Best Ansel Adams books

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams

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The full spectrum of Ansel Adams' work in a single volume, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career capturing American landscapes.
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. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.
Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. ANSEL ADAMS: 400 PHOTOGRAPHS is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.

Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

Ansel Adams

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With more than two hundred photographs - many rarely seen and some never before published - this is the most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of America's national parks and wilderness areas. For many people, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, and other iconic American wildlands exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. The legendary photographer explored more than forty national parks in his lifetime, producing some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made. One of the twentieth century's most ardent champions of the park and wilderness systems, Adams also helped preserve additional natural areas and protect existing ones through his photographs, essays, and letter-writing campaigns.

Edited and with commentary by Andrea G. Stillman, the foremost expert on Adams' work, this landmark publication includes quotations by Adams on the making of numerous photographs and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. This is a must-own for Ansel Adams fans and all those who, like Adams, treasure America's wilderness.

Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

Ansel Adams

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In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.

Ansel Adams 2018 Wall Calendar

Ansel Adams

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With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar remains a beloved annual bestseller.

The 2018 Ansel Adams Wall Calendar features thirteen exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams' photographs, carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images-majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West-will delight all year long. This large-scale calendar leaves plenty of room for recording appointments and other daily events. Printed on high-quality photographic paper, each stunning photograph is suitable for framing at year's end. A classic and popular now as ever, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar is an elegant addition to any home or office.

For more ways to enjoy the photography of Ansel Adams, look for the Ansel Adams 2018 Engagement Calendar.

Ansel Adams: The Camera (The Ansel Adams Photography Series 1)

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This is an atrractively priced photography classic made accessible to a wider, new audience. It covers everything from "seeing" the finished photo in advance, to lens choices. It is illustrated with many of Ansel Adams most famous images.

The Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2)

Ansel Adams

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The early chapters are devoted to a discussion of light, film and exposure. What follows is a detailed discussion of the zone system, chapters on natural and artificial light and at the end is an extensive chapter on the darkroom and its equipment.

Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs

Ansel Adams

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Each of Adams 40 photographs presented here is accompanied by an engaging narrative that explores the technical and aesthetic problems presented by the subject and includes reminiscences of the places and people involved.

The Print (Ansel Adams Photography)

Ansel Adams

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The technical information is clear and concise, starting with deisinging and euqipping a darkroom and continues through making the first print, ending with all sorts of professional tips and tricks for achieving that special image.

The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography - Book 1 (Ansel Adams's Guide to the Basic Techniques of Photography)

John P. Schaefer

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A comprehensive and accessible guide to photography. It covers cameras and lenses, the specifics of black-and-white and color photography. field trips. All aspects of photography are thoroughly presented in a clear, readable manner.

Ansel Adams: A Biography

Mary Street Alinder

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First published in 1996, Mary Street Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection to Adams, serving as his chief assistant in the last five years of his life. The portrait she creates of him is intimate and affectionate; it is also clear-eyed. She takes on his difficult childhood in San Francisco, the friendships and rivalries within his circle of photographers, his leadership in America's environmental movement, his marriage, his affairs, and his not-always-successful fatherhood. Enriched by her uniquely personal understanding of Adams the man, she explains the artistic philosophy that, paired with his peerless technique, produced an inimitable style. Her biography is likely to remain unrivaled.

This new edition will bring the classic up to date and includes research that reveals new information and a deeper understanding of his greatest photographs. It will also include thirty-two pages of reproductions of Adams's work and snapshots of the artist and close friends.