Bad Weather by Martin Parr. First edition (1982). First impression. Large format paperback in near fine condition. Minor toning to edges of cover. No internal markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Bad Weather
Published in a landscape paperback format by A. Zwemmer Ltd in 1982, Bad Weather was the debut monograph of one of Britain’s most world-renowned and prolific photographers. Armed with his famous wry humor and a water-proof camera, Martin Parr (born 1952) captured the social landscape and national character of the UK during downpours, drizzles, snow storms and other challenging varieties of the weather for which Britain is so famed, in gentle, charming, black and white photographs. This book has been out of print for 30 years and is now one of Parr’s most sought after books. Books on Books No.17 reproduces the entire publication spread by spread, and includes an essay by Thomas Weski on Britain’s obsession with its weather, called “Even the Queen Gets Wet.”
This is a charming survey of the people of Britain and Ireland going about their lives in bad weather, a recognised national obsession. Many of the images were captured with an underwater camera and flashgun, as Martin Parr’s Leica was prone to getting water leakage.
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