Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man

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LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel's life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide ...

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Overview

LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel's life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide unexpected insight into Ansel's creative and personal life. For anyone with a love of the American wilderness and an interest in the life and work of the country's most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS is an essential and deeply satisfying book.

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"Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have some one click the shutter." Despite his well-documented modesty, Ansel Adams (1902-1984) gained worldwide recognition for his ability to capture natural scenes in unforgettable ways. Andrea G. Stillman's Looking at Ansel Adams refocuses our attention on twenty occasions when God and Ansel Adams were in synch, revealing the stories behind each of these memorable photographs. Both as a tribute to Adams and as a deep, fascinating exploration of landscape photography, this coffee table hardcover reflects its creator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316217804
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 473,053
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea G. Stillman worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s and has edited several Ansel Adams books, including Letters And Images, Our National Parks, and Ansel Adams In Color. She lives in New York City.

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