Ansel Adams in the National Parks

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Ansel Adams
ISBN: 0316078468
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Photography

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.

Ansel Adams

Author: Eric Peter Nash
Publisher:
ISBN: 1597640697
Release Date: 2005-12-30
Genre: Photography

97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.

Ansel Adams

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316437011
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.

Ansel Adams in Color

Author: Andrea G. Stillman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316056413
Release Date: 2009-10-21
Genre: Photography

Renowned as America's pre-eminent black-and-white landscape photographer, Ansel Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome film was invented in the mid 1930s. He made nearly 3,500 color photographs, a small fraction of which were published for the first time in the 1993 edition of ANSEL ADAMS IN COLOR. In this newly revised and expanded edition, 20 unpublished photographs have been added. New digital scanning and printing technologies allow a more faithful representation of Adams's color photography.

Yosemite

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Ansel Adams
ISBN: UOM:39015037798983
Release Date: 1995-10
Genre: Education

Magnificent photographs capture the awesome beauty of Yosemite Valley ranging from the intimate to the panoramic in scope

Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies

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Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316243418
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Photography

The first book of Ansel Adams's early photographs of the Canadian Rockies. "These mountains are breathtaking - utterly different than anything we have seen. The peaks and forest and 'tone' fulfill almost every ideal I have had of what 'my' mountains could be. . . These are the great mountains we dream about." --Ansel Adams to his wife Virginia, 1928 The Sierra Club's twenty-seventh annual outing or "High Trip" was Ansel Adams's first as official photographer. It was during this expedition to the Canadian Rockies in 1928 that Ansel began to find his voice as a photographer. In ANSEL ADAMS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, we discover images of celebrated natural sites including Mount Robson, Amethyst Lake, Drawbridge Peak, and Bennington Glacier that foreshadow the majestic mountain vistas for which Adams would become renowned. A fine chronicle of one of Ansel Adams's earliest major photographic expeditions, and the only one he ever made outside of the United States, this book also serves as a record of Ansel's emerging style during these crucial years in his artistic development.

Ansel Adams

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1847246591
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Photography

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. Ansel Adams' legendary photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and conservation that has communicated down the generations. His ambition was not simply to record the landscape, but to capture his emotional and spiritual response to the wild areas that he loved so deeply. The results are spectacular. In 1941, Ansel Adams was commissioned by the United States Interior Department to take photographs of the National Parks to be printed as murals for the walls of the new Interior Department building. This couldn't have been closer to his heart.

Ansel Adams 2011

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Ansel Adams
ISBN: 0316080608
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre:

The latest edition of the Ansel Adams wall calendar reproduces 13 classic images by the master photographer, chosen to reflect the changing seasons. Well-known and less familiar photographs are included, depicting grand vistas of the American West as well as intimate studies of plant life, among other favourite subjects. The 2011 calendar is an elegant addition to any home or office, as well as an attractive gift.

Wonderlandscape Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

Author: John Clayton
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781681774961
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Nature

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone’s evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. But it was not always this way. Wonderlandscape presents a new perspective on Yellowstone, the emotions various natural wonders and attractions evoke, and how this explains the park's relationship to America as a whole. Whether it is artists or naturalists, entrepreneurs or pop-culture icons, each character in the story of Yellowstone ends up reflecting and redefining the park for the values of its era. For example, when Ernest Thompson Seton wanted to observe bears in 1897, his adventures highlighted the way the park transformed from a set of geological oddities to a wildlife sanctuary, reflecting a nation was concerned about disappearing populations of bison and other species. Subsequent eras added Rooseveltian masculinity, democratic patriotism, ecosystem science, and artistic inspiration as core Yellowstone hallmarks. As the National Park system enters its second century, Wonderlandscape allows us to reflect on the values and heritage that Yellowstone alone has come to represent—how it will shape the America's relationship with her land for generations to come.

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley Celebrating the Park at 150

Author: Peter Galassi
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316323403
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Photography

A deluxe, oversized book timed for the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant, an event that laid the groundwork for the National Parks system. Ansel Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916, at the age of fourteen, and returned every year throughout his life. It was in Yosemite that he fell in love with Western wilderness and became a photographer; he made more photographs at Yosemite than at any other place. Roughly 150 breathtaking images are exquisitely reproduced in this large-format clothbound book. There are notable portraits of El Captain (the famous rock face whose Dawn Wall was recently free-climbed for the first time), Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, Royal Arches, and other distinctive rock formations that frame the valley; grand views in all seasons and all states of weather; intimate details of nature from the Valley floor; the waterfalls--Bridaveil, Yosemite, Vernal, Nevada; studies of trees, from the giants of the Mariposa Grove to the exquisite white blossoms of the dogwood. There are gathering and clearing storms, snow and ice, bright sunshine, and the subtle shades of dawn and dusk. The photographs have been selected and sequenced by Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His abundantly illustrated introduction sets Adams's pictures within the rich history of imagery of Yosemite.

The National Parks

Author: Dayton Duncan
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307268969
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.

Treasured Lands

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Publisher: Cameron
ISBN: 1944903003
Release Date: 2016-10
Genre: Photography

In an odyssey that spanned more than 20 years and 300 visits, QT Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and rarely seen remote views, presenting his journey in this sumptuous array of more than 500 images. Accompanying the collection of scenic masterpieces is a guide that includes maps of each park, as well as extended captions that detail where and how the photographs were made. Designed to inspire visitors to connect with the parks and invite photographers to re-create these landscapes, the guide also provides anecdotal observations that give context to the pictures and convey the sheer scope of Luong's extraordinary odyssey.

Ansel Adams

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 1558599223
Release Date: 1995-04-01
Genre: Photography

In 1941 Ansel Adams was hired by the United States Department of the Interior to photograph America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced this group of breathtaking images, which illustrate both his early innovations and the shape of his later, legendary career as America's foremost landscape photographer. The invitation to photograph the nation's parklands was the perfect assignment for Adams, as it allowed him to express his deepest convictions as artist, conservationist, and citizen. These stunning photographs of the natural geysers and terraces in Yellowstone, the rocks and ravines in the Grand Canyon, the winding rivers and majestic mountains in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, the mysterious Carlsbad Caverns, the architecture of ancient Indian villages, and many other evocative views of the American West demonstrate the genius of Adams's technical and aesthetic inventiveness. In these glorious, seminal images we see the inspired reverence for the wilderness that has made Ansel Adams's work a most enduring influence on the intertwining spirits of art and environmentalism, both so necessary for the preservation of our natural world. Book jacket.

Adams Ansel Pb

Author: Eric Peter Nash
Publisher:
ISBN: 1597643092
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Art

97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.