"In less than 200 years man has altered life on earth forever. The Anthropocene is the new geological age, an age in which the human species has become the prevailing geophysical force dominating all other natural forces that have hitherto impacted upon the earth.
In geological time (4.5 billion years) 200 years represent a few seconds in the lifespan of a human being. A few decisive seconds. This staggering acceleration in our planet’s evolution suggests that we have passed the tipping point, that humanity’s end has moved suddenly closer, that our biological survival is at stake.
For man, nature has always been a kind of creed, God’s shadow on earth. The fact that humanity has become the dominant force for the planet augurs the death of this idea of nature and, paradoxically, dissolves the frontier that has hitherto separated us from the natural world.
Ours is now a world rid at last of the very idea of nature; a purely artificial world, innocent, fragile and hazardous. Eden is right here and now. To accept this idea is to accept a kind of serene jubilation before the enigmatic beauty of a world in decay.
The cover of this book was illustrated by French writer Marie Darrieussecq. From this sequence of 46 photographs, she wrote pages 47 and 48 of an otherwise ficticious novel."
Text by Marie Darrieussecq.
114 pages - Softcover
Poursuite Editions, 2014
New - Mint condition
Warning: Last books in stock!
Presentation by Poursuite: " The Atlas des Régions Naturelles Vol.1, as its name suggests, is the first of a series representing a singular photographic adventure, unique in terms of both its scope and its duration. Launched five years ago, its objective is to document, in equal measure, the 450 natural regions or ‘lands' constituting the territory of...
.Third printing available. Presentation by Poursuite : " Atlas of Forms is a large book of images collected by Éric Tabuchi that documents every kind of shape found in architecture of all types. Within its 256 pages, are nearly 1500 photographs patiently collected from the Internet and classified according to the rudimentary criteria of geometry (circle,...
Presentation by Poursuite éditions : "A North American tradition, « Barn Raising » is a collective effort to assemble and hoist up the timber framing of a barn for a community member. Sandro Della Noce, Guillaume Gattier and Gilles Pourtier conducted a tour of the Gaspé Peninsula (Province of Quebec) with the aim of documenting the old barns that dot the...