Atelier Éditions announces the release of Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th Century Britain by Annebella Pollen, a richly illustrated study examining the idiosyncratic phenomenon of social nudism, or naturism in 20th-century Britain, a place known for its lack of sunshine and conservative attitudes to sex.
By bringing naturists’ own words and images to light, Nudism in a Cold Climate tells this little-known but fascinating history for the first time. From the 1930s, thousands of people appeared nude in books and magazines associated with the nudist movement, drawing attention to the cause, attracting public curiosity and inciting moral panics.
Nudism in a Cold Climate offers readers a fascinating glimpse behind British veils of propriety and a unique view inside an enduring experimental culture that sought to radically challenge, liberate and ultimately transform conventional attitudes to bodies and their representations.
Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th Century Britain
Author Annebella Pollen
Published by Atelier Éditions
272 pages including
Over 100 black & white archival photographs
7 x 9.25 inches
Printed sustainably in Belgium
Retail: US $32.00 / GBP £30.00
Available in the UK December 3, 2021 and Jan 11, 2022 for the USA/ rest of the world.