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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.

Reviews

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