Paying tribute to Ansel Adams and the California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honor, an esteemed National Geographic photographer captures the fragile beauty of the High Sierras through the modern lens of digital photography.
The complete guide to one the most beautiful areas in the Sierras for camping, fishing and hiking. Includes colorful maps, numerous B/W photos and trail descriptions. Renamed in 1984 to honor the renowned photographer, this area covers the Middle, North and South Forks of the San Joaquin River, Granite Creek Country, Fish Creek, and Mono Creek Country.
First published in 1996, Mary Street Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection to Adams, serving as his chief assistant in the last five years of his life. The portrait she creates of him is intimate and affectionate; it is also clear-eyed. She takes on his difficult childhood in San Francisco, the friendships and rivalries within his circle of photographers, his leadership in America's environmental movement, his marriage, his affairs, and his not-always-successful fatherhood. Enriched by her uniquely personal understanding of Adams the man, she explains the artistic philosophy that, paired with his peerless technique, produced an inimitable style. Her biography is likely to remain unrivaled. This new edition will bring the classic up to date and includes research that reveals new information and a deeper understanding of his greatest photographs. It will also include thirty-two pages of reproductions of Adams's work and snapshots of the artist and close friends.
Release on 2002 | by Ansel Adams,John Muir,Elaine M. Bucher
The Photographs of Ansel Adams with Writings by John Muir
Author: Ansel Adams,John Muir,Elaine M. Bucher
Pubpsher: Running Press
2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams, whose landmark early photographs of wild America, originally taken for the Works Progress Administration, fill the pages of this splendid volume. Adams's breathtaking images are accompanied by excerpts from the writings of Sierra Club founder John Muir, the renowned conservationist who devoted his life to celebrating and preserving the American wildnerness.
With more than two hundred photographs - many rarely seen and some never before published - this is the most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of America's national parks and wilderness areas. For many people, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, and other iconic American wildlands exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. The legendary photographer explored more than forty national parks in his lifetime, producing some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made. One of the twentieth century's most ardent champions of the park and wilderness systems, Adams also helped preserve additional natural areas and protect existing ones through his photographs, essays, and letter-writing campaigns. Edited and with commentary by Andrea G. Stillman, the foremost expert on Adams' work, this landmark publication includes quotations by Adams on the making of numerous photographs and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. This is a must-own for Ansel Adams fans and all those who, like Adams, treasure America's wilderness.
This book combines a short biography with over 250 of Ansel Adam's photographs. Starting with a pen portrait of the master photographer, the introduction continues with a timeline of his life and work, an analysis of his major commissions, and a discussion of his techniques and style. There's a section that looks at Adams' importance to the environment and national parksâ??reflected in his association with the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Mount Ansel Adams, named for him after his death in 1984. Adams' work in these collections provides wonderful examples of his skillâ??not just in the way most people remember him, as a landscape photographer, but as skilled practitioner of his art capable of providing masterpieces of portraiture and architectural photography.