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Roundabouts of France : Jean-Marie Donat Collection


Roundabouts, campsites, mini-golf, waiting rooms or Balto cafes … This collection of more than 200 postcards offers us a nostalgic, funny and tender journey in our France from the 1960s to the 1980s. A humorous walk between Jacques Tati and Martin Parr to flip through like a family album.

Jean-Marie Donat has been practicing publishing for thirty years. Passionate, collector and archivist mad of photographs, he brings together these last ones during his travels in Europe and the United States, around a strong idea: to give a singular reading of the century. What he has gathered together has already been the subject of several exhibitions in Europe. Photos from his collection have also illustrated numerous books in the form of single-issue rare editions published by Innocences and more important editions by mainstream publishers.

Afterword Eric Alonzo: DPLG architect (Paris-La Défense School of Architecture, 1999) and PhD in architecture (Paris-Est University, 2013). After having published a book on the genealogy of the roundabout (From the roundabout to the roundabout, Marseille, Parentheses, 2005), his research culminated in 2013 in the defense of a thesis dedicated to The Architecture of the Way, History and theories.



Best memories of the thirty glorious

Jean-Marie Donat Collection / Postface Eric Alonzo

Maison Cocorico

In bookstores on October 18, 2019

Album 21x16cm – 224 pages – 21,95 €

ISBN: 9782364807082 – 224 pages






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