Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2005. Second edition. Oblong quarto. The new edition of a classic photobook. Divided into sections that explore the expansion of the suburban southwest, Robert Adams's minimalist masterpiece has long been regarded as a cornerstone work of the New Topographics movement. Despite the obvious political and environmental overtones, The New West has the distinct feel of an artist's book, albeit with a conventional presentation. The first section, "Prairie," is reminiscent of Ed Ruscha, and many pictures in the subsequent chapters blur the line between social documentary and conceptual art. With a forward by John Szarkowski and a conversation between Adams and Thomas Weski. (Parr / Badger, v2, 25; Roth 226-227). Fine in a near fine photo-illustrated jacket with light shelf wear and very faint yellowing along the top and bottom edges.