Ansel Adams : Letters and Images 1916–1984 contains a collection of correspondence between Adams and his family, friends, fellow photographers, environmentalists, and politicians. Ansel Adams (1902–1984) was an American landscape photographer who is best known for his breathtaking photographs of the Yosemite National Park and his lifelong work as a conservationist. The book, published by the New York Graphic Society in 1988, is a companion volume to Adams’s autobiography published in 1985.
Letters and Images 1916–1984 offers a chronological review of the issues that composed the core themes of Adams’s lifework and the gradual development of his professional ideas in the art of photography. The book has been illustrated with Adams’s photography, from monumental landscapes to family snapshots, and other archive material. the foreword has been written by Wallace Stegner, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who was a friend of Adams for more than forty years.
I am always surprised when I realise I have had close associations for more than sixty years with the great expressions of Nature that our country affords. I have observed both very good and very bad happenings in our Natural Scene; many wise and foolish decisions, devotions and exploitations. But, on the whole, we are progressing!
– Ansel Adams in a letter to President Jimmy Carter in 1979
For more information about Adams, please visit anseladams.com.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The binding is fine, and the pages are clean. Only the dust jacket shows some signs of use and shelf wear.