Adams, a noted photographer of the American West, dislikes words that describe pictures. In this collection of poetic, thought-provoking and highly original essays, he examines Paul Strand's devotion to America and analyzes the origins of his art; he looks at the contradictions in Ansel Adams' life and work, and comes to his own conclusions. He writes movingly not only of people but of place--his beloved West--and his belief that "we live in several landscapes at once, among them the landscape of hope..."
inspiring, engaging and sincere. a super book for those who love photography.Published 10 months ago by anon
For the photographer enthusiasts, Robert Adams provides an understanding of the essence of the art of photography. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Richard Raymond
A short, interesting book. I reccomend to anyone that is interested in the world of photography or the world of art.Published on June 23, 2013 by Danielle
Gives anyone interested in photography food for thought. Helps you think about more than just what you are shooting
but also why you are shooting it.
Really. I have read each and every comment here, and I am a bit perplexed over the harshness of your crits Really! Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by Imagineruthgmail Com
I ordered this book from Amazon because it appears on the recommended lists of many photographers. It is nicely written but is a photographer's meditations. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Slumming Angel