Synopses & Reviews
In the last years of his life Ansel Adams selected the seventy-five images that he believed represented the finest examples of the quality and breadth of his artistic legacy. Those images he designated for exhibition throughout the country as "The Museum Set" and published in this essential volume: Classic Images
Classic Images includes many of Adams' most famous and best-loved photographs and encompasses the full scope of his work: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which he is revered. The latter range from his beloved Yosemite to the Pacific Coast, the Southwest, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Northwest. The portfolio is preceded by an eloquent introduction by John Szarkowski, former Director of the Department of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art. An authoritative biographical essay and a detailed chronology by James Alinder further establish Classic Images as required reading for a full understanding of Adams' development as a pre-eminent American artist.
"These classic photographs were selected by the late Ansel Adams himself to be permanently representative of his work." Publishers Weekly
A collection of seventy-five photographs, hand-picked by the renowned photographer as a representation of his life's work, that range from his beloved Yosemite to the Pacific Coast, the Southwest, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, and the Northwest.
A beautiful collection of Adams' work, hand-picked by himself--a last statement portfolio to represent his life's work. 76 duotones.