Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

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Little, Brown, Oct 18, 2010 - Photography - 344 pages
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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.

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

the photos are beautiful and every one is worth a study but i hated the randomness of the book. why not put all the photos of yosemite and other parks together so we could get a sense of each park? Read full review

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User Review  - verka6811 - LibraryThing

Ansel Adams passed away in 1984, but his beautiful photographs continue to captivate the public, and especially photography lovers. While buying an original Ansel Adams can run you into the hundreds ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Adams in the 1970s, has edited several books of his photographs and writings, including Letters And Images: 1916-1984, Our National Parks, and Ansel Adams In Color.

Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and critic Richard B. Woodward writes frequently about the arts for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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