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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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With more than two hundred images, some of them previously unpublished, Ansel Adams in The National Parks will contain revelations even for longtime enthusiasts of this seminal nature photographer. Adams' classic pictures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park are here, but there are also photos of the dozens of other national parks that he visited during his many decades as a photographer. (He visited his first national park in 1916; he died in 1984.) A major book by America's favorite nature cameraman.

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"A stunning visual journey through America's national parks and wildlands."
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"A stunning visual journey through America's national parks and wildlands."—Good Morning America
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316078467
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 84,964
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2010

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    Highly Recommended

    I looked at this book in the bookstore and fell in love with it. The book is a great tool to help anyone make better pictures. Looking at the composition and seeing how simple Ansel Adams made the subject in the print is to relearn how to do photography all over again.

    I am purchasing this book for my grand-daughter, a learning photographer, to help her in her composition of scenery pictures. It is better than any composition photography books I have seen recently.

    Please check out this book. You will be glad you did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Loved it

    Gave this as a gift and they loved it. A wonderful book for any Ansel Adams fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Beautiful gift!

    Given as a gift, very well received. Should have bought one for myself.

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

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    Simply stunning

    I was fortunate enough to review Ansel Adam's In Colour last year and was eager to read the newest release - In the National Parks.

    Adams travelled and photographed forty national parks during his 50+ year career. This newest volume contains over 50 photographs never before published.

    Ansel is one of the greatest photographers in the world. His stunning pictures are all the more incredible as he worked with what we would now consider 'basic' equipment. Prints were developed by hand, a skill he excelled at. His black and white work is instantly identifiable.

    "For Ansel, the creative process began at the camera but did not end until he felt a sense of satisfaction in the darkroom. His photographic prints are a personal intensification of what was in front of the camera. They reveal not only the photographic process, but also the photographer." To quote Adams - "A photograph is made, not taken."

    Ansel was an ardent proponent of preserving 'America's wild places.' Through his photographs, campaigns, and Sierra Club activities, he was successful in his raising awareness and affecting change.

    As I slowly perused each page, I was struck by the beauty of each and every photograph. Stand outs for me were Redwood Stumps and Ferns/California on Pg33 and Forest/Alaska pg186 . These two images radiate movement and fairly leap off the page. The play of shadows in Grand Canyon/Arizona 1942 on pg35 was breathtaking. It accentuated the timeless and enduring quality of the stone. The detail captured in the waves and mist of Grand Prismatic Spring/Wyoming pg36 is again a testament to Adam's skill with a camera, but also his ability to see the beauty in our natural world. I think perhaps my favourite shot is Aspens at Dawn/Colorado 1937 on pg66. The lighting makes the trees look so eerily beautiful.

    Accompanying many of the pictures are letters from Adams, setting the time and place, along with his thoughts. Also included are essays from Andrea G. Stillman and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. These are intriguing as well, describing Adam's thoughts, actions and processes. Also included at the end are selected additional notes for certain images.

    "Ansel often said ' I go out into the world, I make a photograph, and I give it to you as the equivalent of what I saw and felt."

    Thank you. These timeless images are a reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And why we need to look after it.

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