Rachel Cobb: Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence

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10.0 X 1.0 X 12.7 inches | 3.75 pounds

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About the Author

Bill Buford is an author and New Yorker staff writer, as well as the founding editor of Granta, which he edited for 16 years. His books include Among the Thugs and Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as a Kitchen Slave. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.


A lifelong fascination with the legendary winds of the South of France has yielded a lush and vibrant book--a work that resonates with the intensity of the forces it seeks to capture.--Chloe Schama "Vogue "
Can you capture the wind? No, this is not a riddle. This is what photographer Rachel Cobb set out to do - and not just any wind but le Mistral, the strong, cold wind that blows across Provence in the south of France. Cobb spent years photographing it, starting with Kodachrome film, ending with digital cameras. And she has collected her work in a new book.--Mary Louise Kelly "NPR All Things Considered "
American photojournalist Rachel Cobb has spent several decades capturing the legendary wind that blows through southern France. This relentless force of nature that can gust to hurricane strength is an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life.--Guardian
Cobb's new book, Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence, is a record of the 20 years she spent hunting the wind.--Marigold Warner "British Journal of Photography "
In beautifully evocative stills, a photographer captures the restless swirl of Province's famous wind.--Kim Hubbard "People "
Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence by photojournalist Rachel Cobb is a deeply wonderful, playful, and moving collection of images and text that prove her achievement of something seemingly impossible: photographing the invisible. ... Here, though, there is huge success. Mistral achieves the impossible. ... I found myself lingering over the photographs, imagining the stories behind the shots. Mistral is among those great photobooks that provoke a creative imagining in the viewer's heart and head. .... If I were writing Hollywood hype, I'd use phrases like "instant classic".--W. Scott Olsen "Lensculture "