Les roues interdites (*signed*)

978-295475198-6

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NB : The title Les roues interdites translates as The forbidden wheels.

Text from the back cover:

"Ceux qui connaissent la Syrie, l'aiment. Ils savent que ce n'est pas une terre pour le sang et le feu. Ils savent que c'est une terre blanche, belle d'un peuple fragile et rêveur et discret. Une terre d'étoiles que les enfants suivent la nuit. Une terre bleue où les déserts confondent l'horizon et le matin. Une terre minérale à la patience millénaire. Une terre verte d'hommes simples et en marche et que rien ne décourage. Une terre pour apprendre l'odeur des fruits et la saveur du pain. Une terre jaune que l'espoir traverse, renouvelle, régénère en toute saison. Une terre inventée pour que s'élancent les grandes roues de bois, reines de l'Oronte."

A really beautiful book about the norias of the Syrian city of Hama on the Orontes river; a book about their power, their beauty, their history and their nobility.

Nicolas Camoisson's images show how the norias play with water and light, how the craftsman build these giant wheels (the largest is 21 m in diameter) with just wood, nails of incredible size, and tools they only maneuver by hand.

A chapter of the book presents - with numerous illustrations by Nicolas Camoisson as well - the history of the norias, the physical principles of how they work, and all the steps of building them.

Texts by Marion Coudert and calligraphies by Hassan Massoudy.

NB : All texts in this book are in French only.

176 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Ici & Là Reportages poétiques, 2016

Format 23 x 28 cm

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

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