Discover this "evocative celebration of the life, career, friendships, concerns, and vision" of Ansel Adams, America's greatest photographer (New York Times) "No lover of Ansel Adams' photographs can afford to miss this book." - Wallace Stegner In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer.Illustrated with eight pages of Adams' gorgeous black-and-white photographs, this book brings readers behind the images into the stories and circumstances of their creation. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original. "A warm, discursive, and salty document." - New Yorker
About the Author
Ansel Adams (1902-1985) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.
"Rough-edged...witty and candid...A direct line to Adams' thoughts and ideas."—Los Angeles Times
"An evocative celebration of the life, career, friendships, concerns, and vision of an ardent environmentalist and pioneering artist who captured the rich natural beauty of America through the lens of his camera."—New York Times
"A warm, discursive, and salty document"—New Yorker