22.

Woodward, Richard B. “Balancing Tenderness and Despair.” The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2012.

Wright, Lauren. “Robert Adams, Robert Bechtle and Ewan Gibbs.” Frieze, June-August 2012.

2011
Hill, David. “Denver Art Museum Hosts Robert Adams Retrospective.” Colorado Public Radio, September 23, 2011.

Hunter, Holly. “Robert Adams: The Place We Live – Denver Art Museum.” California Literary Review, November 10, 2011.

Baker, Kenneth. “Robert Adams: Consolations: Prairie, Forest, Sea.” SFGate, December 22, 2011.

2010
Aletti, Vince. “The Night Stuff.” The New Yorker, March 1, 2010, 13.

Herbert, Martin. “Robert Adams: Fondation Cartier.” Modern Painters, February 2008, 97.

O’Neill-Bulter, Lauren. “Robert Adams: Matthew Marks Gallery.” Artforum, April 2010, 195-196.

Wilson, Michael. “Robert Adams: ‘Summer Nights, Walking.’” Time Out New York, 1-7 April 2010, 45.

Wolinksi, Natacha. “Le Paysage Américain dans L’Objectif de Robert Adams: Trois Séries Récentes à la Fondation Cartier.” Beaux Arts, February 2008, 160.

Woodward, Richard. “At the Heart of Darkness.” The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2010, D10.

2009
Hall, Scott. "In Focus: 'Edward Hopper & Company.' T: The New York Times Style Magazine, April 22, 2009.

Magnusson, Niklas. “Robert Adams, U.S. Photographer, Wins $61,000 Hasselblad Award.” Bloomberg News, April 15, 2009.

Ng, David. “Photographer Robert Adams wins Hasselblad Prize.” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2009.

2008
Wolinski, Natacha. “Le Paysage Americain Dans L’Objectif de Robert Adams.” Beaux Arts, February 2008, 160.

Herbert, Martin. “Robert Adams: Foundation Cartier.” Modern Painters, February 2008, 97.

Sausett, Damien. “ou la beaute en peril.” Connaissance des Arts, Photo 14. December 2007-February 2008, 55-60.

2007
Johnson, Ken. “New Art Appreciation: Profiles in Concept.” The New York Times, October 27, 2007, B15.

“Robert Adams.” The New Yorker, October 22, 2007, 38.

2006
Franklin, Stuart. “The road not taken.” ArtReview, February 2006, 49-50.

Kimmelman, Michael. “Picturing the West: Scarred, Flawed, Beautiful.” The New York Times, February 20, 2006, E1, E7.

2005
Baker, Kenneth. “Robert Adams: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fraenkel.” ARTnews, December 2005, 156.

Mack, Gerhard. “Zerstöres Paradies.” ART: Das Kunstmagazin, August 2005, 80-81.

Weski, Thomas. “Finding Peace Is a Long Journey.” Camera Austria 89, 2005, 9-21.

2004
Aletti, Vince. “Flashback.” Art & Auction 26, February 2004, 66-79.

2003
Beec, James. “Twentieth-century and Contemporary Exhibitions.” Burlington Magazine 145, February 2003, 110-12.

Campany, David. “Straight images, crooked history.” Art Review 54, June 2003, 68-73.

Falconer, Morgan. “Cruel and Tender.” Art Monthly, July/August 2003, 7-10.

Grant, Lucille. “Cruel and Tender: the real in the 20th century photograph.” RPS Journal 143, June 2003, 230.

Johnson, Ken. “Robert Adams: ‘Commercial / Residential.” The New York Times, June 6, 2003.

Ramade, Benedicte. “Cruel et tendre à la fois.” Oeil, July/August 2003, 146.

Smith, Roberta. “Robert Adams ‘No Small Journeys: Across Parking Lots, Down City Streets.’” The New York Times, December 19, 2003, E39.

2002
“Gallery Going.” New York Sun, July 18, 2002, 10.

Johnson, Ken. Review of ‘American Standard: (Para)Normality and Everyday Life.’ The New York Times, July 12, 2002, E38.

Lehmann, Henry. “Placeless landscapes.” Montreal Gazette, October 2002.

Muller, Silke. “Die neunziger Jahre - oder: kein Licht am Ende des Tunnels.” ART: das Kunstmagazin, April 2002, 46-8.

Ratcliff, Carter. “Sensibility on parade.” Art in America 90, October 2002, 73, 75.

Rubinfien, Leo. “Robert Adams: Perfect Uncertainty.” Art in America 90, March 2002, 110-17, 140-1.

2001
Baker, Kenneth. “Robert Adams.” ARTnews 100, February 2001, 160.

Green, Alison. “Photography.” Art Monthly, May 2001, 1-4.

Olmo, Santiago B. “El cambio de paradigma del paisaje urbano.” Lapiz 20, October 2001, 36-53.

Woodward, Richard B. “Racing for Dollars, Photography Pulls Abreast of Painting.” The New York Times, March 25, 2001.

2000
Bonetti, David. “Desolation and Beauty in L.A.” San Francisco Chronicle, December 7, 2000.

Muller, Silke. “Das Spiel der Kunste mit der Realitat.” ART: das Kunstmagazin, May 2000, 96-9.

Sheets, Hilarie M. “Robert Adams.” ARTnews 99, November 2000, 207.

Tadatsu, Takeshi. “Robert Adams.” The New Yorker, December 4, 2000.

1999
Aletti, Vince. “Pure Products of America.” Village Voice, June 8, 1999.

Boxer, Sarah. “Shades of Suburban Blues.” The New York Times, July 2, 1999, E36.

“The Horizon.” Aperture, Fall 1999, 64-75.

Kastner, Jeffrey. “American angst.” Art Monthly, July/August 1999, 19-23.

1998
Brooke, Elizabeth Heilman. “Land Lover.” ARTnews 97, February 1998, 98-101.

Hiss, Tony. “The Experience of Place.” Aperture, Winter 1998, 41-59.

Mock, Martha. “Report from Documenta X.” Photo Review 21, Winter 1998, 8-9.

1997
Amor, Monica. “Documenta X: The Double Triumph of the Political Referent over the Poetic Imaginary.” Art Nexus (Colombia), October-December 1997, 82-5.

Baker, Kenneth. “Desolate Images of Progress.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 1997, D1.

Castro, X. Anton. “Un muestrario del fin de siglo?” Lapiz 16, October 1997, 18-24.

Craddock, Sacha. “Reviewpiece: Documenta X.” Creative Camera, October/November 1997, 46-7.

Jimenez, Carlos. “Historias de la Documenta.” Lapiz 16, October 1997, 24-33.

Johnson, Ken. “A Post-Retinal Documenta.” Art in America 85, October 1997, 80-8.

Milroy, Sarah. “Boom.” Canadian Art 14, Fall 1997, 64-6.

Reus, Jaume. “Politics/poetics: un recorrido antropologico.” Lapiz 16, November 1997, 30-43.

1996
Goin, Peter. “Beauty and the Beholder.” See Magazine, no. 2, 1996.

Wonnacott, Justin. “A Globe that was Flat.” Blackflash 14, Summer 1996, 4-9.

1995
Jones, Malcolm. “The Littoral Truth.” Newsweek, November 13, 1995.

1993
Wauters, Anne. “Les restes du rêve americain.” Art et Culture 7, April 1993, 24.

1992
Weintraub, Laural. “Passages de l'image.” Photo Metro 11, May 1992, 23.

1991
Kozloff, Max. “Ghastly News from Epic Landscapes.” American Art 5, Winter/Spring 1991, 108-31.

Lopez, Barry. “Faith in the Light: The Photography of Robert Adams.” Northwest Review 29, no. 2, 1991, 33-6.

1990
Caruso, Laura. “Photographs by Robert Adams.” Boulder Daily Camera, July 1, 1990, 5.

1989
Baltz, Lewis. “The Raft of the Medusa: American Photography in the 1980s.” Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines 14, no. 39, 1989, 71-83.

Campbell, Kathleen. “The Landscape Photograph in the Postmodern Age.” SF Camerawork 16, Summer/Fall 1989, 11-15.

Ranta, Rachel. “Streets and Trees.” Spot 8, Fall 1989, 20-1.

1987
Baltz, Lewis. Camera Austria, no. 22, 1987, 3-10.

1984
Baltz, Lewis. “Konsumerterror: Late-Industrial Alienation.” Aperture, no. 96, 1984, 4-7, 76.

———. “Robert Adams: Our Lives and Our Children.” Artspace 8, Fall 1984, 52-3.

Bright, Deborah. “Once upon a time in the West: New Landscapes by Terry Husebye and Mark Klett. Afterimage 12, December 1984, 16-17.

Peral, E. “From Pictorialism to the Current Avant-Gardes.” Arte Fotografico 33, no. 10, 1984, 1086-8.

Szarkowski, John. “An Interview with John Szarkowski.” Interview by Andy Grundberg. Afterimage 12, October 1984, 12-13.

1982
Wollheim, P. “The Aesthetics of Accommodation: Robert Adams.” Vanguard 11, September 1982, 14-17.

1979

Dugan, Thomas. “Robert Adams.” In Photography Between Covers: Interviews with Photo-Bookmakers. Rochester: Light Impressions, 1979.

Foster, Hal. Review of ‘Robert Adams’ Exhibition, Castelli Graphics, New York. Artforum 17, April 1979, 69-70.

Gibson, E. “New York.” Art International 23, Summer 1979, 74-7.

1978
Jeffrey, Ian. “Photo-Pranksters: 23 Photographic Directions at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.” Artscribe, October 1978, 45-8.

1976
Frackman, N. Review of ‘Robert Adams’ Exhibition, Castelli Graphics, New York. Arts Magazine 51, September 1976, 13-19.

Rubinfein, Leo. Review of ‘Robert Adams’ Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Artforum 14, June 1976, 67-9.

———. “Recent American Photography.” Creative Camera, September 1976, 294-5.

Sheffield, M. Review of ‘Robert Adams’ Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Studio International 91, May/June 1976, 290-3.


Writings by the Artist

2011
Adams, Robert. This Day: Photographs from Twenty-Five Years, The Northwest Coast. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

2010
Adams, Robert. Tree Line: The Hasselblad Award 2009. Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Foundation; Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2010.

2009
Adams, Robert. Summer Nights, Walking: Along the Colorado Front Range, 1976-1982. Revised and expanded edition. New York: Aperture; New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009.

2003
Adams, Robert. Commercial Residential Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range, 1968-1972. New York: Roth Horowitz LLC, 2003.

2001
Adams, Robert. Bodhisattva: A Gandaharan Face. Tuscon: Nazraeli Press, 2001.

Adams, Robert. Sunlight, Solitude, Democracy, Home… Texts by Fillin-Yen, Susan and Leo Rubenfien Portland: Douglas F. Colley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001.

1999
Adams, Robert. Notes for Friends: Along Colorado Road. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1999.

Adams, Robert. I Hear the Leaves and Love the Light. Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 1999.

1996
Adams, Robert. Essais sur le Beau en Photographie: Défense des valeurs traditionelles. Paris: Fanlac, 1996.

1995
Adams, Robert. La Bellezza in Fotografia. Translated by Paolo Costantini and Antonello Frongia. Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 1995.

Adams, Robert. Cottonwoods: Photographs by Robert Adams. Edited by Richard B. Woodward. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press; London: Constance Sullivan Editions, 1995.

1994
Adams, Robert. Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and Reviews. New York: Aperture, 1994.

1992
Adams, Robert. “Why can't photographers explain?” American Art 6, Winter 1992, 12-15.

1991
Adams, Robert. “Photographs by Robert Adams.” Northwest Review 29, no. 2, 1991, 37-45.

1989
Adams, Robert. Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values. New York: Aperture, 1989.

Adams, Robert. To Make It Home: Photographs of the American West. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; New York: Aperture, 1989.

1986
Adams, Robert. “The Achievement of Edward Weston: The Biography I'd Like to Read.” In EW: 100 - Centennial Essays in Honor of Edward Weston. Edited by Peter C. Bunnell. Carmel, California: Friends of Photography, 1986.

Adams, Robert. “Beauty in Photography.” Photography 1986 Annual. New York: CBS Magazines, 1986.

1983
Adams, Robert. Introduction to The American Space: Meaning in Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography. Edited by Daniel Wolf. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

1982
Adams, Robert. “Our Lives and Our Children: Pictures Taken Near the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.” Aperture, Fall 1982, 47-63.

1977
Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1977.

[Portfolio of landscape photographs]. Creative Camera (September 1976): 296-9.

1974
Adams, Robert and John Szarkowski. The New West: Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1974.

The Architecture and Art of Early Hispanic Colorado. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1974.

1970
White Churches of the Plains: Examples from Colorado. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1970.