EDF - Electricité de France

@ Tabuchi, Eric

978-2490140169

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Presentation by Poursuite:

" Following the Atlas of Forms, Poursuite is publishing Électricité de France, the first book from the project Atlas des Régions Naturelles. Through a series of 75 photographs, Eric Tabuchi establishes a typology of power distribution stations – those buildings that transform high-voltage electricity into low-voltage current – and highlights the relation between the public service giant and regional architecture.

We usually don't notice these technical buildings since they're part of our everyday environment. However, they come in many different forms, if one takes time to observe them. Although many are made out of concrete and are primarily functional, a large number of them copy the architecture of the regions where they're erected through the choice of construction material or the form of their roofs. For example, one may find transformers simulating the Normandie half-timbering whereas others are built out of the Trégor region's pink granite.

By pairing houses and distribution stations, Électricité de France correlates local architecture and the national infrastructure, with a touch of humour. "

The project Atlas des Régions Naturelles is a collaboration with Nelly Monnier. Poursuite has also recently published a map of the natural regions of France, created by Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier; it will be available very soon on our website (feel free to contact us in the meantime).

80 pages - Softcover

Poursuite, 2019

Format : 23.5 x 32 cm

New - Mint condition

$30.75

Tabuchi, Eric

Eric Tabuchi is a French photographer who focues on the geography of the French regions: little towns, suburban landscapes and the countryside. He studies the typology of local and regional architectural traits with an analytical and almost systematic approach; his work is often assembled and presented along specific themes or topics. Eric previously had a career as a musician. He recently published three photobooks with Poursuite Editions : "Twenty-four Modern Lorraine Churches" (2016), "Atlas of Forms" (2018) and "EDF - Electricité de France" (2019). © Portrait taken from the artist's website
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