Escuchando a los árboles . Albarrán, Cabrera



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Albarrán Cabrera's poetic universe invites us to immerse ourselves in nature, in the land of trees and in what they can teach us about life.

The idea for the book comes from a text written by Hermann Hesse that can be described as one of the most beautiful love letters to trees. Hesse tells us that "when we listen to trees, we discover the meaning of life", and so in this book Albarrán Cabrera explains that by photographing trees they have learned not only to listen to them but also to understand themselves better.

The images alternate between a palette of bright colours, bordering on abstraction, and more monochrome tones, evoking a certain melancholy, immersing us in timeless landscapes. The result is a dreamlike, almost surreal world, typical of the Spanish duo. Far from idealising nature, the photographers aim to magnify what already exists, to quote their words: "We believe that to be human is to understand nature not only as it really is, but also as we perceive it. If we are attentive and observe, we can understand it from these two points of view. As if we were both seeing and being seen".

Two texts by the German novelist, poet and painter Hermann Hesse punctuate this visual corpus. A text by Yves Darricau, agronomist and writer, tells the story of the relationship between man and trees, from prehistoric times to the present day. It tells how each has contributed to the development of the other in a relationship of interdependence that is now under threat, making us all aware of the importance of trees in the face of the challenges of our century.

Escuchando a los árboles . Albarrán, Cabrera

ISBN: 978-84-19233-67-7
Author: Angel Albarrán, Anna Cabrera
Co-published with EXB
Design: Line Martin-Célo
Texts: Angel Albarrán & Anna Cabrera, Herman Hesse, Yves Darricau
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 184
Images: 100
Dimensions: 21 x 29 cm / 8.25 x 10.5 in
Language: English
Publication year: 2023

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