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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS presents the full spectrum of Adams' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams' legions of dedicated fa...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published October 29th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
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No one has visually captured the rugged beauty of North American like Ansel Adams. In "Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs," the reader takes both a chronological and comprehensive journey through the life's work of this American visionary. Many places of natural beauty were photographed repeatedly by Adams over six decades, from childhood photos of Half Dome in 1916 to classic Ansel Adams icons, like "Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960." Adams was a technical giant, as well a...more
The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s.
This is an awesome book - and not one you can read in one session, as there are so many images included and it's easy to become overloaded. The book is divided into sections corresponding to different decades of his life, and it's interesting to see the progression of his art.
A remarkable collection of stunning photographs by Ansel Adams, encompassing his life from his youth to his latest years. The print quality of this books is pretty good, and the additional notes at the end provide an interesting insight in the mind of this great photographer.
Some truly stunning photos in here, some excellent, some very good, and some of his early ones (at 18, we'll cut him some slack on those!). Seriously worth it for anyone who likes photography, black and white, and landscapes.