Ansel Adams *Our National Parks * First Edition 1992 MINT. In the century since the establishment of the world's first national park at Yellowstone, no individual has been a more ardent champion of the "national park idea" than Ansel Adams. Over a span of six decades, beginning in 1916, Adams photographed America's great national parks, making thousands of pictures, some of them among the most memorable images of the natural scene ever created.
In this book, a selection of Adams' legendary photographs of over forty national parks and monuments is presented, along with a sampling of his impassioned letters, speeches, and writings (all long out of print of never before published) about the critical issues facing the park system. These insightful, and sometimes controversial, writings by one of the great environmental thinkers of the twentieth century are as relevant today as when they were written. Top-quality reproduction in a reasonably priced paperback add to the appeal of this fascinating presentation of one of the most important themes in Ansel Adams' life and work. This beautifully printed monograph consists of 128 pages ( over 100 tri-tone reproduced black & white photographs , illustrations , essays and detailed comprehensive information ) and is printed on heavy 120 gsm semi-sheen high-end art paper. Softcover measures 8.5" inches wide by 9" inches high , this is a rare first edition by Little , Brown & Co. Will be carefully wrapped in bubble-wrap and double-boxed and shipped via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Tracking. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.