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Patrimoine des vallées du Mont-Blanc (Patrimony of the valleys of Mont Blanc) - Patrick Ollivier-Elliott makes us discover this beautiful part of Haute-Savoie that is now called the Mont Blanc: valley of the Arve and Sallanches, Haut Val d'Arly, Val Montjoie, Chamonix valley and Vallorcine Valley.
|Format||21,5 x 21,5 cm|
|Label||Collection Carnet d’un voyageur attentif|
Patrimoine des vallées du Mont-Blanc - Patrick Ollivier-Elliott
Heritage of the valleys of Mont-Blanc - Patrick Ollivier-Elliott
Five French valleys that fl irt with Mont Blanc: valley of the Arve and Sallanches, Haut Val d'Arly, Val Montjoie, valley of Chamonix and valley of Vallorcine.
Of course, they are known for countless winter or summer sports activities, but are we looking at their admirable built heritage? Chapels and churches (mostly Baroque), fortified houses, traditional farms, elegant early 19th century buildings in the Savoie region, crazy buildings (especially hotels) of the Belle Époque, sumptuous medical architecture of the Art Deco years, ski chalets. And even for the enthusiasts, a bit of protohistoric ...
Patrick Ollivier-Elliot takes you to the discovery of this beautiful part of Haute-Savoie, with the verve and precision that made the success of his works on Provence and Dauphiné, with the precision of his pen drawings which is now known as the Pays du Mont-Blanc.
The writer-illustrator Patrick Ollivier-Elliott, born in 1944 in Aix-les-Bains, has published many books devoted to the "careful" discovery of the heritage and landscapes of Provence and Dauphiné.
Although his training does not a priori him to writing or drawing, he published in 1981 a book of hikes-discoveries published by the association Alpes de Lumière. Then, in 1986, he embarked on a more complex genre, discovering the heritage, and published in Aubanel a large work illustrated with several hundred drawings in the pen: Les Baronnies, how to use a fragment of paradise. This book, which nevertheless treats of a vast sparsely populated region and at the time almost unknown, is then a great success, and will be re-published without discontinuity since its release.
His other works will take up the same spirit, covering other small Provencal or Dauphiné regions: a systematic approach to heritage and landscapes village by village, a historical basis very worked but deliberately synthesized so that the reader has to assimilate only the basics to better understand the site he visits, a careful observation of architecture and art (especially religious art in the churches), a systematic search for forgotten and almost untraceable sites, the pen of great precision, and many notes of humor that made his writing compare to that of Jérôme K. Jerome.
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