In a career that spanned six decades, Ansel Adams was America's foremost landscape photographer and also one of its most ardent environmentalists. He began to use colour soon after Kodachrome was invented in the mid-1930s, and while much of his colour work was done "on assignment" he also did significant personal or "creative" photography in colour. The distinctive visualization of a scene and the technical mastery that characterize his black and white work are immediately evident in his colour work, but only a small fraction of the latter has hitherto been published. For this book the distinguished photographer Harry Callahan has made a selection of the best of Adams's colour work.
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In a career that spanned six decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most ardent environmentalists.
James Enyeart is the Director of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House. Formerly director of the Center for Creative Photography, he is the author of Decade by Decade: 20th Century American Photography(NYGS, 1989).
Adams died in 1984, still planning a book on color photography, a topic that he had wrestled with since the 1950s and that gave him profound discomfort. He allowed that were he a young photographer in the 1980s, he'd work in color, yet in the last letter quoted herein he confessed, "I don't like photographic color. . . . It is not my dish of tea!" In other remarks, he was more analytic about color's challenges. Mostly, he regretted lack of control over intensity and hue, which afforded him no way to transform color as he transformed and exaggerated tonal values in black-and-white. For Adams, black-and-white was an abstract medium and color was inseparable from banal realism. He also sensed in himself a lack of "color imagination," the quality that distinguished the work of his colleague and friend Eliot Porter. He was right, yet he produced 3,000 color transparencies, most as tests for Kodak or for 1940s and 1950s commercial jobs. Eminent color photographer Harry Callahan culled 59 landscapes from this work for this album, which thoroughgoing photography collections will want in order to document Adams' beliefs about color photography and as testimony to the problems color has presented as a creative medium. Gretchen Garner
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Descripción LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, 1993. Estado de conservación: Nuovo. 50 color plates, 12 color illustrations Ilustrador. Edited by Harry M. Callahan, with John P. Schaefer and Andrea G. Stillman. Introduction by James L. Enyeart. Selected Writings on Color Photography by Ansel AdamsNum Pagine 132 tela editoriale con sovracoperta; hardcover, dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 2452