Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

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ISBN-13: 9780316078467
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 100,316
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Adams in the 1970s, has edited several books of his photographs and writings, including Letters And Images: 1916-1984, Our National Parks, and Ansel Adams In Color.

Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and critic Richard B. Woodward writes frequently about the arts for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked at this book in the bookstore and fell in love with it. The book is a great tool to help anyone make better pictures. Looking at the composition and seeing how simple Ansel Adams made the subject in the print is to relearn how to do photography all over again. I am purchasing this book for my grand-daughter, a learning photographer, to help her in her composition of scenery pictures. It is better than any composition photography books I have seen recently. Please check out this book. You will be glad you did.
mahallett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
the photos are beautiful and every one is worth a study but i hated the randomness of the book. why not put all the photos of yosemite and other parks together so we could get a sense of each park?
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From my book review blog Rundpinne. When I received Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America¿s Wild Places I immediately knew it was a book that I would treasure and one I would never be able to adequately describe in a book review. Ansel Adams in the National Parks is an exquisite book of America¿s National Parks interspersed with the stories of Ansel Adams¿ thoughts on the 40 various parks he visited and photographed throughout his lifetime. Filled with over 225 breathtaking photographs and excerpts of Ansel Adams¿ letters and writings as a lifelong environmentalist, Ansel Adams in the National Parks is beautiful book to own and view time and time again. Personally, this is a book I will be adding to my list of titles to be given as gifts. I highly recommend Ansel Adams in the National Parks to anyone whether one is an art lover, environmentalist, historian, fan of Ansel Adams, or someone looking for a gift that will be appreciated throughout time, one cannot go wrong with this book. JH/Rundpinne/2010
verka6811 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ansel Adams passed away in 1984, but his beautiful photographs continue to captivate the public, and especially photography lovers. While buying an original Ansel Adams can run you into the hundreds of thousands ¿ and it was rumored that his original negatives found at a garage sale were worth $200 million ¿ his work is so recognizable because of the countless reproductions on calendars, mugs, photo books, and so on.Ansel Adams is best known for his black and white photographs, and the magic of his simple and captivating images can once again be experienced in the new book, Ansel Adams in the National Parks. The book features over 200 of Adams photographs and spans forty national parks, from Yosemite to Yellowstone to Glacier National Park. Ansel Adams in the National Parks also includes commentary by the photographer on certain photos, giving us more insight into his creative process.I enjoy photography, but am by no means a fanatic, and I loved browsing through the book and learning more about the National Parks (I¿ve never been to one). There were a few particular images that really made me stop and take notice of every detail; I¿m sure everyone will find some that do the same for them. Ansel Adams in the National Parks is beautifully presented and would make an amazing gift to anyone who appreciates nature photography, or is simply a fan of a great coffee table book.
Twink on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to review Ansel Adam's In Colour last year and was eager to read the newest release - In the National Parks.Adams travelled and photographed forty national parks during his 50+ year career. This newest volume contains over 50 photographs never before published.Ansel is one of the greatest photographers in the world. His stunning pictures are all the more incredible as he worked with what we would now consider 'basic' equipment. Prints were developed by hand, a skill he excelled at. His black and white work is instantly identifiable."For Ansel, the creative process began at the camera but did not end until he felt a sense of satisfaction in the darkroom. His photographic prints are a personal intensification of what was in front of the camera. They reveal not only the photographic process, but also the photographer." To quote Adams - "A photograph is made, not taken."Ansel was an ardent proponent of preserving 'America's wild places.' Through his photographs, campaigns, and Sierra Club activities, he was successful in his raising awareness and affecting change.As I slowly perused each page, I was struck by the beauty of each and every photograph. Stand outs for me were Redwood Stumps and Ferns/California on Pg33 and Forest/Alaska pg186 . These two images radiate movement and fairly leap off the page. The play of shadows in Grand Canyon/Arizona 1942 on pg35 was breathtaking. It accentuated the timeless and enduring quality of the stone. The detail captured in the waves and mist of Grand Prismatic Spring/Wyoming pg36 is again a testament to Adam's skill with a camera, but also his ability to see the beauty in our natural world. I think perhaps my favourite shot is Aspens at Dawn/Colorado 1937 on pg66. The lighting makes the trees look so eerily beautiful.Accompanying many of the pictures are letters from Adams, setting the time and place, along with his thoughts. Also included are essays from Andrea G. Stillman and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. These are intriguing as well, describing Adam's thoughts, actions and processes. Also included at the end are selected additional notes for certain images."Ansel often said ' I go out into the world, I make a photograph, and I give it to you as the equivalent of what I saw and felt."Thank you. These timeless images are a reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And why we need to look after it.
EARS More than 1 year ago
Gave this as a gift and they loved it. A wonderful book for any Ansel Adams fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Given as a gift, very well received. Should have bought one for myself.
Twink More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to review Ansel Adam's In Colour last year and was eager to read the newest release - In the National Parks. Adams travelled and photographed forty national parks during his 50+ year career. This newest volume contains over 50 photographs never before published. Ansel is one of the greatest photographers in the world. His stunning pictures are all the more incredible as he worked with what we would now consider 'basic' equipment. Prints were developed by hand, a skill he excelled at. His black and white work is instantly identifiable. "For Ansel, the creative process began at the camera but did not end until he felt a sense of satisfaction in the darkroom. His photographic prints are a personal intensification of what was in front of the camera. They reveal not only the photographic process, but also the photographer." To quote Adams - "A photograph is made, not taken." Ansel was an ardent proponent of preserving 'America's wild places.' Through his photographs, campaigns, and Sierra Club activities, he was successful in his raising awareness and affecting change. As I slowly perused each page, I was struck by the beauty of each and every photograph. Stand outs for me were Redwood Stumps and Ferns/California on Pg33 and Forest/Alaska pg186 . These two images radiate movement and fairly leap off the page. The play of shadows in Grand Canyon/Arizona 1942 on pg35 was breathtaking. It accentuated the timeless and enduring quality of the stone. The detail captured in the waves and mist of Grand Prismatic Spring/Wyoming pg36 is again a testament to Adam's skill with a camera, but also his ability to see the beauty in our natural world. I think perhaps my favourite shot is Aspens at Dawn/Colorado 1937 on pg66. The lighting makes the trees look so eerily beautiful. Accompanying many of the pictures are letters from Adams, setting the time and place, along with his thoughts. Also included are essays from Andrea G. Stillman and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. These are intriguing as well, describing Adam's thoughts, actions and processes. Also included at the end are selected additional notes for certain images. "Ansel often said ' I go out into the world, I make a photograph, and I give it to you as the equivalent of what I saw and felt." Thank you. These timeless images are a reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And why we need to look after it.
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