San Francisco: 5 Associates, 1964. First Edition. 4to. 96, (2) pp. 69 photographic reproductions (16 in color). Narrative by Edward Joesting. Includes a 4-page lesson by Adams on Photography in the Hawiaan Islands; List of Plates; List of Authentic Books on Hawaii and Photography. Blue cloth with gilt lettering in wraparound color photo-illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy. Item #20775
Ansel Adams arrived on Oahu by Matson ocean liner in 1948 on a commercial art assignement with Bishop National Bank of Hawaii. In this work, he photographs in black & white and in color the stark beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. The subjects of Adams’ photos range from Waimea Canyon on Kauai; petroglyphs on the west coast of Hawaii; herding cattle on the Parker Ranch; Na Pali coastline; rain forests, ferns & fishponds; lava flow and rocks and so much more of Island beauties.