Ansel Adams 2016 Wall Calendar (Calendars 2016) (英語) カレンダー – Wall Calendar, 2015/7/28
With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR remains a beloved annual bestseller.
Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.
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The main reason that I buy this calendar, year after year, is that the extra-large date boxes provide ample space for recording all of my family's medical appointments, upcoming meetings and activities, and other date-related reminders. When hanging open to a month, the calendar measures 15-1/2" wide by 25" long; and the monthly photo and calendar pages each measure 15-1/2" wide by 12-1/2" long. When the year is up, I save the calendar as a quick reference for that year's appointments and activities.
Each month's calendar page includes a mini-calendar for last month and next month, and indicates holidays, moon phases, and important items like daylight savings time changes. The black and white photographs by Ansel Adams are beautiful, and every year's selection is different.
I grew, matured, went to Europe to live and work, but continued to spend the money needed to import these two calendars into my homes in Europe. The Adams calendar offers one sublime peace, rest, and a dramatic appreciation of the many wonders of nature. One can sit staring at the calendar for a great deal of time, such is the magnificence and the depth of the photography within.
The square boxes for each page are large, and convenient for the noting of appointments and special events,, the calendar is a nicely-sized calendar, and printed on excellent quality thick and glossy stock. It is a bargain at this price, and very little will grant you the peace of mind and serenity afforded by this calendar for the mere pittance being asked to redeem it.
I wax ecstatic over this calendar, buy one, meditate long and hard upon each of the stunningly beautiful representations of nature at its finest. You will not regret this purchase. You have a practical and useful wall calendar, but more than that you have a glimpse into the mind of one of our most esteemed and honored nature photographers. This calendar is an ode to nature, and to how it must be preserved at all costs.
This is to be highly recommended,, and I guarantee that each purchaser will glean and gain something more than worthwhile from the ownership of such an object of pristine beauty.
The quality of the pages is fantastic and the monthly photos are breathtaking! I would highly recommend this calendar to everyone. As a Mom of busy teenagers, there is plenty of room to write down each of their daily activities!
I will most definitely be purchasing this calendar in the coming years.
Sure, we all know Ansel Adams had a gifted eye, immense and indelible talent, but he was also a smart businessman. When it came to commercial quality and preserving his photographic legacy, he chose Little, Brown and Company and established The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. What that means to you when selecting a calendar is that, Ansel himself approved his reprinted work. The work you are abut to buy in the form of a calendar. This is not my first Ansel Adams calendar, as I have bought many over the years.
IT'S AUTHENTIC ANSEL ADAMS
"Perhaps the most important characteristic of my work is what may be called print quality, it is very important that the reproductions be as good as you can possibly get them." - Ansel Adams from the back of the calendar.
The classic black and white images exclude people and focus on the life of the natural subject. Each photo has a caption at the bottom indicating place and date. The paper stock is hard and the spiral bound binding is a smart choice because, by the time you get to December, your calendar won't be ripped and hanging by tape or thumbtacks or any other unsightly quick fixes to keep it attached to the wall or wherever. Again, great quality.
It has been documented that Ansel was not afraid to take on commercial work in order to pay the bills which confused Adams' mentor Alfred Stieglitz who was concerned that he would be sacrificing his own work. However, that was not the case and this calendar and the smart choices that he made in his lifetime give you a brief snapshot into Ansel's world. You might even want to purchase his books.
Stark. Haunting. Beautiful.