Books on Books No. 17.
Photographs by Martin Parr.
96 pp., 20 color and 45 duotone illustrations, 7x9½".
Published in a landscape paperback format by A. Zwemmer Ltd in 1982, Bad Weather was the debut monograph of one of Britain’s most world-renowned and prolific photographers. Armed with his famous wry humor and a water-proof camera, Martin Parr (born 1952) captured the social landscape and national character of the UK during downpours, drizzles, snow storms and other challenging varieties of the weather for which Britain is so famed, in gentle, charming, black-and-white photographs. Bad Weather has been out of print for 30 years and is now one of Parr’s most sought-after books. Books on Books No.17 reproduces the entire publication spread by spread, and includes an essay by Thomas Weski on Britain’s obsession with its weather, called 'Even the Queen Gets Wet.'