This text presents the life story of one of America's best known and most popular photographers and environmentalists of the 20th century. Adams has also been a teacher, musician and crusader over the last six decades.
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.
Written with characteristic warmth, vigour, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.
No lover of Ansel Adam s' photographs can afford to miss this book. - Wallace Stegner
Rough-edged...witty and candid...A direct line to Adam s' 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
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) 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.