A celebration without shadows: Ansel Adam's and Nancy Newhall's collaborations on "The Pageant of History in Northern California" and "Fiat Lux: The University of California"

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Title:
A celebration without shadows: Ansel Adam's and Nancy Newhall's collaborations on "The Pageant of History in Northern California" and "Fiat Lux: The University of California"
Author:
Stover, Louise, 1962-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Throughout the 1950s and '60s Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall collaborated on eight books devoted to photography. Two of these publications stand apart as books which were distinctly commercial in character. The Pageant of History in Northern California (1954), created for the American Trust Company of San Francisco, and Fiat Lux (1967), commissioned by the University of California, are linked by a number of interesting similarities. The ultimate function was identical--to create a work that would reflect the institution's commitment to the State of California. This essay will examine the character of Adams's photographs, Newhall's text, and their collaboration itself. It will explore the decisions and compromises Adams and Newhall were compelled to make between the requirements of the commercial commission and the preservation of their personal agenda of promoting photography as a tool of visual communication.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Art History.; Literature, American.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McElroy, Keith

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA celebration without shadows: Ansel Adam's and Nancy Newhall's collaborations on "The Pageant of History in Northern California" and "Fiat Lux: The University of California"en_US
dc.creatorStover, Louise, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStover, Louise, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout the 1950s and '60s Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall collaborated on eight books devoted to photography. Two of these publications stand apart as books which were distinctly commercial in character. The Pageant of History in Northern California (1954), created for the American Trust Company of San Francisco, and Fiat Lux (1967), commissioned by the University of California, are linked by a number of interesting similarities. The ultimate function was identical--to create a work that would reflect the institution's commitment to the State of California. This essay will examine the character of Adams's photographs, Newhall's text, and their collaboration itself. It will explore the decisions and compromises Adams and Newhall were compelled to make between the requirements of the commercial commission and the preservation of their personal agenda of promoting photography as a tool of visual communication.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectArt History.en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, American.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcElroy, Keithen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351344en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27149365en_US
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