First Edition of Ansel Adams' Polaroid Manual: Land Photography: A Technical Handbook; Inscribed by Him to Photographer Marie Cosindas

  • Polaroid Manual: Land Photography: A Technical Handbook.
  • Polaroid Manual: Land Photography: A Technical Handbook.
  • Polaroid Manual: Land Photography: A Technical Handbook.

Polaroid Manual: Land Photography: A Technical Handbook.

Item Number: 71792

New York: Morgan & Morgan, 1963.

First edition of this technical work by Ansel Adams. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Marie Cosindas with appreciation! Ansel Adams March 1963.” The recipient Marie Considas was an American photographer best known for her evocative still life and color portraits. She was one of the first photographers to incorporate color photography into her work, which distinguished her from other photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962, Ansel Adams recommended Cosindas to Polaroid for their artist trial of their new instant-developing color film. She was the fifth woman to have a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. With the original booklet in the rear pastedown. Jacket design by John Alcorn. An excellent association.

American landscape photographer Ansel Easton Adams became known for his striking black and white images of the American West and left a legacy of spectacular photographs which came to be used to promote many of the goals of the Sierra Club and of the nascent environmental movement. Art critic John Szarkowski wrote "Ansel Adams attuned himself more precisely than any photographer before him to a visual understanding of the specific quality of the light that fell on a specific place at a specific moment. For Adams the natural landscape is not a fixed and solid sculpture but an insubstantial image, as transient as the light that continually redefines it. This sensibility to the specificity of light was the motive that forced Adams to develop his legendary photographic technique."