An invitation to travel
Texts by Jeanne Bayol
Photographs by Bruno Suet
Discovery of Nomadic Life
Gypsy caravans are real homes, full to the brim with dreams of travel. Symbols of liberty, over the past few years their bohemian spirit has seduced numerous amateurs who wish to preserve their treasured heritage.
Enthused by this world, Jeanne Bayol relates in her book the history of « verdines »* throughout the universe, with an all-important accent on the way of life of those living and travelling in them.
Far from preconceived ideas on Bohemians, her book will reveal to you many a secret of the gypsy culture (- a culture where caravans are the centre piece in community life), funfair life and the marvellous world of the circus.
The book boasts a selection of documents, texts and anecdotes from personalities such as Emilien Bouglione, Armand Ventilo or Chico from the Gipsy King. The photographs by Bruno Suet capture the magic of this colourful « art de vivre ».
Although gypsy caravans can no longer be seen travelling on the roads, they have found a new lease of life thanks to enthusiasts like Jeanne Bayol who awaken the curiosity of nature and freedom lovers.
Interior decorator, stylist and restorer, Jeanne Bayol is both fascinated and enthused by the gypsy culture and travels throughout France to buy and restore old gypsy caravans. They are so popular that some can even be found in smart hotels - an original way to spend a night. Others have become a major attraction to show and fashion personalities. Jeanne Bayol is the author of a previous book “Rêves de Roulotte”(Edisud).
Photographer Bruno Suet is a « Villa Médicis hors les murs » winner for his book « Le Temps du Thé » (Marval). He has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions, such as « Un studio itinérant en Inde » or « Bruno Suet au pays des Myrmidons ». He also took the photographs for « Bonnes choses de la vie » and « Du jardin au paysage » (Aubanel).
J§ Prix de vente : 35 €
§ Pagination : 160 pages
§ Format : 21 x 24.5 cm
§ Editions : AUBANEL