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  • Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars
  • Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars
  • Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars
  • Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars
  • Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars

Alexis Cottin Chais / Cellars

Wine cellars are mysterious. Silent cathedrals, these spaces shelter a slow and continuous transformation. Wine evolves continuously, in absolute darkness imparted by the oak barrels. A cellar must guarantee three factors: a stable temperature, a constant hygrometry and a controlled darkness. The rest is pure creativity, uncorrelated to winemaking. Modern architectural creations, troglodyte caves, raw or noble material, the choices have no other purpose than useless grace. These uniques places, where substance and form miraculously meet, allowed Alexis Cottin to capture photographs revealing the human aspiration for beauty.

The book gives a unique insight into 40 cellars of renowned Bordeaux estates: Angélus, Ausone, Beauregard, Beychevelle, Canon, Cheval Blanc, Clerc Milon, Couhins, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Gazin, Glana, Grand Corbin, Gruaud Larose, Kirwan, La Conseillante, La Dominique, La Fleur de Bouärd, La Gaffelière, La Tour de Bessan, Lafon-Rochet, Lascombes, Le Gay, Le Pin, Léoville-Poyferré, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Margaux, Marquis d'Alesme, Montrose, Mouton-Rothschild, Palmer, Pape-Clément, Pédesclaux, Petit-Village, Pichon Baron, Pontet-Canet, Soutard, Talbot, Vieux Chateau Certan, Yquem


Festeinband 30 x 24 cm 96 pages 61 color illustrations English, French Available ISBN 978-3-86828-954-1 2019

Artist:

Alexis Cottin

Texts:

Éric Beaumard

Design:

Aurélie Vitoux


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Book Signings

Kehrer Verlag@Paris Photo
7 November 2019, 3pm

Kehrer Pop-up Gallery& Books

@Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation, Arles

2 July 2, 2019, 5pm

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