In a career that spanned six decades, Ansel Adams produced a remarkable body of work that is at once an artistic tour de force and a powerful tribute to his beloved American wilderness. This book is the largest compilation of Adams' photographic oeuvre ever published. Organized chronologically, it presents the full range of his finest work, from early efforts in the 1920s, to his projects in the national parks in the 1940s, up through his last important photographs of the 1960s. Included are Adams' most popular images - many of them icons of twentieth-century art - as well as a number of masterly but little-known photographs.
ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS presents the full spectrum of Adams
' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams' legions of dedicated fans and students.
The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information aboutAdams
' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.
Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams
' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. ANSEL ADAMS
: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.
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.
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