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Featured Gallery: Sanford H. Roth

In 1947, Sanford Roth, a native of New York, moved to Paris with his wife, Beulah, a Siamese cat, and a small camera. He was determined to pursue a career as a photographer. As the city recuperated from the years of German occupation, a renaissance took place before Roth's eyes. He captured Paris and the Parisians from Montmarte to Montparnasse and became lifelong friends with Colette, Picasso, Cocteau, and many other artists and intellectuals.

He later used his skills as a photojournalist to photograph film stars in both Europe and Hollywood. His photographs of James Dean, for instance, became world famous and contributed to the cult status Dean acquired.

Sanford Roth's photographs appeared in Life, Look, Paris Match, Elle, People, Harper's Bazaar, and Oggii. In 1953, a collection of his Paris photographs were published under the title of The French of Paris with an introduction by Aldous Huxley. Four books of Roth's photographs have been published since his death in 1962, including Paris in the Fifties (1988), Italy, 50s (1990), Portraits of the Fifties (1987) and James Dean (1983).

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Ansel Adams

Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail
Very good, foxing to front and rear pastedowns and endpapers, former owner's business card pasted to inside front cover, former owner's signature in pen on title page, First Edition, Limited edition: 500 numbered and signed copies by Adams. This copy is #299, 16 1/2 x 12 inches, 202 pages, cloth, some soiling and discoloration to cloth , some fading to spine as usually found, subtle repairs to spine at top and bottom edge, corners bumped, The first major monograph of Adams' work, this book includes 50 tipped-in illustrations from photographs by Ansel Adams printed in the finest half-tone process of the time. Sierra Club member Walter Starr commissioned Adams to produce the book as a memorial to his son who was killed while solo climbing in the High Sierra. This elaborate publication was used as a sophisticated lobbying tool while Congress was voting on the establishment of Kings Canyon National Park.


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