Colorado Springs, Colorado

Object Details

Title:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Artist/Maker(s):

Robert Adams (American, born 1937)

Culture:

American

Date:

1968 - 1970

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

15.2 x 15.1 cm (6 x 5 15/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Adams

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s Robert Adams explored new housing tracts that were being built along the Colorado Front Range. Certain elements of this new landscape recur in his photographs: uniform, boxy houses, concrete, cars, and dirt plots--as well as a sense of loneliness and isolation. "People had moved to enjoy nature, but found that nature was mostly inaccessible except on weekends," Adams wrote. "Often little of it was even visible out the window. The puzzle became how to live inside."

Exhibitions
Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance (February 7 to May 28, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 7 to May 28, 2006
At the Window: The Photographer's View (October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014