Ansel Adams devoted his life and work to the celebration and protection of America's unsurpassed wild spaces. The American Wildernesspresents the heart of Adams' legacy in over 100 of his most powerful landscapes.He reveals primeval nature found across America: the coast of Mt. Desert, Maine, the dunes of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, the Rio Grande River, the grand peaks of Yosemite and the High Sierra, and the most remote reaches of Denali National Park, Alaska.A selection of Adams' writings provides a stirring counterpoint to the images as he urges us all to perceive and cherish "the grandeur and potentials of the one and only world which we inhabit."This is a magnificent volume, the first large-format book of Adams' work since Yosemite and the Range of Light. It was envisioned as a masterwork of fine bookmaking, sweeping in both subject and design, with extraordinarily beautiful printing in keeping with the originals. Adams' writings are printed on heavy, textured grey paper which is interleaved with the images.It is a vivid remembrance of the American wilderness--a stunning expression of the subject closest to this artist's heart, and one of profound concern to the world today.Adams, Ansel is the author of 'American Wilderness' with ISBN 9780821217993 and ISBN 0821217992.