New Housing, Longmont, Colorado

  • Robert Adams, New Housing, Longmont, Colorado, 1973, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1973, Robert Adams, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.9

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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
New Housing, Longmont, Colorado
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Not on view.
sheet: 6 x 7 5/8 in. (15.1 x 19.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • Occupation – industry – construction
  • Cityscape – Colorado – Longmont
  • Landscape – mountain
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ca. 1975
gelatin silver print

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