French Valerie Dumaige, editorial director of the Arthaud, designed the original set of atlases of all types: from countries that no longer exist, lost cities and deserted islands. But among the 11 titles already released in France stand a very special, Atlas Paradis des Perdus, veteran journalist and award-winning author of fantasy Gilles Lapouge the corresponding state for more than six decades, since 1951.
At the age of 95, Jill, a regular contributor by the way, releases a book about utopia, about the millions of real or invented by men, whether English lord Osgood, who in the 18th century created the garden of Eden is very personal, or the American Walt Disney, who tried to include the child’s imagination invention Disneyland.
Generation is, above all, poet. However, the curious soul to the press made by the revival of a Lost Paradise not only of the Lord Osgood as the Champs Elysees imagined by Henri Racine de Monville also in the 18th century, a kind of amusement park had surrendered to the French Revolution. In Chinese temples rubbed shoulders with Gothic churches and landscape of the entire world can fit in the garden of paradise (Le désert medieval de Riz) entered with nostalgia by the Surrealists, and finally rebuilt by Malraux when he was minister of culture in 1965.
The way in which the Lord Osgood planted at the end of the 18th century was even the garden of Eden, indeed, Paradise (the root of the derivative of the Persian Paradise Garden) aimed at the integration of nature in different places of the world. Osgood is the import of the land of Ireland, eucalyptus, Tasmania and jewels from all over the planet. Monville, who was also a man in the world, has made her wild. local “the sum of all the landscaping, all the civilizations,” as pointed out by Lapouge in a great book, which urgently needs to be translated in Brazil.
In fact, Brazil consultant in one of the many stories, of the colony in Sicily, which was established in the country by the anarchist Giovanni Rossi with the support of D. Pedro II. Ross will appear, according to Lapouge, that Chaos system will be appropriate to establish a paradise on Earth: a society without oppression or hierarchy based on freedom and respect. So why is it not working? Through this registration, which was intended to be the antidote to the poison of bourgeois society, not turned to heaven, but purgatory? Authors conclusion: the city of inclusiveness Ross is not the invention of Aden, only saw that the family can be hell responsible for the failure of paradise.
Paradise still, according to Lapouge to transform themselves into prison, sometimes literally, as was the case of Fontevraud the largest monastery of Europe in the 11th century, transformed into a prison by Napoleon. In other cases, what appears to be a true paradise, as was Tahiti the Gauguin – don’t spend hell as well as of the panic of the new Cítera have nothing. This paradise died when he discovered the law, order, decency, corruption and banks. The time of the ingenuity of paradise, mixed Lapouge only.