This title celebrates the author's romance with the beguiling desert lands of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah - places that he returned to again and again from 1928 to 1968. More than 100 superbly reproduced photographs, including "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" and other celebrated images, give us his powerful and evocative record of this unique region. Here are indelible photographs of our National Parks and Monuments - the Grand Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree, among others - as well as striking images of Navajo Mountain, Hopi Buttes, Taos Pueblo, saguaro cactus, gravestones, and other varied subjects.
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.