Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild PlacesHardback
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- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Format: Hardback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 206mm x 262mm x 41mm | 1,724g
- Publication date: 28 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0316078468
- ISBN 13: 9780316078467
- Edition statement: New ed.
- Illustrations note: Integrated: 250, b/w photos
- Sales rank: 65,802
For many people images of the major national parks in th US exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. A dedicated environmentalist as well as renowned artist, he was one of the 20th century's most ardent champions of the parks system. Through his photos, essays and letter-writing campaigns, he helped create new parks and better protect existing ones. He worked in more than 40 national parks over 50 years - including Shenandoah, the Great Smoky Mountains and Acadia in the East - and his work in the California High Sierra resulted in some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made with a camera. 50 of the images in this volume have not been published in any authorized Ansel Adams book previously; many more are rarely seen. A substantial essay by photographic critic and historian Richard B. Woodward lays out Adams' significant role tracing the history of American conservation. The selection of photographs was made by Andrea G. Stillman, Adams' assistant late in life and a foremost expert on his work. A group of thumbnail images with brief narratives, enlivened by quotations from Adams, appears at the back of the book.
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Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Adams in the 1970s, has edited several books of his photographs and writings. Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and critic Richard B. Woodward writes frequently about the arts for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
"A stunning visual journey through America's national parks and wildlands." "Good Morning America""