How to Ski by the French method / Emile Allais’ Technic / Preface by Frison-Roche / Photos and Layout by

BOUCHER, Pierre, etc. and ALLAIS, Emil.
Editorial: New Directions
Medidas: 0.00 x 0.00 cm

Folio (300 x 240 mm), pp.112 (almost all pages illustrated), plus 9 colour plates. Original illustrated wrappers, text in red, white and black to upper side. Dust-jacket, printed in blue, with skiing man design in white and text in white and red to upper side; slightly rubbed, upper side has a small piece missing from bottom edge, several short closed tears and nicks. Discrete shop sticker to front free endpaper, gift inscription in ink to second free endpaper. Fine in a very good jacket.\n\nFirst edition, issued simultaneously in France and the USA. How to Ski presents a step-by-step guide to the revolutionary new method pioneered by Allais in the 1930s. Allais’s text is perfectly complemented by Boucher’s design, which, in a series of photographs and photomontages, delineates the relationship between the skier’s body, the skis and the slope.


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