Eric Tabuchi & Nelly Monnier
384 pages, 17 x 32 cm
Book + map
Soft silkscreened cover, Otabind binding
Co-edition Poursuite I GwinZegal
With support from Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA
and la Villa du Parc, centre d’art contemporain
L’Atlas des Régions Naturelles Vol.2 is the second 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 France.
Focusing on these small geographical and cultural entities, Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier patiently and meticulously describe our ways of occupying the landscape, inhabiting it and shaping it. The roads, houses, shops, and activities, the typography of road signs, the names of villages: they seek out both the perpetual, the commonplace, and the anomalies – which, intersecting, define a physiognomy of our ways of life and our identities.
L’Atlas des Régions Naturelles Vol.2 is composed of 16 chapters, each divided into three regions followed by a theme. More than 600 images across 384 pages depict architecture as well as its relationship to the landscape. The volume is completed by an index map at the back of the book.
Cambrésis, Chablais, Domfrontais, Buffet à volonté, Haut Agenais, Haute Marche, Langrois, Enseignes-Objets, Médoc, Pays d’Othe, Plateau de Sainte-Maure, Non, Presqu’île guérandaise, Roussillon, Valentinois, Remises.