New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967. First Edition. SIGNED by Ansel Adams. 4to. 192 pp. Photo-illustrations. Blue cloth in publisher's dustjacket in publisher's shipping box. A fine copy, Item #20546
In March of 1963, Clark Kerr, the President of the University of Califoria at Berkeley, commissioned Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall to visually document the University of California campuses, thus creating a vast repository of 1960s photographs that was named “Fiat Lux” (“Let there be light”), after the university’s motto. Four years later, after traveling to the nine UC campuses and UC’s myriad research stations, observatories, natural reserves and agricultural extensions, "Fiat Lux: The University of California" was published.