How to ski


These beautiful pages are from “How to ski by the French method: Emile Allais technic” (1947). Photos and layout was by Pierre Boucher. Emile Allais was a champion French downhill skier and renown instructor who teamed up with Pierre Boucher to make this design classic. Copies of this book go for £300 to £700 in antique shops.

Boucher is an interesting figure in the world of photography. He used techniques such as photograms and solarization to explore the body and to capture figures in a way that would adequately express movement.

This book was generously shown to us by José de Souza who has just completed his PhD here at Reading University, which looked at improving instructional animated demonstrations. He showed us this book as a piece of inspiring instructional design.

3 Responses to “How to ski”

  1. Simply beautiful work here. An inspiration.

  1. 1 “How to Ski” Spread | INTRODUCTION TO THE GRAPHIC ARTS | Professor Ken Harper
  2. 2 How to ski by the french method | Sinsemia

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