Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

by Sierra Club Books Staff
     
 


Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a…  See more details below

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Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a landmark assignment for National Geographic and had begun making stunning new images of his favorite old haunts in the Sierra Nevada. This highly acclaimed volume includes more than 175 images representing all phases and dimensions of Rowell’s singular career, chosen by the editors with whom he worked most closely, overseen by his family and studio colleagues, and reproduced to the highest standards of lithography from digital masters of his 35mm frames. Complementing and illuminating the pictures are essays and commentaries by Rowell’s friends and associates from the worlds of mountaineering, conservation, photography, and publishing, along with an in-depth biographical introduction by Robert Roper and an appreciation of his work by photography critic Andy Grundberg.

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Editorial Reviews

Ansel Adams believed that Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was his most likely successor as a nature photographer. Rowell and his wife died in a small plane crash not far from his Colorado home, but he left behind a huge archive of meticulously organized, often breathtaking photographs. This major retrospective book, which contains more than 175 photos, provides the missing overview of his incredibly busy and productive life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578051595
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Galen Rowell (194-2002) was the author of such acclaimed works as Bay Area Wild, My Tibet (with H.H. The Dalai Lama), Mountains of the Middle Kingdom, and The Yosemite. An accomplished mountaineer, his work regularly appeared in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Sierra, among other publications.

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