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Ansel Adams in Color

Ansel Adams in Color

Edited by John P. Schaefer Edited by Andrea G. Stillman Photographs by Ansel Adams
Renowned as America’s pre-eminent black-and-white landscape photographer, Ansel Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome film was invented in the mid 1930s. He made nearly 3,500 color photographs, a small fraction of which were published for the first time in the 1993 edition of ANSEL ADAMS IN COLOR. In this newly revised and expanded edition, 20 unpublished photographs have been added. New digital scanning and printing technologies allow a more faithful representation of Adams’s color photography.
Looking at Ansel Adams

Looking at Ansel Adams

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.
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

Discover this “evocative celebration of the life, career, friendships, concerns, and vision” of Ansel Adams, America’s greatest photographer (New York Times)

“No lover of Ansel Adams’ photographs can afford to miss this book.” – Wallace Stegner

In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer.
Illustrated with eight pages of Adams’ gorgeous black-and-white photographs, this book brings readers behind the images into the stories and circumstances of their creation. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.

“A warm, discursive, and salty document.” – New Yorker
Ansel Adams' Yosemite

Ansel Adams' Yosemite

by Ansel Adams Foreword by Pete Souza
America’s greatest photographer on his greatest subject–featuring the Yosemite Special Edition Prints, a collectible collection of photographs selected by Ansel Adams during his lifetime, yet never before published in book form.

The photographs of Ansel Adams are among America’s finest artistic treasures, and form the basis of his tremendous legacy of environmental activism.

In the late 1950s, Adams selected eight photographs of Yosemite National Park to offer exclusively to park visitors as affordable souvenirs. He hoped that these images might inspire tourists to become activists by transmitting to them the same awe and respect for nature that Yosemite had instilled in him. Over the following decades, Adams added to this collection to create a stunning view of Yosemite in all its majesty.

These photographs, the Yosemite Special Edition Prints, form the core of this essential volume. Adams’ luminous images of Yosemite’s unique rock formations, waterfalls, meadows, trees, and nature details are among the most distinctive of his career. Today, with America’s public lands increasingly under threat, his creative vision remains as relevant and convincing as ever.

Introduced by bestselling photographer Pete Souza, with an essay by Adams’ darkroom assistant Alan Ross, Ansel Adams’ Yosemite is a powerful continuation of Adams’ artistic and environmental legacies, and a compelling statement during a precarious time for the American earth.
Ansel Adams in the National Parks

Ansel Adams in the National Parks

The most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams's photographs of America's national parks and wilderness areas, with more than 200 photographs — many rarely seen and some never before published. 

For many people, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, and other iconic American wildlands exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. The legendary photographer explored more than forty national parks in his lifetime, producing some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made. One of the twentieth century's most ardent champions of the park and wilderness systems, Adams also helped preserve additional natural areas and protect existing ones through his photographs, essays, and letter-writing campaigns.

Edited and with commentary by Andrea G. Stillman, the foremost expert on Adams's work, this landmark publication includes quotations by Adams on the making of numerous photographs and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. This is a must-own for Ansel Adams fans and all those who, like Adams, treasure America's wilderness.
Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley

A magnificent deluxe, oversized book timed for the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant, an event that laid the groundwork for the National Parks system.

Ansel Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916, at the age of fourteen, and returned every year throughout his life. It was in Yosemite that he fell in love with Western wilderness and became a photographer; he made more photographs at Yosemite than at any other place.
 
Roughly 150 breathtaking images are exquisitely reproduced in this large-format clothbound book. There are notable portraits of El Captain (the famous rock face whose Dawn Wall was recently free-climbed for the first time), Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, Royal Arches, and other distinctive rock formations that frame the valley; grand views in all seasons and all states of weather; intimate details of nature from the Valley floor; the waterfalls–Bridaveil, Yosemite, Vernal, Nevada; studies of trees, from the giants of the Mariposa Grove to the exquisite white blossoms of the dogwood. There are gathering and clearing storms, snow and ice, bright sunshine, and the subtle shades of dawn and dusk.
 
The photographs have been selected and sequenced by Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His abundantly illustrated introduction sets Adams's pictures within the rich history of imagery of Yosemite.
Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies

Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies

Photographs by Ansel Adams
The first book of Ansel Adams’s early photographs of the Canadian Rockies.

“These mountains are breathtaking – utterly different than anything we have seen. The peaks and forest and ‘tone’ fulfill almost every ideal I have had of what ‘my’ mountains could be. . . These are the great mountains we dream about.” — Ansel Adams to his wife Virginia, 1928

The Sierra Club’s twenty-seventh annual outing or “High Trip” was Ansel Adams’s first as official photographer. It was during this expedition to the Canadian Rockies in 1928 that Ansel began to find his voice as a photographer. In Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies, we discover images of celebrated natural sites including Mount Robson, Amethyst Lake, Drawbridge Peak, and Bennington Glacier that foreshadow the majestic mountain vistas for which Adams would become renowned.

A fine chronicle of one of Ansel Adams’s earliest major photographic expeditions, and the only one he ever made outside of the United States, this book also serves as a record of Ansel’s emerging style during these crucial years in his artistic development.
Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams’ work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams’ legions of dedicated fans and students.

The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams’ life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.

Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams’ vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.
Examples

Examples

A MASTER CLASS WITH AMERICA’S MOST CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHER
 
"How did you make this photograph?"
 
This is a question that Ansel Adams was asked repeatedly throughout his lifetime. In Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Adams shares the circumstances surrounding the creation of many of his most celebrated images. Each classic photograph is superbly reproduced and accompanied by an entertaining and informative narrative that combines his own reminiscences of people and places with precise recall of technical details and aesthetic considerations.
 
Readers will be fascinated by the personal side of the text, which includes a great deal of history and anecdote, including appearances by Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, and other notable figures such as Edwin Land of Polaroid. Pondering these essays conjures the sense of standing by Adams’ side during some of the most pivotal and profound creative moments of his life in photography—a master class with the legendary artist.
 
The specific technical information on camera and lens, filters, exposure times, developing, and printing provided in each example illustrates his approach and methods, and will help amateurs and professionals alike to advance their photography. Through this case study approach, Adams’ philosophy of craft and creativity unfolds; his credos of visualization, image management, and the Zone System are demonstrated; and the colorful story of a lifetime devoted to photography is revealed.
Oak Tree, Sunset City, California 1932

Oak Tree, Sunset City, California 1932

The thirty-two Ansel Adams posters published by Little, Brown over the last fifteen years have sold nearly 2 million copies, making the series perhaps the most successful single-artist poster line of all time. Now, to update the series for a new century and a new generation, Little, Brown and The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust have commissioned Pentagram, the renowned international design firm, to create a fresh look for the posters.

The two posters pictured here introduce Pentagram’s beautiful new design. The images are larger and the sans serif typeface lends an elegant simplicity to the overall presentation. In response to requests, sheet sizes have been standardized so that commercially available poster frames can be used. And to highlight the fact that these are the only authorized Ansel Adams posters published, each will feature a striking blind-embossed seal. The one thing that has not changed is the painstaking attention to quality — the superb duotone printing and heavy coated stock that are hallmarks of the series.
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