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Books telling stories, texts and photos by fans... all these writers are much better at summing up what makes Guy Cotten special.

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Jaune Cotten
JAUNE COTTEN

Dominique Flament

Jaune Cotten
JAUNE GUY COTTEN

Photo book 80 pages. Hardcover. COM'ON OUEST Editions.

Advertising photographer for more than 40 years and passionate about professional fishing, my various reports on small-scale fishing around Belle Ile en mer have allowed me to work with many Guy Cotten oilskins. With these images I wanted to pay tribute to both the fishermen and to the man who has been protecting them from bad weather since 1964, Guy Cotten who passed away in April 2013. The will to frame the gestures without stopping on the faces, and the choice of black and white treatment, except for the Yellow Cotten, reflect my vision and my passion for this fishing.

 

1989
GUY COTTEN

Claude Ollivier

Le soleil sous la pluie
GUY COTTEN, LE SOLEIL SOUS LA PLUIE

Preface by Louis Le Pensec. 15.3cmx23cm - 224 Pages. Editions Ouest France

The child of Kermatret, a small hamlet of Saint-Yvi in the South Finistère, preferred to take up the commercial and industrial challenge. Guy Cotten dressed the sea. He made a name for himself that has crossed continents. His brand has become part of everyday language. Starting from nothing, the man in the yellow raincoat fought against winds and clouds like all those pioneers of the 1960s who gave Brittany back its letters of pride. It is this exceptional adventure that is recounted in these pages, at his home on the farm, on the quays of Concarneau and throughout the world...

 

Marin pecheur
MARIN PECHEUR

Jean-Pierre Duval 

Marin Pêcheur
MARIN PECHEUR

Jean-Pierre Duval (Photographs) - Lucile Malot (Author), Collectif (Author), Michel Szlazak (Illustrations), Patrick Poivre d'Arvor (Preface) - 287 pages - Edition Romain Pages

A complete and accessible illustration of the little-known work of the men of the sea. The reader embarks for about fifteen reports at sea along the French coast: Sète, Penmarc'h, Saint-Raphaël, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Gravelines, Dieppe, La Rochelle, Douarnenez... and also in the Scottish Sea for offshore fishing. The voice is given to fishermen and sea professionals to shed light on this extraordinary profession.

Agriculteur
AGRICULTEUR

Jean-Pierre Duval 

AGRICULTEUR
AGRICULTEUR

Jean-Pierre Duval (Photographs) - Mélissa Alcoléa (Author) - Stéphane Le Foll (Preface) - Éditions Romain Pages

Through this book, you will discover, on one hand, portraits of men and women who work with passion, and on the other hand, the breeding or farming methods used today. Finally, you will travel to the four corners of France, in the vineyards, the landscapes dotted with dairy cows, the beet fields of the north or the hilly lands of Martinique in the middle of banana plantations.

Objets estampillés France
OBJETS FRANCE

C. Fleurent - V. Méry

Objets estampillés France
OBJETS ESTAMPILLÉS FRANCE

Stamped items France

245 x 340 mm - 224 pages - Editions de La MartinièreCarré Hermès, Tolix chair, Calais lace, Repetto slippers, Bic pen, Laguiole or Opinel knife, Rhodia block, Guy Cotten waxed paper...  

These "Made in France" objects are rooted in the French memory like Proust's madeleines. Rich in their emotional charge and the history of their success, they have been the intimate decor of the life of the French, but also the influence and identity of the country beyond the borders over several decades... To pay them a well-deserved tribute, some fifty personalities, from Philippe Delerm to Pierre Bergé, take turns telling the story of these 100 mythical objects which, from everyday life to luxury, have themselves become celebrities.

 

Les recettes de poisson de la Mère Charlon
RECETTES

Raymonde Charlon

Les recettes de poisson de la Mère Charlon
LES RECETTES DE POISSON DE LA MÈRE CHARLON

15,3cmx23,6cm - 192 PAGES - Authors :R. Charlon / P. Le Merdy - Editions Ouest France

"Whether in grandmothers' notebooks or collected from the mouths of the women of our islands, I have gathered together in this book all these recipes for fish from our coasts of France, adding those created in my kitchen for the pleasure of greediness...". Raymonde Charlon

Raymonde Charlon ran the restaurant "La Godille" in South Finistère for ten years, where she obtained two toques in the Gault-Millau guide. She is the author of numerous books published by Editions Ouest-France.

 

Histoire de la Bretagne
HISTOIRE BRETAGNE

Jean-Paul Ollivier

Histoire de la bretagne
HISTOIRE INSOLITE ET PASSIONNÉE DE LA BRETAGNE

128 pages - Editions Larousse

Remarkably illustrated, this book explores the teeming history of Brittany. From Nominoë to Anne of Brittany, from Surcouf to Tabarly via Hénaff and Bolloré, it recalls the extraordinary odyssey of the men and women who built it. From the Pointe du Raz to Belle-Île, from Saint-Malo to Vannes, from the chapel of Trécesson to the Calvary of Guimiliau. With more than 300 photographs, animations and facsimiles including postcards, newspaper articles, sketches of traditional costumes, old posters, Breton songs, plans of boats, the annotated speech of General de Gaulle delivered in Quimper in 1969...

 

Objets de marins
OBJETS DE MARINS

Jacques D. de Certaines - Nono

OBJETS DE MARINS, DE L'ANCRE AU TIRE BOUCHON

Editions Ouest France

The history of objects and utensils used in boats but also very often present in our cozy and quiet interiors.

This detailed review narrates in a very well documented way and with tasty anecdotes, and in the very imaginative language of the sailors, the origins of the various objects that we use on board without suspecting anything...

We thus learn, in the "anchorage" section, that you have to 'stretch out your booze and turn the chain to your mooring bit' . ...!, that the ancestor of the watch was the water clepsydra and that in 1315 was created a clock in the shape of a boat whose hull pierced with a hole made it sink gently pushing the air into a trumpet sounding after a certain time.

Let us add that this book is illustrated by Nono.

Don't forget to enjoy it on board, or offer it widely, your friends will thank you for it.

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