File Name Poucher1982
Call Number DA 670 L1 P557 1982
Title The Lake District
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Imprint Great Britain: Constable and Company Limited, 10 Orange Street London Wc2H 7EG, 1982
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Publication Date 1982
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 207 p. : chiefly col. ill.
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Walter Poucher’s The Lake District is a collection of colour photographs of the English Lakes. Mountains are the primary focus of the work, appearing in all but a few of the photographs. Accompanying each image is a brief description and explanation of access points. In keeping with the picturesque tradition, these descriptions include instructions for achieving the best aesthetic experience. Scenes progress from east to west through Mardale, Wasdale, and Scafall Pike; most are made with Kodachrome film, using Leica and Leicaflex cameras with various lenses. Poucher shares few details about fell-walking or his own photographic methods, directing readers to previous works for that information (11). The book may have been intended as a souvenir for visitors, though it would also have appealed to photographers and lovers of nature. While Poucher’s images employ many picturesque conventions, he provides no artistic rationale. Notably, most of the photographs omit signs of habitation and/or modern life, focusing instead on nature. The SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition, bound in brown cloth and wrapped in a laminated paper jacket. The pages are pristine, with the exception of the front flyleaf, which has a price of £25 marked in pencil.

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