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Ansel Adams is known for his expressive interpretations of nature, and especially of the landscapes of the American West that so inspired him. Not only were his photographs almost poetic in their subtlety, they were also technically superb, reflecting his lifelong determination to strive for ever greater tonal range, depth, sharpness and detail in his images. At the height of his career, Adams was commissioned to create a photographic record of the beauty of the unspoiled American West that could be reproduced as a series of large murals for the U.S. Department of the Interior. This handsome volume presents the best of the Mural Project photographs, along with a selection of others that were also part of his public-service portfolio.