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Ansel Adams goes electronic.

A collection of thirty photographs by the master of landscape photography, Ansel Adams, has been adapted to a computer format for the first time ever, and will be available as a CD-ROM screensaver this fall. The product will also be published in PC and Macintosh floppy disk format, according to an announcement made by Andrew Lerner, director of Time Warner Electronic Publishing (TWEP).

The Ansel Adams Screensaver is an elegant exhibition featuring the photographer's legendary black and white compositions. The product will also contain quotations from Adams' writings that will appear at random intervals between displays of the images. Additionally, at the touch of a keystroke, a caption will appear beneath the photograph identifying it and the year in which it was taken.

"The presentation our developer has created is minimalist and elegant," said Lerner, "so concentration is focused on the photographs themselves without the distraction of a border or contrasting background art."

Developed by the award-winning Multimedia Corporation of London, in close technical and artistic cooperation with the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, The Ansel Adams Screensaver is the first of its kind representing the famed photographer's work outside of books, calendars, posters, and postcards.

It is the first in a three-part series of products involving Adams' work to be published by Time Warner Electronic Publishing. Two major CD-ROMs will follow. In fall 1996, The Art of Ansel Adams will present a comprehensive survey of Adams' work aimed at those who wish to gain a deeper artistic understanding of his photographs. It will enable users to view the full collection of the photographer's published work in remarkably luminescent screen displays of more than 1,000 images.

In fall 1997, TWEP will publish The Ansel Adams CD-ROM Guide to Photography, a manual of photographic technique following Adams' main concepts, aimed at both amateur and professional photographers. This CD-ROM will include several thousand pages from Adams' famed technical writings, including new interpretive material plus hundreds of photographs, diagrams, and computer animations.

For more information, contact TWEP, New York, 212/522-4643, Fax: 212/522-1048.

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Date:Jul 1, 1995
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