copy of L'esprit de l'escalier
Photographs: Arnaud du Boistesselin
Texts: Jean-François Galletout
200 pages - 120 color photographs
Size: 23×29cm – (9.2×11.4in)
Arnaud du Boistesselin lived in Cairo for fifteen years. His photographs are devoted to the richness and diversity of building interiors. They highlight a heritage that's much less visible than a facade. He transposes the artistic universe that permeates the soul and daily life of the inhabitants in Downtown Cairo into his medium. It is something of a past history that continues to weave strong links with the present. Because taking this spiral path traced by one staircase or another every day, perhaps even several times a day, is also physically inscribing into one's own body the memory of the design conceived for us by an architect. Jean-François Galletout's mini-novellas appear randomly throughout, giving us a glimpse of a very Cairo-like humanity.