Yosemite in the Fifties : The Iron Age

Yosemite in the Fifties : The Iron Age

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Companion to the classic Yosemite in the Sixties, this book uses the words of the climbers of the time and artfully restored photographs to chronicle the historic first ascents of Yosemite's "mile-high" granite walls, the legendary personalities who risked their lives to climb them, and how their endeavors initiated the birth of adventure sports. Better than half a century after the first ascent of El Capitan, the deeds of Yosemite's 1950s-era Iron Age are no longer viewed as climbs or mere adventures. Rather, they are assaults on the human barrier, pushing that much higher. Yosemite in the Fifties gives the stage almost entirely over to the original source material, the first-person narratives, archive photos (artfully restored), and memorabilia particular to the seminal ascents of the era. These words, images, and design, when cast from critical angles, all reach across generations to resurrect vanished worlds. Yosemite in The Fifties is fashioned not so much as a book but as a wormhole back to an enchanted time in the history of exploration, and a classic era of Americana now lost in time.


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Author(s)
Tom Alder, John Long, Dean Fidelman
Format
Hardback | 176 pages
Dimensions
229 x 331 x 25.4mm | 1,673g
Publication date
17 Nov 2015
Publisher
Patagonia Books
Publication City/Country
Ventura, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Color photos throughout
ISBN10
1938340485
ISBN13
9781938340482
Bestsellers rank
431,522