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Rachel Cobb

Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence

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Introduction by Bill Buford


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Mistral' is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless force of nature that funnels down France’s Rhône Valley, sometimes...

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  • ISBN: 9788862086189
  • Language: English / French
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 99
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Release: November 2018
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Mistral' is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless force of nature that funnels down France’s Rhône Valley, sometimes gusting to hurricane strength. The mistral is not just a weather phenomenon: it is an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life impacting its architecture, agriculture, landscape and culture. Houses have few or no windows on the northwest, windward side and the main entrance on the southern, sheltered side. Rows of trees lining fields create windbreaks to shield crops. Artists have long been drawn to the area for the clear skies that follow a mistral. Nobody who lives or spends time in the region can escape the mistral. It is everywhere yet nowhere to be seen. How do you photograph the wind? With images of a leaf caught in flight, grapevines lashed by powerful gusts (“You can taste the wine better when there’s a mistral,” a winemaker says), a bride tangled in her veil, and even spider webs oriented to withstand the wind. Out of thin air Cobb makes us feel the unseen. The book includes an introduction by Bill Buford and an excerpt from Paul Auster about his life in Provence. The book is designed by Yolanda Cuomo Design, NYC.

Over the past forty years, Cobb has regularly visited and, at times, lived in Provence. She currently lives in New York City. She has exhibited in one-man and group shows at the Miami Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Parrish Art Museum, and Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, among other venues. Her award-winning work covering social issues, news and features has been widely published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Stern.

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  • Description

    Mistral' is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless force of nature that funnels down France’s Rhône Valley, sometimes gusting to hurricane strength. The mistral is not just a weather phenomenon: it is an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life impacting its architecture, agriculture, landscape and culture. Houses have few or no windows on the northwest, windward side and the main entrance on the southern, sheltered side. Rows of trees lining fields create windbreaks to shield crops. Artists have long been drawn to the area for the clear skies that follow a mistral. Nobody who lives or spends time in the region can escape the mistral. It is everywhere yet nowhere to be seen. How do you photograph the wind? With images of a leaf caught in flight, grapevines lashed by powerful gusts (“You can taste the wine better when there’s a mistral,” a winemaker says), a bride tangled in her veil, and even spider webs oriented to withstand the wind. Out of thin air Cobb makes us feel the unseen. The book includes an introduction by Bill Buford and an excerpt from Paul Auster about his life in Provence. The book is designed by Yolanda Cuomo Design, NYC.


  • The author

    Over the past forty years, Cobb has regularly visited and, at times, lived in Provence. She currently lives in New York City. She has exhibited in one-man and group shows at the Miami Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Parrish Art Museum, and Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, among other venues. Her award-winning work covering social issues, news and features has been widely published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Stern.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.