I picked up this book in a bargain bin, having never heard of Robert Adams before—I was simply doing a lot of reading about photography at the time. I had read Sontag's On Photography, and thought that what it actually missed was the experience of the artist—what the individual photographer, himself or herself was trying to achieve.I went first to an excellent anthology, Photography in Print.But Adams is an even better place to go, to hear the other side of the argument.He is, in fact, my favorite contemporary writer on art, as well as on landscape-and that's not even getting into his photography.Like all of the best books on art, now, sadly, out of print.