Ansel Adams in Color

Ansel Adams in Color

Book - 2009
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Renowned as America's pre-eminent black-and-white landscape photographer, Ansel Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome film was invented in the mid 1930s. He made nearly 3,500 color photographs, a small fraction of which were published for the first time in the 1993 edition of ANSEL ADAMS IN COLOR . In this newly revised and expanded edition, 20 unpublished photographs have been added. New digital scanning and printing technologies allow a more faithful representation of Adams's color photography.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown, c2009.
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed.
ISBN: 9780316056410
0316056413
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.

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Right from day one - Ansel Adams' b&w images had become admired icons of the rugged North American West. But - I'll certainly bet you that not many people are at all familiar with his impressive photographic work in colour.

Born in San Francisco, California (1902) - Ansel Adams was, without question, the most honoured American photographer of the 20th century. He was also a very concerned and out-spoken environmentalist, as well.

Beginning back in the mid-1920s - Adams' career in photography had steadily endured for 50 years. He had a very keen eye for his subject and his camera technique was as unique as one's fingerprints.

These colour images are, indeed, a striking view to behold.

*Note* - In 1984 - Ansel Adams (82 at the time) died of cardiovascular disease.

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abysis212
Apr 07, 2013

This is the first book to really do justice to Ansel Adams in color as far as I can remember. The prints in the book are indeed quite nice. For that reason alone I rate this book quite highly. There are a number of memorable shots in this book for me though also many I find a bit common by today's standards. In either case a great resource.

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RapidRic
Nov 25, 2009

If you like Ansel Adams B&W work, you will love his color work as well.

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