The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

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by Ansel Adams
     
 

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Next to Yosemite and the High Sierra, the Southwest was closest to Ansel Adams' heart. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he met photographer Paul Strand and decided to make photography his life's work. In his words, "wherever one goes in the Southwest one encounters magic, strength, and beauty."

In The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, Adam's little

Overview

Next to Yosemite and the High Sierra, the Southwest was closest to Ansel Adams' heart. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he met photographer Paul Strand and decided to make photography his life's work. In his words, "wherever one goes in the Southwest one encounters magic, strength, and beauty."

In The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, Adam's little known images of the Grand Canyon make up roughly one quarter of the photographs selected and edited by his longtime editor, Andrea Stillman. The varied images portray the balance of desolation and stark beauty in the Southwestern landscape, from Texas to California.

The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite . . ."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821226506
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

In a career that spanned over five decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders.

Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, edited many of the Adams books published since his death, most recently Ansel Adams California.

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This book features more than 80 images of the Southwest that were photographed by Ansel Adams'. All of the pictures are very clear and breathtaking, although one can't help wishing they were larger in order to get the full impact of Mr. Adams work as well as see the minute details he strived to capture on film. Some of the pictures included are 'Monument Valley, Arizona, 1937', 'Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942', 'Autumn Storm, Las Trampas, near Penasco, ca. 1958'. This is a fine collection that would make a great addition to any library. Also a great gift for photographers and art enthusiasts. Enjoy it!