Adams spent his life in California & his monumental photographs of the state's most striking natural wonders - Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada - won him worldwide renown.
This volume collects the full range of his California images for the first time, focusing largely on his lesser-known work outside the Sierra. The 70 beautifully reproduced photos capture some of California's most striking and exemplary vistas - San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Point Reyes, the North Coast, redwood forests, Mount Lassen, orchards in Santa Clara, Lake Tahoe, lettuce fields in the Salina Valley & the gold country, among many others. It is a personal & intimate view, full of Adams' peerless landscapes but interspersed with glimpses of the state's distinctive architecture & scattered portraits of its luminaries.
Accompanying these wonderful photographs are evocative poems, essays & passages about California from a wide range of notable writers, inc. Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, John Muir, Robinson Jeffers, John Steinbeck, John McPhee, Wallace Stegner & Joan Didion.
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Ansel Adams may be one of the most famous nature photographers ever, but his often- overlooked portraits of people and images of buildings and manmade landscapes are as stirring and beautiful as his inimitable wilderness photographs. This is a manageably sized volume that collects images of the state's beaches, mountains, parks, architecture and people, as well as writing--poems, essays, fiction--by authors such as John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Whitman and Joan Didion. The combination of words and images is a visual and literary homage to California, a place that was home to and the source of inspiration for the great photographer.Book Description:
* A magnificent celebration of California by its greatest photographer - including many rarely seen images and a selection of fascinating writings about the state by classic and contemporary authors.
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Book Description Ansel Adams, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110821223690
Book Description Ansel Adams, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0821223690
Book Description Ansel Adams, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This volume collects Ansel Adams' range of Califonia images. The 70 reproduced photographs capture Lake Tahoe, redwood forests and various other Californian vistas. Accompanying them are evocative poems, essays and passages about the area from writers including Mark Twain and John Steinbeck. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0821223690