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Ansel Adams: Trees by Ansel Adams

The legendary artist Ansel Adams was a keen photographer of trees and forest woodlands, distilling their essence in striking black-and-white images. This book presents some 50 of Adam's finest photographs of trees-a personal vision ranging from stirring portraits of the giant oaks in Yosemite Valley to the shimmering beauty of an aspen grove in New Mexico; majestic pine forests to leafy deciduous woods; exquisite details of bark and wood to snow-laden branches against the sky; and, of course, many a portrait of the ancient trees of the Sierra and the American West.

Ansel Adams: Trees is a departure from previous Adams books, focusing as it does on a specific element in nature, and drawing upon, for its text, excerpts from literature and poetry, both contemporary and historical. The natural history and the spiritual nature of trees have inspired writers throughout the ages to extol their metaphorical, meditative, and life-sustaining qualities. The lyrical writings accompanying the images complement and expand upon the reverence and passion for trees, so apparent in Adams's photographs.

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ISBN-13: 9780821277522
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

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

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