Ansel Adams in the National Parks

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Ansel Adams in the National Parks

Photographs from America's Wild Places

By Ansel Adams; Andrea G. Stillman (Editor); Richard B. Woodward (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

Ansel Adams, Hardcover, 9780316078467, 344pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2010

With more than two hundred photographs - many rarely seen and some never before published - this is the most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of America's national parks and wilderness areas. 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' 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.

About the Author
Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in photography and environmentalism. He is best known for his stunning black & photographs of the American West.

In a career that spanned over five decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders.
Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, edited many of the Adams books published since his death, most recently Ansel Adams California.

Richard B. Woodward is a New York based arts critic who contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. His journalism has appeared in numerous publications, from The Atlantic, Bookforum, Film Comment, The American Scholar, and The New Yorker to Vanity Fair, Interview, and Vogue. His essays on art and photography have been featured in more than 20 monographs and museum catalogs.

Praise For Ansel Adams in the National Parks

"A stunning visual journey through America's national parks and wildlands."—Good Morning America