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Les Vraies Fées de la Nature [The Real Fairies of Nature]

Art / Photobook
By: François Lassere(Author), Stéphane Hette(Illustrator)
144 pages, colour photos
Les Vraies Fées de la Nature [The Real Fairies of Nature]
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Language: French

It is obvious that fairies were inspired by creatures that are found in nature, including the winged insects. The sumptuous images presented in this book prove this and texts add to the legends. Slowly, our nature and its biodiversity are diminishing, disappearing behind our buildings and our facilities, blind and malicious. It is time to make peace with the beings that surround us and who themselves are benevolent towards us.

This book wants to be a contribution to the ecological transition, rehabilitating ultimately highly modern beliefs, as these fairies are definitely there, all around us. Even today, these meetings leave us sometimes in a dream ... Whether one believes it or not. Whether these beings are or are not fairies. It matters little. This book makes us look differently at these little people, these ordinary creatures around us that disappear a little more each day ...

Is a dragonfly not a mysterious flying creature, an evanescent appearance, stealthy and vaporous in the mist of a pond? Just like the moth drawn to the light of a candle, its long wings draped in thick fabric? What about this ephemeral appearance with diaphanous wings in the chiaroscuro of the woods? And lacewings found on the ceiling of a house, watching us with their golden looks?

Photographed in poetic and magical ways, these "fairies" are presented here in an encyclopedic and serious way, with real information about their lives on insects and imaginary information about the lifes of fairies.

Summary in French:
Il est évident que les fées ont été inspirées par les créatures que l’on rencontre dans la nature, notamment les insectes ailés. Les images somptueuses présentées dans cet ouvrage le prouvent et le texte alimente les légendes. Lentement, notre nature et sa biodiversité s’amenuisent, disparaissent, derrière nos constructions et nos aménagements, aveugles et malveillants. Il est temps de se réconcilier avec les êtres qui nous entourent et qui, eux, sont comme bienveillants à notre égard.

Ce livre veut être une contribution à la transition écologique, en réhabilitant des croyances, finalement hautement modernes, car ces fées sont bel et bien là, autour de nous. Encore aujourd’hui, ces rencontres nous laissent parfois rêveur… Que l’on y croit ou non. Que ces êtres soient ou non des fées. Peu importe. Ce livre nous fait voir différemment ce petit peuple, ces créatures ordinaires qui nous entourent et qui disparaissent un peu plus chaque jour…

Une libellule n’est-elle pas une mystérieuse créature volante, une apparition évanescente, furtive et vaporeuse dans la brume d’un étang ? Tout comme le papillon de nuit à la lueur d’une bougie, drapé de ses longues ailes au tissu épais ? Que dire de cet éphémère aux ailes diaphanes dans le clair-obscur d’un sous-bois ? Et de la chrysope qui, du plafond de la maison, nous observe avec son regard doré ?

Photographiées de façon poétique et féérique, ces « fées » sont présentées ici de façon encyclopédique et faussement sérieuse, avec de vraies infos sur leur vie d’insectes et des infos imaginaires sur leur vie de fées.

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Art / Photobook
By: François Lassere(Author), Stéphane Hette(Illustrator)
144 pages, colour photos
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