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New Housing, Longmont, Colorado

1973 Robert Adams Born: Orange, New Jersey 1937 gelatin silver print sheet: 6 x 7 5/8 in. (15.1 x 19.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts © 1973, Robert Adams 1983.63.9 Not currently on view

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As both a photographer and writer, Robert Adams is committed to describing the western American landscape as both awe-inspiring and scarred by man. In New Housing, Longmont, Colorado, Adams contrasted the vast space of the distant landscape view with a foreground image of the wall of a newly constructed suburban tract house. Adams invites a consideration of the balance between myth and reality and the land as home as well as scenic backdrop.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013


Architecture Exterior - domestic - house

Cityscape - Colorado - Longmont

Landscape - mountain

Occupation - industry - construction

photography - photoprint


paperboard - bainbridge

gelatin silver

About Robert Adams

Born: Orange, New Jersey 1937

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