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Ansel Adams at 100
Ansel Adams
082122865X
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Ansel Adams at 100 celebrates the centenary of one of America's best-loved photographers. This superlative catalog of an exhibition organized by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents the most dramatic and the most delicate of Adams's formal compositions, from spectacular mountainscapes to grasses on a pond, all reflecting his avowedly religious relationship to nature. Previously unpublished examples of Adams's early images show how he worked through the day, using changing light and different vantage points to interpret a subject. A fascinating comparison of his darkroom techniques is given in two printings of a 1948 negative of Mount McKinley, made in 1949 and 1978 to very different effects, one brooding and luminous, the other crisp and monumental. (The conventional wisdom is to prefer the earlier, but...


2006 Ansel Adams Wall Calendar
Time Warner
0821257048
August 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
The beautiful Ansel Adams wall calendar is a favorite year after year, with over five million copies sold since it was first published in 1983. Thirteen photographs by Ansel Adams, chosen to reflect the changing seasons, grace this handsome wall calendar. Well-known classics combine with less famial images of the American wilderness to present a wonderful variety of photographs throughout the year. The superb duotone reproductions and gracious design make this a wall calendar that is welcomed as a gift or treasured as a monthly reminder of the work of this great American photographer.


Ansel Adams: Classic Image Essays, Vol. 1
James Alinder
0821216295
October 1986
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
These classic photographs were selected by the late Ansel Adams himself to be permanently representative of his work. Included are familiar scenic compositions like Moonrise, Hernandez and Half Dome, Yosemite, but there are also portraiture and closeups of patterns in nature. Alinder, director of Friends of Photography, chronicles Adams's life and describes his particular development in which perception of subtle tonalities came to define the photographer's vision. He tells also of great technical achievements (such as the "zone system" for exposure and printing) and this master photographer's related sensibilities as a classical musician and ardent nature conservationist. Museum of Modern Art curator Szarkowski appraises the impact Adams had on America's appreciation of itself. BOMC and Photography Book Club...


Ansel Adams: Trees
Ansel Adams (Photographer)
0821277529
October 2004
Hardcover
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Edward Weston
Manfred Heiting
3822834866
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1902, the year Edward Weston was given his first camera, few people regarded photography as more than a craft. But along with innovators like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, Weston revolutionized the ways photographers chose subject material and used photographic techniques to create what gradually came to be accepted as fine art.

This is an elegant book, designed and printed in Germany, with an essay by Terence Pitts, of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. It presents 180 of Weston's finest images, including many--such as the pines of Point Lobos, the sand dunes of Oceano, and his stark, unadorned nudes--that have become icons. Whereas the photographs of Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy were, to Weston's eyes, hopelessly mannered, his images are elemental, organic, and in harmony with nature's...



Ansel Adams at 100: A Postcard Folio Book
Ansel Adams
0821225855
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Published as a special, popularly priced companion to Ansel Adams at 100, this Centennial postcard folio book features two dozen exquisite images of mountainous landscape, trees, details of nature, and the near-abstract compositions of rocks and water for which Adams is so famous. Selected by the distinguished curator, John Szarkowski, from images in the Centennial Exhibition and its accompanying book, each photograph is reproduced with the highest quality duotone printing, the hallmark of the series.


Ansel Adams
Anne Hammond
0300092415
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
As a photographer, artist, and especially gifted contributor to our perception of the American landscape, Ansel Adams seems to be the subject of continual discovery. In this quiet and thoughtful work, photo historian and researcher Hammond (Frederick Evans) gives us still more on Adams's life, aesthetics, methodology, and evolution as an artist. Her book refuses to engage in the fits of impassioned academic overanalysis that usually weigh down critical books about genius; instead, Hammond keeps Adams's biography and her criticism of the images on track. While readers may question the need for yet another book on Adams, Hammond offers a careful portrayal of the photographer and the life that he lived along with his art, placing his work in the contexts of time, place, and influence. This volume makes a solid...


Ansel Adams
Beverly Gherman
0316824453
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Gr. 6-10. This beautiful book certainly has an advantage. It is illustrated by the works of Adams, the photographer who was able to capture the magnificence of nature on film. And the text keeps up with the pictures. Gherman provides a clear and insightful look into Adams' life, beginning with his childhood in San Francisco, following him as he becomes enamored with both photography and the piano, and detailing the long-range effects that growing up amid natural beauty had on him. Adams' life seems to have been free of any real crises, yet the narrative is never boring or dry. Readers being introduced to Adams' work for the first time will be awed by the photographs, and Adams' fans will appreciate both the numerous offerings and the book's handsome design. The volume's thick paper stock, an easy-to-read...


The Camera (The Ansel Adams Photography Series, No. 1)
Ansel Adams
0821221841
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The Camera, together with The Negative and The Print, comprise The Ansel Adams Photography Series, a legendary triad of books about photographic technique that has become the most influential "how-to" series on photography ever written. The first edition of this series was completed in the 1950s. Adams completely revised and updated it just a few years before his death, making it his last word on the technical mastery of his medium. Three generations of photographers have learned how to approach the artistic possibilities of their art form through this seminal series. Now available in paperback, it remains as vital today as when it was first published. The Camera covers 35 mm, medium format, and large-format view cameras and offers detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and...


Ansel Adams
Basil Cannon
0517161192
Aug 1999
Hardcover
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The Negative (The Ansel Adams Photography Series, No. 2)
Ansel Adams
0821221868
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The Negative is the second volume in the acclaimed and highly influential The Ansel Adams Photography Series. This second volume is anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization. It presents detailed discussion of artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Handsomely illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.


The Print (The Ansel Adams Photography Series, No. 3), Vol. 1
Ansel Adams
0821221876
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The Print is the third and final book in The Ansel Adams Photography Series--the seminal guides fully revised by Ansel Adams shortly before his death in 1984. The Print, now available in paperback like the other volumes in the series, belongs on every photographer's shelf. It covers the entire printmaking process, from designing and furnishing a darkroom and experimenting with your first print, to mastering advanced techniques such as developer modifications, toning, and bleaching, and burning and dodging. This thorough guide is filled with indispensable darkroom techniques and tips, and amply illustrated with photographs and technical drawings. It is an indispensable tool for mastering the complex art of photographic printmaking.


America's Wilderness
Ansel E. Adams
0762413905
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Photographs of Ansel Adams with the Writings of John Muir This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams whose landmark early photographs of wild America, originally taken for the Works Progress Administration, fill the pages of this splendid volume. Adams' breathtaking images are accompanied by excerpts from the writings of Sierra Club founder John Muir, the renowned conservationist who devoted his life to celebrating and preserving the American wilderness.

From the Publisher
Through the lens of Ansel Adams, America saw itself clearly for the first time. With more than 100 of his stunning photographs, AMERICA'S WILDERNESS pays tribute to the dedication, work, and vision of Ansel Adams. here with the eloquent writings of John Muir are the images that...


Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Vol. 1
Ansel E. Adams
082121750X
May 1989
Paperback
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Ansel Adams
Joel Strangis
0766018474
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Ansel Adams (Tiny Folio)
Alice Gray
0789207753
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
It was the United States Department of Interior that commissioned Ansel Adams to document the country's national parks. Though the project was suspended after just one year because of World War II, Adams was still able to create quite a few astonishingly beautiful photographs of the American landscape. Arresting images of Yellowstone's geysers, the Grand Canyon's ravines, Glacier and Grand Teton national parks' mountains and the southwest's ancient adobes fill the book's pages. Perusing this palm-sized volume is akin to touring the country's natural monuments with this most gifted nature photographer along as a companion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
This tiny treasure is a glorious tribute to Ansel Adams and to the...


Ansel Adams: California
Ansel E. Adams
0821223690
May 1997
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Ansel Adams may be one of the most famous nature photographers ever, but his often-overlooked portraits of people and images of buildings and manmade landscapes are as stirring and beautiful as his inimitable wilderness photographs. This is a manageably sized volume that collects images of the state's beaches, mountains, parks, architecture, and people, as well as writing--poems, essays, fiction--by authors such as John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Whitman, and Joan Didion. The combination of words and images is a visual and literary homage to California, a place that was home to and the source of inspiration for the great photographer.

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