Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies

Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies

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The first book of Ansel Adams's early photographs of the Canadian Rockies.
"These mountains are breathtaking - utterly different than anything we have seen. The peaks and forest and 'tone' fulfill almost every ideal I have had of what 'my' mountains could be. . . These are the great mountains we dream about."

--Ansel Adams to his wife Virginia, 1928

The Sierra Club's twenty-seventh annual outing or "High Trip" was Ansel Adams's first as official photographer. It was during this expedition to the Canadian Rockies in 1928 that Ansel began to find his voice as a photographer. In ANSEL ADAMS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, we discover images of celebrated natural sites including Mount Robson, Amethyst Lake, Drawbridge Peak, and Bennington Glacier that foreshadow the majestic mountain vistas for which Adams would become renowned.

A fine chronicle of one of Ansel Adams's earliest major photographic expeditions, and the only one he ever made outside of the United States, this book also serves as a record of Ansel's emerging style during these crucial years in his artistic development.
Publisher: New York :, Little Brown & Company,, 2013
ISBN: 9780316243414
Branch Call Number: 779.092 ADA
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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LaughingOne Jul 18, 2014

I'm used to seeing magnificent, large photos of Ansel Adams, and I expected more of a coffee table book with large photos. The ones in this book are tiny. For me it was hard to appreciate the amazing things Adams could do in black and white photography. I didn't mind reading the text in the book; it did give some background of the Sierra Club and of Adams' early photographic work. But, for me, there were not enough photos and the ones there were too small to fully enjoy.

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kljl
May 17, 2014

Ansel is a great photographers, but this is not one of his great books.

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Keogh
Mar 31, 2014

Stunning black and white photography from one of the great masters of the craft. Adams took these shots on a trip with various members of the Sierra Club, and he gives the Canadian Rockies a dramatic, stark feel in the way he photographs them. The only complaint? The book should be much longer. Adams' work is very welcome indeed.

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