Skogen by Robert AdamsSkogen by Robert Adams


byRobert Adams

Hardcover | September 25, 2012

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Skogen is the Swedish word for forest, and while the dense woods featured in Robert Adams's most recent series of photographs grow near his home in Oregon, the pictures evoke a wild utopia, and convey a hushed, primeval awe. In this volume, the latest to document Adams's ongoing quest to find form amid the chaos of nature, shadows predominate, tempered by an ambiguous light that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. Skogen features forty-six previously unpublished images, a body of work that is among the most pictorially complex of Adams's distinguished career. Also included are an introduction by the artist and a poem by the acclaimed poet Denise Levertov. This pairing is meaningful; as Michael Fried wrote in Bookforum, "Adams's artistic ideal...has much in common with that of a certain sort of lyric poem, one that similarly has not the slightest room for carelessness of any sort."

Robert Adams lives and works in Oregon.
Title:SkogenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 9.75 × 0.98 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300187815

ISBN - 13:9780300187816


Editorial Reviews

“[These] photographs encourage and reward sustained looking . . . In Skogen, Adams’ photographs describe beauty as a means by which the world coheres, and as a focal point for our care of it and each other.”—Brent Aldrich, Englewood Review of Books