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Reviewed by Vera (Luxury Reading)

Ansel Adams passed away in 1984, but his beautiful photographs continue to captivate the public, and especially photography lovers. While buying an original Ansel Adams can run you into the hundreds of thousands – and it was rumored that his original negatives found at a garage sale were worth $200 million – his work is so recognizable because of the countless reproductions on calendars, mugs, photo books, and so on.

Ansel Adams is best known for his black and white photographs, and the magic of his simple and captivating images can once again be experienced in the new book, Ansel Adams in the National Parks. The book features over 200 of Adams photographs and spans forty national parks, from Yosemite to Yellowstone to Glacier National Park. Ansel Adams in the National Parks also includes commentary by the photographer on certain photos, giving us more insight into his creative process.

I enjoy photography, but am by no means a fanatic, and I loved browsing through the book and learning more about the National Parks (I’ve never been to one). There were a few particular images that really made me stop and take notice of every detail; I’m sure everyone will find some that do the same for them. Ansel Adams in the National Parks is beautifully presented and would make an amazing gift to anyone who appreciates nature photography, or is simply a fan of a great coffee table book.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Little, Brown and Company. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.