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The Grand Canyon and the Southwest Adams, Ansel/ Stillman, Andrea Gray (EDT)/ Turnage, William A. (INT)/ Stillman, Andrea Gray 1 of 1
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Learn more about The Grand Canyon and the Southwest:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0821226509
ISBN-13: 9780821226506
Sku: 30571855
Publish Date: 5/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 8.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  112
Age Range:  NA
 
In this original paperback, the black-and-white images of master photographer Ansel Adams eloquently portray the dramatic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.

Save only for his Yosemite "home place", the magnificent landscape of the Southwest was the favored subject of Ansel Adams, and he visited the region frequently throughout his life. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he decided to make photography his life's work. Included are a selection of Adams' iconic images of the Southwest as well as some less well known works, ranging from the Rio Grande in Texas to Death Valley in California. His photographs of the Grand Canyon, one of America's most popular (and most visited) national parks, are a particular focus of the book. The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here -- a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite...".

The third in a successful series of original paperbacks (more than 140,000 copies sold to date), The Grand Canyon and the Southwest will be an ideal memento or gift for the millions of people who visit the American Southwest each year.

In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams was both America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders. Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, has edited many of the Adams books published since his death, including the recent Ansel AdamsCalifornia.

From the Publisher:
The landscape favored by the master photographer almost as much as Yosemite finds glorious expression in this beautiful collection of images, which ranges through the American Southwest, from the Grand Canyon to Death Valley. Original.Features the photographer's black-and-white images of the Southwest, particularly the Grand Canyon, Rio Grande, and Death Valley, and includes his letters to friends describing the region.
Author Bio
Ansel Adams
Growing up in San Francisco, Ansel Adams had an isolated and repressed childhood, the only child of an older couple obsessed with the decline in the family fortunes after a financial crisis in 1907. Adams barely made it through eighth grade, taking pleasure only in exploring nature along the California coast and in playing the piano--he was a gifted musician who almost made music his career. As a teenager, he began making photographs with a Kodak box camera, hiking into the wilderness and volunteering for the Sierra Club, eventually becoming its semiofficial photographer. He studied for a while with Mary Austin and collaborated with her on a book about Taos--an important milestone in his career; Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz were also early influences. Throughout the '30s, Adams spent time in New York as part of the photography scene, showing his work while he tried desperately to make a living doing commercial photographry at the expense of his more artistic work. A famous workaholic, Adams was also a heavy drinker and had constant financial problems. He married Virginia Best in 1928, and had two children. His reputation increased steadily throughout his life, and he was renowned both for the technical perfection of his work and for its beauty; his sublime images of the American west made him one of the last great artists in the romantic tradition. Adams was also a dedicated activist--an eloquent and outspoken advocate of wilderness preservation--and many of the accomplishments of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups can be traced to Adams's influence.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0112
Product attributePublisher:   Ansel Adams