Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams' legions of dedicated fans and students.
The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.
Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.
I downloaded this book for viewing on my ipad hoping that it would have both great photos and supporting documentation to go with the photo. While the photos are great, it lacks the documentation explaining the photos. All it says under the photo is the year and where the photo was taken. It's just like the title says "400 Photographs". So i'm giving it 4 stars because it is a great book with photos, but it's just lacking what I wanted in an Ansel Adams book. I guess I'll have to buy another book to understand the the purpose/inspiration behind each photo.