Ansel Adams: A Biography (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co., 9780805041163, 512pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 1996
In his 1985 autobiography, Ansel Adams presented a life almost as neatly cropped and printed as his magnificent pictures. Here, Mary Street Alinder--who collaborated with Adams on his memoir and was his assistant in later life--is not reticent about the major emotional episodes in Adams's life, including his marriage and extramarital affairs, and his not-altogether-successful fatherhood. She explores the major artistic influences on his work and gives in-depth profiles of the significant figures in his circle. She also explains the technique and style Adams developed to obtain his unique vision, as well as his uneasiness at becoming a commodity. Ansel Adams: A Biography is an intimate and provocative portrait of the world's most famous photographer.
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"A loving, minutely researched portrait of the photographer that acknowledges his humanity while confirming his enormous artistic contribution."-Los Angeles Times
"Alinder writes like the close and discerning friend that she was...and provides a clear and endearing portrait of the mercurial artist."-San Francisco Chronicle