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Ansel Adams in Color

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by Ansel Adams
     
 

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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

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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 In this newly revised and expanded edition, 20 unpublished photographs have been added.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.

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Richard B. Woodward
A new book, Ansel Adams in Color, revised and expanded from the 1993 edition, [has] laser scans that might have met even his finicky standards.
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A new book, Ansel Adams in Color, revised and expanded from the 1993 edition, [has] laser scans that might have met even his finicky standards.
Richard B. Woodward

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316056410
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/21/2009
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
471,351
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Richard B. Woodward
A new book, Ansel Adams in Color, revised and expanded from the 1993 edition, [has] laser scans that might have met even his finicky standards.

Meet the Author

In a career that spanned six decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most ardent environmentalists. His work has been published in a multitude of books, posters, and calendars.

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: 400 Photographs. She lives in New York City.

John P. Schaefer was a student, collaborator, and close friend of Ansel Adams, and is currently the president of Research Corporation and a Trustee of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. In 1975, as president of the University of Arizona, he helped found the Center for Creative Photography. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Ansel Adams in Color 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
gl More than 1 year ago
"Throughout his life Ansel remained ambivalent about color photography - a sampling of his reflections on the subject is included at the end of this book. Much of his antipathy toward color stemmed from the extremely poor quality of color photographing. Another source of his frustration was the inability to adequately translate the brilliance of a color transparency into a fine print." -Foreward by John P. Schaefer and Andrea G. Stillman I had always loved Ansel Adams' black and white photographs of nature. His photos of Yosemite had added to the pleasure of my trip to the National Park years ago. I hadn't known that Ansel Adams had worked in color, much less, that he had over 3,000 color transparencies. He had worked with color photography when the medium and technology was in its early stages. His frustration with the technical limitations explain why he is best known for his black and white work. However, with the developments in photography and computers, it is now possible to see his work as he would have been prepared to show it. The photos in this book were selected by a photographer of Adams' generation and fellow member of the Detroit Camera Club who has expressed the debt he owed Adams for the direction and advice. Callahan is also highly regarded and has been described as one of America's greatest visual poets. He chose the photos based on his own aesthetic pleasure - "selecting those things that pleased me" without adjustments for historical reasons or concern for what the image might have looked like once. The essays and text that accompany the stunning photographs give a fuller understanding of Ansel Adams' work and the development of the art of photography. This book is such a pleasure - whether you read it carefully or glance at the photographs. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Revised edition edition (October 21, 2009), 168 pages. Review copy provided by the publisher.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my copy of this wonderful book. Everyone's heard of Ansel Adams, America's foremost landscape photographer. In fact, whenever I spot a black and white landscape, I think of him. However, this eye-opening collection of spectacularly detailed color photographs expands my admiration of his work. This volume is more than a collection of magnificent color photographs; in addition, it contains a comprehensive essay, "Quest for Color" by James L. Enyeart, photographic historian. The heavy volume concludes with "Selected Writings on Color Photography by Ansel Adams. This book would be a treasure for anyone interested in photography, art, and/or America. What a remarkable gift it would make!
LegalBeagle More than 1 year ago
The title says it all: "Ansel Adams in Color." Who knew that America's premier black and white photographer performed his film magic in color too? I certainly didn't. "Ansel Adams in Color" is filled with Adams' gorgeous, technicolor, photographs along with accompanying essays. While Adams was ambivalent about working in color -- primarily due to the technical limitations at the time -- today's digital advancements allow the photos to shine. These majestic photos were taken primarily in the 40's- 50's and capture America's natural landscape at its zenith. The photographs include breathtaking shots of the Grand Canyon; Yosemite National Park; Death Valley; Hawaii; Alaska, Wyoming; and much more! "Ansel Adams in Color" would be a welcome edition to the collection of any photographer or Adams' admirer. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Rev'd edition(Oct. 21, 2009), 168 pages. Review Copy Provided Courtesy of Hachette Book Group.
spv More than 1 year ago
This has become my "I need a break" book. You know when you have read all the intense books, seen all the intense news, and you just need to get away? I can look at the photos (I love photography) and drift and/or read the commentary and imagine. I think I love color photography the best because of hues and intensity and, maybe the reality of vision.
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Tuney2010 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I had a copy of the 1993 edition that I thought was really spectacular until my Labrador Puppy got a hold of it. I understand the problems of creating high quality prints from color transparencies. However, modern scanning and printing technology has overcome many of those issues and this is a truly spectacular library quality collection of Adam's lesser known work in color.
HORSELOVER58 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK TO GIVE AS A GIFT OR JUST PUT ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE FOR GLANCING AT BY YOU OR YOUR GUESTS.
Kimi_and_Stevies_Mom More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful collection of Ansel Adam's color photos brought to life for our enjoyment. I feel these photos are just as wonderful and as haunting as his black and white photos. And the historic narrative just added to the overall enjoyment of this book. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
cathys21 More than 1 year ago
if you know ansel adams work you know he is an incredible artist. what he could see and then actually pick up thru his lens is awesome. his work is beautiful and i recommend it to all you love the beauty of nature.
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Gave as a gift to my granddaughter who is studying photography and she loved it!
Buckaroo More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book on the often overlooked color photography of unquestiionably the greatest landscape photographer in Ameican history. We all are familiar of his B&W work, but when we are reminded of his color work, as in this book it is truly awe inspiring. Love the addition of historic narrative text, so it is not "just" a picture book. Some critics may be bothered of the smaller size of this book, however, the color plates are sharp and vibrant, and, if the size is why the book is so affordable, a welcome trade off.
patsir More than 1 year ago
I purchased this a gift for my photographer Grandson and he loves it...
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