Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

The National Parks Service Photographs

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
A visually stunning collection showcases the work of America’s foremost landscape photographer, who, in 1941, was hired by the U.S. Department of the Interior to photograph America’s national parks before the escalation of World War II suspended the project.

Perseus Publishing
In 1941, Ansel Adams photographed America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced these images, which illustrate both his early innovations and the shape of his later, legendary career as America's foremost landscape photographer.

The invitation to photograph the nation's parklands was the perfect assignment for Adams, as it allowed him to express his deepest convictions as artist, conservationist, and citizen. These stunning photographs of the natural geysers and terraces in Yellowstone, the rocks and ravines in the Grand Canyon, the winding rivers and majestic mountains in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, the mysterious Carlsbad Caverns, the architecture of ancient Indian villages, and many other evocative views of the American West demonstrate the genius of Adams' technical and aesthetic inventiveness.

In these glorious, seminal images we see the inspired reverence for the wilderness that has made Ansel Adams' work an enduring influence on environmentalism as well as art.

Ansel Adams was hired by the United States Department of the Interior to photograph America's national parks, producing this group of breathtaking images


Publisher: New York :, Abbeville Press Publishers,, [2017]
Edition: Expanded edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780789212993
0789212994
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: United States

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Jun 18, 2018

Right from day one - Ansel Adams' b&w images had become admired icons of the rugged North American West. But - I'll certainly bet you that not many people are at all familiar with his impressive photographic work in colour.

Born in San Francisco, California (1902) - Ansel Adams was, without question, the most honoured American photographer of the 20th century. He was also a very concerned and out-spoken environmentalist, as well.

Beginning back in the mid-1920s - Adams' career in photography had steadily endured for 50 years. He had a very keen eye for his subject and his camera technique was as unique as one's fingerprints.

These b&w images are, indeed, a striking view to behold.

*Note* - In 1984 - Ansel Adams (82 at the time) died of cardiovascular disease.

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