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Ansel Adams' Yosemite : The Special Edition Prints

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This new book of Ansel Adams photographs, the first in five years, is a personal and powerful look at Ansel Adams' Yosemite - featuring a sequence of photographs assembled throughout Adams' lifetime that have never before been collected in book form.

The photographs of Ansel Adams are among America's greatest cultural treasures but Adams' most enduring legacy may be the work he undertook to preserve our natural wilderness. In 1958, Ansel carefully selected six photographs of Yosemite National Park to exhibit and sell in support of turning tourists into activists - to further the Park's environmental mission. Over time, he added more photographs to the collection, which numbered 30 prints at the time of his passing.

This group of photographs, the Yosemite Special Edition Prints, form the core of this essential volume. They have never before been published together and today - as America's parks are threatened as never before - these images of our majestic wilderness carry immense power and exquisite beauty. It was in Yosemite that Ansel fell in love with the landscape of the American West and his luminous images of its unique rock formations, groves, clearings, trees and more are some of the most distinctive of his career.

Carefully reproduced from Adams' original negatives according to his exacting standards, ANSEL ADAMS' YOSEMITE is a contemporary reflection of Adams' artistic and political legacy and is a seminal book on the rich history and value of environmental conservation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 208 x 260 x 22mm | 1,020g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316456128
  • 9780316456128
  • 8,216

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"Gorgeous... [These] vistas reveal Adams' ability to capture the wildness in nature and the book tells of his environmental activism."--Detroit Free Press "Iconic and still breathtaking... Adams remains extravagantly popular."--The New York Times, January 2019 Adams' photographs "call attention to the passage of time and changing nature of the landscape, especially in the face of global warming... Adams' photographs spread his belief in the transformative power of national parks to a wide audience. The pioneer defined the genre and kickstarted environmental activism through art."--Fortune
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About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness. Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and The Rise of Barack Obama. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C., and a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.
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