Ansel Adams: Letters and Images, 1916-1984
Photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams 1902 - 1984) said his life was "colored and modulated by the great earth gesture" of the Yosemite Sierra. His first visit in 1916, Adams. using a Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie, nearly depleted his pocket money developing film; this we learn from a charming letter to his Aunt Mary reproduced on front cover verso. He joined the Sierra...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Bulfinch Pr
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His letters are as clear and distinctive as his photographs. I wish people in this technological world could converse and express their feelings as succinctly and passionately as Ansel Adams could. I'm far from finished with this wonderful collection, who wants to eat the whole bowl of frosting at once? Its better to be savored one slice at a time. I don't want to wind up with a severe bellyache from too much of a good thing all in one sitting.