Les roues interdites (*signed*)

@ Camoisson, Nicolas

978-295475198-6

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

Text from the back cover:

"Those who know Syria love it, they know that it is not a land for blood and fire. They know that it is a white land, beautiful with a fragile and dreamy and discreet people. A land of stars that children follow at night. A blue land where deserts confuse the horizon and the morning. A mineral land with millennial patience. A green earth of simple men on the move that nothing can discourage. A land to learn the smell of fruit and the flavor of bread. A yellow soil that hope renews, regenerates in every season. A land invented for the great wooden wheels, queens of the Orontes. "



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

40,00 €

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