Edition : First / Paris / Editions du Tempes / 1961 / Hardcover. / Near Fine Large Oblong 8vo. 144pp. Laminate boards as issued. Colour and Black & White plates. Text in French. Press release laid in. Inscribed to writer Bernard Clavel from Varda.
Almost a successor to Chris Markers’ book works of the same period (petit planete, coreennes), Varda intertwines text and image to create a history and travelogue of the Cote D’azur. Varda is of course better known for her cinema work, but like many directors of her generation had a keen literary interest and exemplified the auteur theories and the french new wave.