Ansel Adams in Color

Ansel Adams in Color

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of color photographs from the nation's foremost landscape photographer reveals a portion of the photographer's color work that has never been seen before, accompanied by selected writings by Adams. 75,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

Book News
Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome was invented in the mid-1930s, but a collection of his color work has never been published. This presentation unveils the great photographer's color legacy in 50 beautifully reproduced photos, with an introductory essay, and a selection of Adams's thoughtful, often contradictory writings on color photography. 10.5x11.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This landmark book presents fifty majestic images by America's greatest landscape photographer - the first time that an important body of Ansel Adams' color work has ever been published.
Ansel Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome was invented in the mid-1930s, and shot more than 3,000 color images during the course of his lifetime. Very few of these photographs, however, were published or exhibited. As Adams remarked late in his life after observing the advances in color printing techniques, "People are skeptical about my thoughts on color. I do not blame them, as I have protested it and have not shown my color pictures. I feel the urge now and I wish I were sixty years younger!"
The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, working with the distinguished photographer Harry Callahan, has at last agreed to publish the best of Adams' color work. The result is a major event in the history of photographic publishing - an eye-opening work that is certain to stimulate controversy and debate. The photographs presented here are vibrant yet subtle, suffused throughout with Adams' passionate love of the American landscape and marked by the technical mastery and distinctive vision that are the hallmarks of his black-and-white photography.
Employing state-of-the-art color imaging and printing technology, Ansel Adams in Color faithfully reproduces dozens of unforgettable color photographs of the American wilderness and enables us to appreciate anew the grandeur and artistry of Adams' vision. These magnificent images, accompanied by an introductory essay by James Enyeart and a selection of Ansel Adams' thoughtful, often contradictory writings on color photography, add a fascinating new dimension to Adams' enduring legacy.

& Taylor

Gathers previously unpublished color photographs of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley, Mono Lake, Death Valley, and White Sands National Monument

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1993]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780821219805
Branch Call Number: 779.092 ADAMS
Characteristics: 131 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Apr 07, 2013

This is the first book to really do justice to Ansel Adams in color as far as I can remember. The prints in the book are indeed quite nice. For that reason alone I rate this book quite highly. There are a number of memorable shots in this book for me though also many I find a bit common by today's standards. In either case a great resource.

Nov 25, 2009

If you like Ansel Adams B&W work, you will love his color work as well.


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