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Original title : Bali
Publisher : Akinomé
Collection : Travel Books
Author : Laura Roncallo
Illustrator/Photographer : Defe (Alessio Defendini)
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 144
195 x 260 mm
25 €

Content : In this high format travel diary, Defe invites readers to an artistic trip to Bali.
Far from the beaten tracks, Defe goes into the details. His work as a plastic artist and illustrator gets closer to a Séraphine de Senlis or to an artist from Vuitton’s Travel Book collection.
Going to Bali is a dream for many of us but the other side of the coin lies in the difficulties of waste management. The author Laura Roncallo singles out plastic and discharges at sea. She puts herself in the shoes of a white monkey (mythical character) and in the last part of the book, stigmatizes those responsible for this ecological tragedy.
With a vivid color palette and in his own, very recognizable style, Defe represents the lush jungle and wild animals.
His talent as a naturalist artist makes this work exceptional. Have a look at his website:

Michelin Corporate Foundation Great Prize 2021, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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