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During his prolific 60-year career, the godfather of American photography captured iconic images for the Sierra Club and National Park Service, wrote best-selling books, campaigned for the environment, and even took President Jimmy Carter’s official White House portrait. Even so, these make up only a portion of Ansel Adams’s portfolio. These rare photographs in The Unseen ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Thunder Bay Press
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Grace
In 1964, Clark Kerr (yes, that Clark Kerr) commissioned Ansel Adams to create a book of photographs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of California (1868-1968).

As Jason Weems explained in the introduction, Ansel Adams understood that California is both a place and an idea. The University of California is one of the bigger ideas and Ansel Adams' photography shows the full breadth of the campuses and research stations. It also depicts the sociological and envi
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Michelle
I picked this up at the new section in the library. I love Ansel Adams. Unfortunately nowadays his stuff is so over-merchandised and commonplace that his place in history as one of the great photographers of the 20th century is overlooked. He is truly a master. This book comes from a collection of photographs from a commission that Adams accepted in 1964 from the University of California to create a book from a series of photographs exemplifying the University as a proponent of 1960s California ...more
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Though wilderness and the environment were his grand passions, photography was his calling, his metier, his raison d'etre.

From: Ansel Adams, Photographer
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