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Bouvier, Nicolas

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Geneva, Zurich, Basel : history, culture & national identity by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized by historians and politicians as a model for European unity, Switzerland is nonetheless a difficult country to understand as a whole. Whereas individual Swiss cities have strong identities in the international political, cultural, and economic arenas, the country itself seems to be less than the sum of its parts. To capture the elusive spirit of Switzerland, four eminent writers explore the roots of its political unity and cultural diversity in a series of urban portraits. Their observations make for both good storytelling and insightful social commentary. Nicolas Bouvier offers a quick-paced history of Geneva--the city John Calvin had envisioned as a radiating center of godliness, international in its scope and legal in its methods--the home of the Red Cross and the League of Nations and, since 1945, the location of numerous disarmament and diplomatic conferences. Gordon Craig examines Zurich, the city of the militant religious reformer Huldrych Zwingli, whose centralizing political zeal was harnessed by subsequent generations of Zurichers to lead Switzerland in its modernization. Today's economically powerful Zurich is analyzed in terms of its liberal past as a refuge for political activists and artists, and in terms of its current generational divisions on moral and cultural questions. Finally, Lionel Gossman explores the conciliatory Basel of Erasmus, showing how vigorous independence, resourcefulness, and remembrance of its humanist traditions shaped the city's culture and economy. Tying together important themes in the histories of these cities, Carl Schorske focuses his introduction on how Switzerland has capitalized on their cultural differences and refined the art of political negotiation to serve a wide range of civic interests. --
Le poisson-scorpion by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

81 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce pourrait être le séjour exotique, c'est le voyage intérieur d'un homme arrivé à Ceylan aprés un long périple, pour achever le voyage interieur au bout de lui même
The scorpion-fish by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an unamed Island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, poor and feverish. A book on Indian insects deepens his morbid fascination with the crawling inhabitants of the room-''a pretty world of killers''- barely distinguishable from the insect like habitues of the local cafe, the charlatans and fake exorcists, the indolent landowners, merchants and priests. In this exhausted state, he grows antennae that are ‘tensed between the real and the occult'. The distinction between fact and fiction is blurred, but in this world of the imagina
L'usage du monde by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in French and German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit d'un voyage improbable, infaisable, vers la Yougoslavie, la Grèce, la Turquie, l'Iran, l'Afghanistan, le Pakistan ... et qui pourtant aura lieu de juin 1953 à décembre 1954 pour deux compagnons, N. Bouvier et T. Vernet
Chronique japonaise by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Le voyageur, écrit Nicolas Bouvier, est une source continuelle de perplexités. Sa place est partout et nulle part. Il vit d'instants volés, de reflets, de menus présents, d'aubaines et de miettes. Voici ces miettes ". Autant de textes d'une précision, d'une légèreté sans égale aujourd'hui : là où d'autres convoquent une bibliothèque entière pour se donner des airs de penseur zen, lui sait nous livrer en une ligne le pur diamant d'une sensation. Un portrait en trois mots qui ne vous quittent plus. Une scène en une phrase. Des pensées comme des traits, traits de plume, traits d'esprit. Un art de calligraphe, ou de tireur à l'arc... " Avec Chronique japonaise, Nicolas Bouvier réussit ce que les anciens maîtres artisans appelaient un chef-d'oeuvre " (André Velter, Le Monde). " Rarement un écrivain aura eu en parlant de lui-même et des lieux traversés, le don de faire lever chez le lecteur autant d'images et d'émotions complices " (Jacques Laccarière, Pages). " Un voyageur d'une espèce rare, comme Segalen et Michaux ".(Jacques Meunier, Le Monde). Nicolas Bouvier est né à Genève en 1929. Son premier livre, l'Usage du Monde (1963), est devenu la bible d'une génération de travel-writers. Le Poisson Scorpion (Payot, 1991) a obtenu le Prix de la Critique. Chronique japonaise a été sélectionné par Bernard Pivot parmi les dix meilleurs livres de 1990
Unsterbliches Blau : Reisen nach Afghanistan = Bleu immortel : voyages en Afghanistan by Annemarie Schwarzenbach( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in German and French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dehors et le dedans : poèmes by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in French and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poésie
L'Usage du monde : récit by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and Chinese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit d'un voyage de Yougoslavie en Afghanistan
Oeuvres by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman personnel. Roman de voyage
L'art populaire by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in French and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art suisse
Le hibou et la baleine by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in French and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce petit livre sont réunis de façon brève et fulgurante tous les thèmes chers à Nicolas Bouvier : du bestiaire fabuleux aux axes du monde et au "point de non-retour", de la figure du corps sidéral et du corps écorché à la volonté constante d'apprivoiser et de conjurer la mort. Ce parcours contient dis haltes et accompagne le film magifique de Patricia Plattner "Le Hibou et la baleine."
Living architecture: Chinese by Michèle Pirazzoli-tʼSerstevens( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on humanity : a century of photography : archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les photographies que le CICR conserve dans ses archives sont représentatives du chemin parcouru par l'homme au milieu des conflits, qu'il soit sauveteur ou victime. Elles sont, à ce titre, la mémoire d'un siècle
China by Michèle Pirazzoli-tʼSerstevens( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkskunst by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concept Design 2 : Works from seven Los Angeles entertainment designers and seventeen guest designers by Design Studio Press( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the work of concept designers: Harald Belker, Steve Burg, James Clyne, Mark Goerner, Neville Page, Nick Pugh, Scott Robertson and guest artists: Nicholas Bouvier, Ryan Church, Dylan Cole, Kasra Farahani, Sean Hargreaves, Khang Le, Warren Manser, Stephan Martiniere, Ed Natividad, Rick O'Brien, Dan Wuarnstrom, Christian L. Scheuerer, Oliver Scholl, Farzad Varahramyan, Mike Yamada, Felix Yoon & Feng Zhu
Charles-Albert Cingria en roue libre by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires d'une image by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'image est le point de départ et le point d'arrivée; entre les deux les mille formes de voyage, mais breves et ramassées
Boissonnas : une dynastie de photographes, 1864-1983 by Nicolas Bouvier( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concept art( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Antonov, Marcel Baumann, Dan Blomberg, Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier, Jennifer Bricking, Aleksi Briclot, Benedict Campbell, Neil Campbell Ross, Antonio Javier Caparo Salgado, Tae Young Choi, Robin Chyo, Jason Courtney, Kevin Cunningham, Martin Deschambault, Patrick Desgreniers, Maxime Desmettre, Marko Djurdjevic, Daniel Dociu, Thierry Doizon, Emrah Elmasli, Nicolas Ferrand, Brian Flora, Marc Gabbana, Bruno Gentile, Paul Gerrard, Roman Gunyavy, Alex Horak, George Hull, Tomasz Jedruszek, Andrew Jones, Coro Kaufman, James Kei, Jelena Kevic, Hong Kuang, Maciej Kuciara, Daniel Kvasznicza, David Levy, Suli Li, Tobias Mannewitz, Ben Mauro, Wei Ming, Kan Muftic, Timur Mutsaev, Hoang Nguyen, Shinjiro Nobayashi, Jung Park, Sung Hoon Park, Kemp Remilliard, Julien Renoult, Shane Roberts, J.S. Rossbach, Daniel Rutter, Eric Ryan, Dave Seeley, Evan Shipard, Emmanuel Shiu, Raymond Swanland, Chris Thunig, Francis Tsai, Calum Alexander Watt, Bruno Werneck, Yi Xiao
 
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Geneva, Zurich, Basel : history, culture & national identity
Alternative Names
Bouvier, Nicolas

Bouvier, Nicolas 1929-1998

Bowvye, Nikola 1929-1998

Buvie, Nikola

Buvie, Nikola 1929-1998

Buvije, Nikola

Buvije, Nikola 1929-1998

Nicolas Bouvier Schweizer Schriftsteller

Nicolas Bouvier schweizisk fotograf och författare

Nicolas Bouvier schweizisk fotograf og skribent

Nicolas Bouvier scrittore e fotografo svizzero

Nicolas Bouvier sveitsisk fotograf og skribent

Nicolas Bouvier Swiss writer, artist and traveller

Nicolas Bouvier szwajcarski pisarz

Nicolas Bouvier Zwitsers schrijver

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نیکۆلا بووڤیێ

부비에, 니콜라 1929-1998

ブーヴィエ, ニコラ

Languages
French (388)

English (79)

German (55)

Polish (5)

Chinese (2)

Armenian (1)

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