- “A lavish gift for the mountain-lover in your life: the beauty of the Alps is showcased via photochromes, photographs, travel posters and color postcards of the 19th and 20th centuries.”
- “Given the indisputable popularity of the Alps as a ski destination, it's difficult to imagine a time when the slopes were clear of tracks… It's this exact moment in time that the new TASCHEN book captures for readers. You'll be forgiven for needing to book a modern-day trip to the Alps immediately after reading.”
- “…brings the history of Europe’s mountains to life.”
The Alps 1900. A Portrait in ColorFamous First Edition: First printing of 10,000 numbered copiesHardcover, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 14.10 lb, 600 pages200Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
The Alps 1900. A Portrait in Color200
Off to conquer the summits
The Timeless Beauty of the Alps in Photochromes from around 1900
Through photochromes, photographs, and color postcards of the 19th and 20th centuries, through travel posters and tourist brochures, we cross passes such as the Mont-Cenis, Simplon, Brenner, and St. Gotthard; climb Mont Blanc, the Eiger, the Wetterhorn, and the Dolomites; marvel at crystal-clear lakes in Switzerland, Italy, Bavaria, and Slovenia; explore Tyrol, the Via Mala, and the Engadin; and spend the winter season at grand hotels in Gstaad, Grindelwald, Davos, St. Moritz, and Cortina. This is a journey dotted with literary quotes by travel writers that evokes these happy days of pristine snow and untouched slopes.
Agnès Couzy is a writer and mountaineer, and has published many books on the topic of mountains, including Femmes alpinistes (2008), Aiguille du Midi et Vallée Blanche (2003), Briançonnais aux six vallées (2017), Alps/Alpi/Alpen/Alpes (2007), and Voyages dans les Alpes (2007, as a co-author).
Sabine Arqué is a photo researcher, editor, and author. She has collaborated on numerous publications on the themes of travel, the history of tourism, and photography.
The Alps 1900. A Portrait in ColorFamous First Edition: First printing of 10,000 numbered copiesHardcover, 29 x 39.5 cm, 6.40 kg, 600 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7355-9Edition: English, French, German