The four seasons of Yosemite text and photographs by Dana Morgenson. DANA CLARK MORGENSON.
The four seasons of Yosemite text and photographs by Dana Morgenson.

The four seasons of Yosemite text and photographs by Dana Morgenson. [Yosemite National Park, California]: Published by Yosemite Park & Curry Co., 1978. 28x21.5 cm (large octavo), pp. [1-2] 3-40, 53 illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. A collection of fine photographs of Yosemite National Park selected from thousands taken by Morgenson during his 35-year residence in the park where he was employed by its principal concessionaire, the Yosemite Park & Curry Co. "... practical methods of taking color photographs in Yosemite were not available until the 1930s. Since then advertisers of the Valley have profitably exploited the possibilities of color, especially on postcards and in travel books, and tourists have taken home many a colorful memento of the Park. Verisimilitude is what tourists want most of all, and modern color films are extremely adept at duplicating eyesight. A good example is the work of Dana Morgenson. In REMEMBERING YOSEMITE (Yosemite Park and Curry Company, 1980), the Park is accurately rendered and yet also appears romantic and inviting ... Until his death in 1980 Morgenson was a phenomenally successful leader of camera walks for the Yosemite Park and Curry Company. He was gifted with speech as colorful as his pictures and taught his followers as much about Sierra flora and fauna as he did about photography. Heir of the studio photographers, he wanted to entice the public to the Park and provide them with souvenirs of their stay." - Robertson, David, West of Eden: A History of the Art and Literature of Yosemite, p. 155. A fine copy. (#166136).

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