Nudism in a Cold Climate


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You’ll be happy to know Atelier Éditions is releasing a book filled with nude people called Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th Century Britain. It was put together by Annebella Pollen and promises to ‘knock your socks off’ when it comes out on November 16 in the UK/ EU and December 14 for the rest of the world.

Nudism in a Cold Climate takes a look at the little known and fascinating history of the nudist movement in Britain, a place that is mostly very cold. I was nude once. I streaked at a Christmas party. This was back when the sight of my body didn’t bring about nausea. I took off all my clothes behind the DJ console, did my best an Apache war cry and bolted through the room. When I emerged dressed again, I received an ovation from the hundred or so silicon valley stiffs. It was the happiest day of my life. But I digress, like a bee that smells a fairy floss truck—oop, there I go again.

Nudism in a Cold Climate offers readers a unique look inside a culture that sought to ‘radically challenge, liberate and ultimately transform’ conventional attitudes toward the human body. ‘Following the nudist movement’s paper trail of books and magazines published between the 1920s and 1970s,’ says the person employed to write the blurb, ‘Annebella Pollen tells the story of the gradually shifting tide of public and legal opinion that was influenced by the nudist movement’s campaigning, and by the activities of photographers such as Roye and Jean Straker, who openly challenged the law. Through her choice of images and her engaging narrative, the author shines a light on a minority movement that in its own way reflected the broader prejudices in British culture, while also contributing to challenging outdated mores.’

Phwoar! Preorder this filthy book at atelier-editions.com

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