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SOUVENIRS FROM HIGH PLACES: A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING PHOTOGRAPHY Bensen 1998 1st UK ed Large Hardcover MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By Bensen, Joe
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UK, 1998, 1st UK edition. 144 pp, 151 color & b/w photos. A stunning survey of mountaineering and how it has been recorded in photographs over 150 years. Concurrent with mountaineering's development began as a popular leisure-time pursuit in the Alps and before climbing became the high-tech, intense sport it is today — photography began its evolution into a favorite activity as well. New Large-format hardcover with dust jacket.
 
This parallel growth created the distinct genre of mountaineering photography. As much a history of mountaineering as a history of photography, Souvenirs from High Places offers a fascinating collection of images from both ground-breaking photographers and amateur enthusiasts that demonstrate not only how much has changed, but how much has remained the same.
 
This beautiful and elaborate book takes its reader through the ages of mountaineering from a visual perspective, with drawings, etchings, early black and white photographs and modern colour images.

Including sketches by Crompton, etchings by Edward Whymper, black and white stills by Vittorio Sella and colour images by the likes of John Cleare and Bob and Ira Spring, Souvenirs from High Places is a celebration not only of the sport through imagery, but of the people who perfected various art mediums to capture the sport visually.

Published in 1998, the book ends just before the digital era, which does leave the reader hanging with regard to recent climbing events and imagery, but the work makes up for this dating through its carefully selected collection up to the end of the 20th century.

The hard cover coffee table book was compiled by Joe Bensen, who holds a passion for both climbing and photography. Books aside, he teaches photography and holds a degree in fine art in photography.

As one could imagine, the cumulative collection from which to choose is immense, and Benson has done well to steer clear of certain obvious images that made a number events world famous, (for example Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Everest), choosing rather more obscure images that embody the combined talents of form, subject, lighting and composition.

Souvenirs from High Places also allows for an insight into climbing techniques, fashion and conditions. From Woman in Elizabethan dresses scaling glaciers, cotton and tweed clothing of the early 20th century to futuristic gear, this book is a ‘have to have’ for any mountain literature enthusiast.

New Large-format hardcover with dust jacket.

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