27 roads : photographs by Robert Adams.
- Standardized Title:
- Photographs. Selections
- Other Title:
- Robert Adams : 27 roads
Twenty-seven roads : photographs by Robert Adams
- San Francisco : Fraenkel Gallery, 
60 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 34 cm
- Adams, Robert, 1937- -- Exhibitions.
Landscape photography -- West (U.S.) -- Exhibitions.
Roads -- United States -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
- The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams (born 1937) since the beginnings of his life as a photographer in the late 1960s. '27 Roads' is the first publication to focus on this important aspect of his work, and is comprised of the artist's concise, poetic selection of images spanning almost five decades. Whether fast concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams' roads function as metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. Adams writes, "Roads can still be beautiful. Occasionally they appear like a perfect knife slicing through a perfect apple, the better to show that two halves are one."
- Accompanies an exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, September 5-October 27, 2018.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
- Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
Fraenkel Gallery, publisher, host institution.
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