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Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer: The Years 1879-1909 
 
  
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Hardcover 
128 pages 
Aperture 
Published 1999 
  
 
  
 
  
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"Weighed down by heavy, nineteenth-century camera equipment, Vittorio Sella climbed some of the world's most mysterious, perilous peaks and photographed them, many for the first time. Climbers today still use Sella's pictures to map out routes and to better comprehend the challenges in store."--BOOK JACKET. "Through Sella's images, we witness the grandeur of the Alps, the Caucasus, the Saint Elias Range in Alaska, the Ruwenzori in Africa, and the Himalayas. Sella's portfolio of K2 in the western... read more  
  
 
  
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Foreword by David Brower Preface by Ansel Adams Introduction by Greg Child Essays by Wendy Watson and Paul Kallmes  
  
 
  
Dazzling images from the master of mountain photography.  
  
 
  
Weighted with heavy, nineteenth-century camera equipment, Vittorio Sella climbed some of the world's most mysterious, perilous peaks and photographed them, many for the first time. His strikingly elegant photographs, which in Ansel Adams's words, "revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty," offer groundbreaking scientific and documentary information as well. Climbers today still use Sella's pictures to map out routes and to better comprehend their challenges and the magnificence to come. Through Sella's images, we can witness the grandeur of the world's greatest peaks: the Caucasus, the St. Elias Range in Alaska, the Ruwenzori in Africa, the Alps, and Kanchenjunga in the Himalaya. His photographic documentation of these peaks had no precedents and has few, if any, equals. A traveling exhibition of Sella's photographs will open at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in spring 2000.  
  
 
  
Published in association with the Fondazione Sella and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.  
  
 
  
125 Duotone Images/2 Gatefolds
 
  
 
  

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Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer: The Years 1879-1909 
  
Vittorio Sella; Paul Kallmes; Wendy Watson (Editor); & Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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