West From the Columbia: Views at the River Mouth
New York City: Aperture Foundation Inc, 1995. Folio. (12 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches). First edition, 80pp. 60 black and white tri-tone photographs with caption and location notes.
Publisher's cloth boards, grey spine with gilt lettering, dust jacket. Fine copy.
A black and white photographic essay by acclaimed photographer Robert Adams about where a great river meets the ocean, the currently endangered Columbia River estuary.
Robert Adams is an American photographer whose work focuses on the changing landscape of the American West. West from the Columbia is Adams's tenth Aperture book of photographic essays, following Listening to the River and Why People Photograph, both published in 1994. In a topographical style that eschews the sharply printed image, photographer and scholar Adams captures soft, moody, essentially repetitive views of an industrially endangered locale close to his heart: the mouth of the Columbia River, emptying into the Pacific Ocean.