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APERTURE/GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Rochester, NY
George Eastman Museum, 06/04/16–10/02/16

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Picturing America's National Parks

Text by Jamie M. Allen.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Picturing America's National Parks</I>.

From Ansel Adams' classic images of Yosemite to Lee Friedlander's views of Zion--100 years of our National Parks in photographs

To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America’s National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 100 years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes. An informative essay and commentary from curator Jamie M. Allen unfold the role of photography in promoting America’s national heritage, land conservation and wildlife preservation. Featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld, this volume offers a powerful look at America’s National Parks and pays homage to a practice that has defined the way we see America, particularly the American West.

The parks included are Acadia National Park (ME), Arches National Park (UT), Badlands National Park (SD), Big Bend National Park (TX), Bryce Canyon National Park (UT), Capital Reef National Park (UT), Canyonlands National Park (UT), Crater Lake National Park (OR), Death Valley National Park (CA and NV), Denali National Park (AK), Glacier National Park (MT), Glacier Bay National Monument (AK), Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Grand Teton National Park (WY), Great Basin National Park (NV), Great Sand Dunes National Park (CO), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC and TN), Joshua Tree National Park (CA), Kenai Fjords National Park (AK), Mount Rainer National Park (WA), Olympic National Park (WA), Redwood National Park (CA), Rocky Mountain National Park (CO), Yellowstone National Park (WY), Yosemite National Park (CA) and Zion National Park (UT).

Featured image is reproduced from Picturing America's National Parks.

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This striking and comprehensive collection of images reinforces Wallace Stegner’s proclamation that the national parks were America’s “best idea”... The book’s visual range is as broad and diverse as the parks themselves.

Picturing America's National Parks

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/30/2016

Stephen Shore in Picturing America's National Parks

Stephen Shore in Picturing America's National Parks"When the American photographer Stephen Shore wrote that, 'Our country is made for long trips,' was he being obvious, merely noting that in a place of such size, epic travel is inevitable, or was it something more profound? America’s newcomers had made long trips to get here. They had the appetite and the experience of distance. More importantly, might we not say that as a nation formed at the onset of an industrial revolution, perhaps even the concept of modern America presumes the need for long trips? The means of travel may come and go, but the impulse is constant." This excerpt from Jamie M. Allen's text and Stephen Shore's "Merced River, Yosemite, 1979" are reproduced from Aperture's centennial photo collection, Picturing America's National Parks. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/29/2016

Picturing America's National Parks: Geysers, canyons, waterfalls and photography

Geysers, canyons, waterfalls and photographyGeysers, canyons, waterfalls and photography—you can't do better. This vintage picture by an unidentified photographer is reproduced from Picturing America's National Parks, Aperture's new compendium of landscape photography from our national living treasures. From ephemeral materials and unascribed pictures to more artful photographs by pioneers like Ansel Adams and Alvin Langdon Coburn and contemporary masters like Garry Winogrand and Stephen Shore, this volume presents a complete picture of America's national parks. What better book to kick off the summer? continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/28/2016

Picturing America's National Parks

Picturing America's National Parks"Joy rides, voyages of discovery, surveys, wanderings, migrations, polemics, travel diaries, and assessments of the nation," Jamie Allen writes in Picturing America's National Parks, published by Aperture & George Eastman House in celebration of the National Park Service centennial. "Is America imaginable without the road trip? Without everything the road trip implies: the cars, the buses, the motels, hotels, campsites, diners and gas stations? Is it imaginable without the camera that records, expresses, and promotes such journeys?" Featured image is Hal Rumel's 1940s postcard, "Red Canyon Near the Entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah." continue to blog




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