Ansel Adams: Divine Performance

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Yale University Press, 2002 - Photography - 196 pages
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Ansel Adams's magnificent photographs of the American wilderness are recognized and admired the world over. Adams is also a major cultural figure in American history, shaping many of our current views of the natural world through his compelling and accessible images. Despite his significance, little scholarly attention has been paid to Adams's contributions as an artist or his place in photographic history. This work addresses this gap by taking a look beyond the photographer's reputation as a Sierra Club environmentalist and examining in depth his life as an artist and the complexities of his creative vision.
  

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As a photographer, artist, and especially gifted contributor to our perception of the American landscape, Ansel Adams seems to be the subject of continual discovery. In this quiet and thoughtful ... Read full review

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I think I need to just stick with looking at his work. I love Ansel Adams' photography, but could only finish a chapter or so of this book before just skipping through and admiring the pictures only. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
32
CHAPTER THREE
58
CHAPTER FOUR
80
CHAPTER FIVE
110
CHAPTER
130
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
145
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
INDEX
189
PHOTO CREDITS
197
Copyright

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Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in photography and environmentalism. He is best known for his stunning black & photographs of the American West.

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