Saisons noires (*signed*)

@ Coquentin, Julien



Text from the back cover :

"My childhood is bounded by a few hills, a few meadows, a forest, a village: a countryside as a playground ... More than the children of a country, we were the children of a landscape.

A handful of friends in the heart of a huge territory. Young dogs peeing in the grass and to the wind to mark their territory. Huts, hiding places, our secrets, fields, the darkness of a church and the silence of the forest, the mad races, the lowing of herds. This childhood wrote my relation to space and returning to these places, it is to be a kid once again, eternal, inscribed in the lines of the earth.

      -- Julien Coquentin "

After two books already published by lamaindonne, the first one about Montreal, the second one about New York, Julien Coquentin is offering us a view into the countryside of his childhood, he is literally taking us, or sending us there... An atmosphere somewhere in-between Alain-Fournier's classic novel Le grand Meaulnes and Christophe Agou's great series In the Face of Silence; a beautiful book.

NB : Texts in French only

160 pages - Hardcover

lamaindonne, 2016

Format : 21 x 27.5 cm


New - Mint condition

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Coquentin, Julien

Julien Coquentin is a French photographer, member of Studio Hans Lucas. His bibliography is closely connected to the French publisher éditions lamaindonne, as he has published two books of his urban travels: "Tôt un dimanche matin, journal de Montréal" (2013) and "Huit jours à New York" (2014), then the much more personal and intimate "Saisons Noires" (2018) in the French southern countryside of his childhood and "Tropiques" (2020), a trace of two years of family life on the Réunion island in the Indian Ocean, off Madagascar. © Portrait taken from the artist profile on the  Hans Lucas website.
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