Ansel Adams: the National Park Service Photographs: Tiny Folio

Ansel Adams: the National Park Service Photographs: Tiny Folio

Description

In 1941 Ansel Adams was hired by the United States Department of the Interior to photograph America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced this group of breathtaking images, which illustrate both his early innovations and the shape of his later, legendary career as America's foremost landscape photographer.The invitation to photograph the nation's parklands was the perfect assignment for Adams, as it allowed him to express his deepest convictions as artist, conservationist, and citizen. These stunning photographs of the natural geysers and terraces in Yellowstone, the rocks and ravines in the Grand Canyon, the winding rivers and majestic mountains in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, the mysterious Carlsbad Caverns, the architecture of ancient Indian villages, and many other evocative views of the American West demonstrate the genius of Adams' technical and aesthetic inventiveness.
In these glorious, seminal images we see the inspired reverence for the wilderness that has made Ansel Adams' work an enduring influence on the intertwining spirits of art and environmentalism, both so necessary for the preservation of our natural world.


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Details

Author(s)
Alice Gray
Format
Hardback | 352 pages
Dimensions
102 x 102 x 29.72mm | 312.98g
Publication date
01 Jul 2004
Publisher
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
186ill.
ISBN10
0789207753
ISBN13
9780789207753
Bestsellers rank
148,151