Photographers who are beginning to assemble a library of books on and by Ansel Adams should be aware that he issued the original five book Basic Photo series between 1948 and 1956. It was reissued in 1970. He began writing the three book series in 1977 with Robert Baker. It lacks the flavor of Ansel's original writing, but retains the nourishment. The Ansel Adams Guide by John Schaefer is even further removed from the master.