Synopses & Reviews
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, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.
"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
This popularly priced edition of Adams' acclaimed 1985 autobiography preserves all the text but reproduces fewer photographs than the original. With characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, America's most beloved photographer-environmentalist recalls his extraordinary six-decade career. A warm, discursive, and salty document.--The New Yorker.
About the Author
In a career that spanned over six decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most ardent environmentalists. A master photographer, teacher and naturalist, the profound impact of his work continues to expand as each generation discovers the magnificent, luminous beauty of his art.
Mary Street Alinder was Executive Assistant to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1989 and worked with Ansel Adams on many of his books during that time. She is co-editor of Ansel Adams: Letters and Images (NYGS, 1988