Item #124806 Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Adams and described by Mary Austin.New afterword by Weston J. Naef. Ansel. Austin Adams, Mary.
Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Adams and described by Mary Austin.New afterword by Weston J. Naef.
Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Adams and described by Mary Austin.New afterword by Weston J. Naef.
Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Adams and described by Mary Austin.New afterword by Weston J. Naef.

Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Adams and described by Mary Austin.New afterword by Weston J. Naef.

Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1977.

Folio, unpagnated. With 12 fine-screen duotone photographic plates by Adams. Original brick cloth boards, calf spine as new in the original slipcase.

§ Limited to 950 copies, signed by Ansel Adams, printed by Lawton Kennedy, the photographs printed in duotone by George Waters at Pacific Litho. This edition, an excellent facsimile of the rare 1930 first edition, contains a new afterword by Weston Naef. Fine condition with slipcase, as issued.
“Genius has never been more happily wed. Nowhere else did [Austin] write prose of such precise and poetical authority... Their Taos Pueblo is a true and beautiful book by two consummate artists" (Ansel Adams: Photographs of the Southwest, 1970, p. xxv). Magee and Heller, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915-1940, # 137. Roth, The Book of 101 Books, 58.

Of the original edition: "Adams was first introduced to the Southwest in 1927 when he escorted San Francisco art patron Albert Bender to the homes of Mary Austin and Witter Bynner. Both Virginia and Ansel Adams were invited by Mary Austin to return to Santa Fe in 1929. It was during this visit that Adams and Austin decided to collaborate on a book of words and pictures on a New Mexican subject. When they decided to focus on the people and architecture of the Taos Pueblo for their collaborative project, Adams and Austin approached Tony Lujan for help in gaining access to the Pueblo.
When Albert Bender heard of the Taos project envisioned by Adams and Austin, Bender offered his sponsorship for the publication as he had for Adams’ portfolio, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras several years earlier. Valenti Angelo was commissioned to design the thunderbird insignia for the book and the Grabhorn Press was hired to design and print the book. Adams rejected the idea of using photomechanical half-tone reproductions and decided to make original photographic prints that were bound directly into each book. Noted photographer William Dassonville was commissioned to make the photographic paper. The same paper stock was used to print the text pages of the book. The deep rich tonalities of the photographs in Taos Pueblo are a product of Dassonville’s own special mixture of silver-bromide emulsion which was a variation of his standard paper, Dassonville Charcoal Black. When the book was published in 1930, Albert Bender set the price at $75.00 and promptly purchased 10 copies. The rest of the edition sold out within a period of 2 years." This facsimile, overseen by Ansel Adams, is in every way a worthy reissue of a magnificent book. Item #124806

Price: $2,500.00

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