The most comprehensive, authorized collection of
Ansel Adams' photographs of America's National Parks and wilderness.
For many people images of the major national parks in th US exist in
the mind’s eye as Ansel Adams photographs. A dedicated environmentalist
as well as renowned artist, he was one of the 20th century’s most
ardent champions of the parks system.
Through his photos, essays and
letter-writing campaigns, he helped create new parks and better protect
existing ones. He worked in more than 40 national parks over 50 years –
including Shenandoah, the Great Smoky Mountains and Acadia in the East
– and his work in the California High Sierra resulted in some of the
most indelible images of the natural world ever made with a camera.
of the images in this volume have not been published in any authorized
Ansel Adams book previously; many more are rarely seen.
essay by photographic critic and historian Richard B. Woodward lays out
Adams’ significant role tracing the history of American conservation.
The selection of photographs was made by Andrea G. Stillman, Adams’
assistant late in life and a foremost expert on his work. A group of
thumbnail images with brief narratives, enlivened by quotations from
Adams, appears at the back of the book.
About The Author
Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Adams in the 1970s, has edited
several books of his photographs and writings.
Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and critic Richard B. Woodward
writes frequently about the arts for the New York Times and The Wall
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 26.5
Weight (kg): 1.62
Edition Number: 1