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.
"A warm, discursive, and salty document" --New Yorker "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."--The New York Times "Rough-edged...witty and candid...A direct line to Adams' thoughts and ideas."--Los Angeles Times "A warm, discursive, and salty document" New Yorker" "A warm, discursive, and salty document" New Yorker" "A warm, discursive, and salty document" New Yorker"