New York, NY (PRWEB) December 3, 2010
Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced the release of Ansel Adams for the iPad. This groundbreaking interactive app, available now on iTunes for $13.99, provides a multi-tiered introduction to the life and work of the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Taking full advantage of the remarkable screen resolution, backlit display, and audiovisual capabilities of the iPad, this app sets a new standard for the presentation of art and biography on a hand-held device.
The app was created in collaboration with The Ansel Adams Trust and includes:
The extraordinary luminosity provided by the iPad screen gives the photographs in the slideshow a feeling and impact very similar to that of seeing an original Adams print in a museum setting. These photographs were selected by Andrea G. Stillman, who worked for the legendary photographer in the last decade of his life, has edited many books of his work, and is the foremost expert on his work. The photographs span Adams’ career and showcase the full range of his mastery. Stillman also provides the audio narration for the slideshow.
Maja Thomas, senior vice president of Hachette Digital says: “Creating this application is the realization of a dream we’ve nurtured for years. It has finally been made possible by the invention of the iPad. The combination of Ansel Adams’ renowned images, the commentary, letters, postcards, and video features make this a work that can be appreciated in different ways and multiple times. We believe a new audience will join longtime fans of this beautiful work and discover fresh inspiration in this app.”
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.
In 1976, Ansel Adams chose Little, Brown and Company as the exclusive authorized publisher of his books, calendars, and posters and he established a special Publishing Rights Trust to supervise state-of-the-art image reproduction. The result of the Ansel Adams-Little, Brown collaboration has been a series of celebrated publications—perhaps the most successful single-artist publishing program in history.
Little, Brown and Company is the publisher of many of Ansel Adams’s books, including Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Ansel Adams at 100; Ansel Adams: In Color, Ansel Adams: The American Wilderness; and Ansel Adams in the National Parks, published on October 21, 2010. Founded in 1837, Little, Brown has long been recognized as a publisher committed to publishing nonfiction and fiction of the highest quality. Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world.
A limited number of reviewer codes for Ansel Adams for the iPad are available through Elizabeth Garriga, Publicity Manager, at elizabeth(dot)garriga(at)hbgusa(dot)com.
See the app on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ansel-adams/id400716705?mt=8