Typologie: The Petanque Boule

Philippe Quintais ;b. Tainturier E.a

Publisher Editions B42

ISBN 9782917855911

Idea Code 17461

‘Typologie’ is a new serial publication about everyday objects that focuses on a single typology in each issue. This first issue takes the pétanque boule as its topic, examining this popular playing piece by discussing its affiliation with the universal and ancient tradition of boules and examining the broad range of techniques used to produce the boule itself. The seemingly homogenous spheres contain a rich and layered character, one that often personifies the carefree, recreational side of life that the game represents. The aesthetics of the pétanque boule are deciphered through more than 70 black-and-white illustrations, including 50 photographs specially shot for this publication.

64 p, ills bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, English


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