Government and society Constitutional framework The constitution of Arizona reflects the ideals of the Progressive movement, which was influential at the time of the constitutional convention in It provides for maximum citizen participation through initiatives and referenda on legislation and recall of all elected officials, including judges. A reorganization of the state government in strengthened the power of the governor and streamlined the executive branch.
The grandson of a wealthy timber baron, Adams grew up in a house set amid the sand dunes of the Golden Gate. When Adams was only four, an aftershock of the great earthquake and fire of threw him to the ground and badly broke his nose, distinctly marking him for life.
An only child, Adams was born when his mother was nearly forty. Charles Adams, on the other hand, deeply and patiently influenced, encouraged, and supported his son. In later life he noted that he might have been diagnosed as hyperactive.
There is also the distinct possibility that he may have suffered from dyslexia.
He was not successful in the various schools to which his parents sent him; consequently, his father and aunt tutored him at home. Wilkins Private School — perhaps equivalent to having completed the eighth grade. Nearly every day found him hiking the dunes or meandering along Lobos Creek, down to Baker Beach, or out to the very edge of the American continent.
When Adams was twelve he taught himself to play the piano and read music. Soon he was taking lessons, and the ardent pursuit of music became his substitute for formal schooling. Although he ultimately gave up music for photography, the piano brought substance, discipline, and structure to his frustrating and erratic youth.
Moreover, the careful training and exacting craft required of a musician profoundly informed his visual artistry, as well as his influential writings and teachings on photography. He spent substantial time there every year from until his death.
From his first visit, Adams was transfixed and transformed. He began using the Kodak No. He hiked, climbed, and explored, gaining self-esteem and self-confidence. He met his wife, Virginia Best, in Yosemite; they were married in The couple had two children.
Each summer the club conducted a month-long High Trip, usually in the Sierra Nevada, which attracted up to two hundred members. The participants hiked each day to a new and beautiful campsite accompanied by a large contingent of pack mules, packers, cooks, and the like.
As photographer of these outings, in the late s, Adams began to realize that he could earn enough to survive — indeed, that he was far more likely to prosper as a photographer than as a concert pianist.
More important, he came under the influence of Albert M. Bender, a San Francisco insurance magnate and patron of arts and artists. His creative energies and abilities as a photographer blossomed, and he began to have the confidence and wherewithal to pursue his dreams.
In addition to spending summers photographing in the Sierra Nevada, Adams made several lengthy trips to the Southwest to work with Mary Austin, grande dame of the western literati. Their magnificent limited edition book, Taos Pueblo, was published in Manipulated in this instance meaning altering the clarity or content of the photographed subject matter.
They became increasingly important to each other as friends and colleagues. He made his first visit to New York inon a pilgrimage to meet photographer Alfred Stieglitz, the artist whose work and philosophy Adams most admired and whose life of commitment to the medium he consciously emulated.
Their relationship was intense and their correspondence frequent, rich, and insightful. Although profoundly a man of the West, Adams spent a considerable amount of time in New York during the s and s, and the Stieglitz circle played a vital role in his artistic life.
His first series of technical articles was published in Camera Craft inand his first widely distributed book, Making a Photograph, appeared in His financial situation remained precarious and a source of considerable stress until late in life.This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for August-September CONTENTS * Anniversary of Michael Hart’s death * Join Distributed Proofreaders * Find Project Gutenberg on social media * New eBook listings from August-September * Anniversary of Michael Hart’s death On September 6, , the founder of Project Gutenberg died.
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