New Housing, Longmont, Colorado

Media - 1983.63.9 - SAAM-1983.63.9_1 - 56780
Copied Robert Adams, New Housing, Longmont, Colorado, 1973, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.9, © 1973, Robert Adams

Artwork Details

Title
New Housing, Longmont, Colorado
Artist
Date
1973
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 6 x 7 58 in. (15.119.3 cm)
Copyright
© 1973, Robert Adams
Credit Line
Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation — industry — construction
  • Cityscape — Colorado — Longmont
Object Number
1983.63.9

Artwork Description

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.


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