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Ansel Adams, An Autobiography
Ansel Adams, An Autobiography

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An accomplished musician, ardent conservationist, master photographer and teacher, Ansel Adams (19021984) made a major cultural contribution to the American nation, which awarded him the Medal of Freedom. This life story describes his boyhood discovery of California's Yosemite and High Sierra, a land he loved and photographed the remainder of his life. He traces the development of his esthetic beliefs and technical style, including the widely emulated Adams "zone system" of scenic composition and exposure. A chapter on his early efforts offers one of the best definitions yet articulated about photography as art. There are lively accounts of his acquaintance in conservation work with several U.S. presidents, and of relationships he had with photographer colleagues Stieglitz, Steichen, Weston, Georgia O'Keeffe, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Edwin Land and others. The 270 illustrations here include personal shots of family, friends and wilderness high jinks, as well as many Adams masterworks like "Yosemite Half-Dome" and "Moonrise, Hernandez." BOMC featured alternate. October Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

  • Hardcover, 360 pages; 270 photographs, 1.5 lbs
  • Published by Little, Brown & Company

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Great Book May 20, 2011
Reviewer: Guy Rogers from Calgary, Canada  
This is a great insightful book with amazing pictures.  A book that you will enjoy reading over time.


The only reason I gave this 4 stars is you are NOT buying the 1st Edition when you click the link through Amazon, it is in fact the Sixth Edition (as of time of writing)

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