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Le Livre des îles 9782600006828

Le Livre des îles

Atlas et Récits Insulaires de la Genese à Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 2600006826
ISBN-13: 9782600006828
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PUBLISHER: Droz, Librairie
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Product Description: On appelle Insulaire (en italien Isolario) un atlas exclusivement composé de cartes dîles. Plus simplement, lInsulaire, cest le Livre des îles, titre de latlas nautique rassemblé vers 1420 par le Florentin Buondelmonti. Le genre connaît un essor ininterrompu du XVe au XVIIIe siècle. Non seulement la terre entière est a guisa dunIsola, comme une île au milieu des océans, mais la description en archipel favorise aussi une appréhension progressive du monde, émietté et particularisé à linfini. LInsulaire va de pair avec léloge de la variété. Il se rencontre à une époque où fleurit la bigarrure, où celle-ci apparaît comme le signe du divin dans le monde. Les systèmes de lâge moderne ont eu raison, semble-t-il, de lesprit darchipel. A lère de lhomme unidimensionnel et de la globalisation, il est urgent de renouer avec une configuration de la terre parcourue de lacunes et de béances, mais contenant une place pour chaque singularité, fût-ce la plus imprévisible. Si lInsulaire est un atlas, il est aussi un récit. Un récit fragmenté, discontinu, en archipel. Prolongeant lhistoire de lInsulaire nautique, et tirant de celui-ci un modèle descriptif, ce nouveau Livre des îles conduit de la Genèse à Jules Verne et de lOdyssée aux Iles Enchantées de Melville. Il a pour escales lHistoire vraie de Lucien, la Navigation de saint Brandan, le Quart Livre de Pantagruel de Rabelais, les îles tour à tour satiriques et amoureuses de lâge classique, les Voyages de Gulliver de Swift, lherbier des îles du botaniste Tournefort et LArchipel de la Manche de Victor Hugo.

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CATEGORY: Science, Travel
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