Accidentally Wes Anderson, in arrivo un libro per il seguitissimo account Instagram
Scritto da: Giorgia Lo Iacono
Dal mondo dei social a quello delle librerie. Ispirato all’estetica unica del regista statunitense, il libro Accidentally Wes Anderson esplora tutti i continenti per raccontare le storie che si celano dietro più di 200 location
Guardando i film di Wes Anderson avete ogni tanto sognato di vivere all’interno di uno di essi? Non sareste i primi. Complici le scenografie che seguono un’estetica ben definita, risaltata dalle inquadrature frontali e della precisa simmetria oltre che dalle palette di colori ben definite, lo “stile Wes” è immediatamente riconoscibile. Non serve però per forza di cose entrare in uno dei suoi film per trovare un po’ di Wes Anderson nella nostra realtà. Il mondo è infatti pieno di luoghi e architetture che ne ricordano i set, un po’ per caso un po’ grazie al modo attento in cui vengono fotografati.
Ecco il perché dell’incredibile successo riscontrato dalla pagina Instagram @accidentallywesanderson, fondata da Wally Koval, che in pochi anni ha incredibilmente incrementato il suo seguito diventando una vera e propria community. La pagina condivide scatti e storie sulle location più belle e interessanti che si possono trovare in giro per il mondo. Ovviamente, come il nome della pagina indica, si tratta di luoghi che condividono tutti un’estetica che ricorda quella dei film diretti dal regista di Moonrise Kingdom e Grand Budapest Hotel.
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#AccidentalWesAnderson Rajmahal Palace | Rajasthan, India | c. 1729 • • Commissioned by H.H Sawai Jai Singh II as a garden resort and a private palace for Chandra Kanwar Ranawat, his beloved wife, who was the daughter of the Maharana of Mewar, Raj Mahal Palace has a history of more than 250 years • • Built in 1729, the palace is located in the heart of Rajasthan’s capital and home to the Maharaja of Jaipur • • In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 His Highness Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur – the celebrated and dashing ‘Jai’ – chose it as his personal private residence before converting it to a hotel in 1979 • • Over the decades this remarkable Palace has hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as several other members of the British Royal Family, and eminent international celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, and the Shah of Iran • • Following a carefully orchestrated restoration by the prodigious designer Adil Ahmad, the palace continues to embody the heritage of its past, maintaining the original, features such as a marble staircase, elaborate chandeliers, and treasured family possessions • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @veeceecheng • ✍️: @wikipedia + @cntraveler • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Rajasthan #SymmetricalMonsters #India
La notizia è che i contenuti della pagina faranno il grande salto: dal mondo di Instagram a quello delle librerie! Accidentally Wes Anderson diventerà presto un volume dal medesimo titolo, la cui descrizione recita: “Un’avventura visiva delle proporzioni di Wes Anderson, autorizzata dallo stesso leggendario regista: splendide fotografie di luoghi reali che sembrano strappati dal mondo dei film di Anderson, presentate con affascinanti storie umane dietro ogni facciata”.
E ancora: “Basato sul fenomeno virale online e sulla comunità dallo stesso nome, Accidentally Wes Anderson celebra l’estetica unica che milioni di fan di Anderson adorano, catturando la simmetria, l’atipicità, l’inaspettato, i motivi vivaci e distintamente colorati all’interno di notevoli fotografie da tutto il mondo”.
Saranno più di 200 le location inserite, da tutti i continenti della Terra. Se alcune di queste saranno riconosciute dai follower della pagina Instagram, la maggior parte verrà invece segnalata per la prima volta.
Un volume non solo per i fan del regista statunitense dunque, ma anche per viaggiatori curiosi e aspiranti avventurieri sempre alla ricerca di nuove mete da visitare insieme alle storie che accompagnano questi luoghi.
Il libro uscirà a ottobre 2020, ma è già possibile preordinarlo su Amazon.
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____________________ Chapel Car “Grace” | Green Lake, Wisconsin | c. 1915 • For the faithful in the late 19th-century American West, church services were sometimes found on wheels. Fueled by the promise of economic opportunity, settlers took to the West and Christian denominations saw a new way to spread their message – by Rail. Baptist, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic organizations used custom-made railroad cars to provide religious services for railroad travelers. Chapel Car Grace was one of seven cars that operated for the American Baptist Publication Society, and the last Baptist chapel car built in 1915 • Inspired by chapel cars seen on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Episcopal Bishop William David Walker of North Dakota sought to create a car that he could use to conduct his services on the railway. After raising $3,000 – and receiving a large donation from New York Central Railroad President Cornelius Vanderbilt – the first chapel car was built in 1890. Designed to provide space for both religious services and living quarters for missionaries, these cars were fitted out as actual churches complete with altars, pews, and even stained glass windows • Donated by the Conaway family in memory of their daughter Grace, the Chapel Car Grace possessed a unique design. Built by the Barney & Smith Car Company, the Chapel Car was constructed of steel and had uniquely designed Gothic arches on the interior to provide a more church-like setting • Upon its completion, Chapel Car Grace was displayed at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Fransisco. Soon after, it embarked on routes through California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. After 33 years in service, the Chapel Car took its final journey in 1948, and was placed on permanent display at the American Baptist Assembly in Green Lake, Wisconsin • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @ryanschulz ✍️: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia + wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com + chapelcarsofamerica.net • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #Symmetrical #Archigram #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #PursueWhatisLovely #GreenLake #Wisconsin #train_nerds #RailFan
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____________________ Surf Life Saving | Tauranga, New Zealand | c. 1910 • Members of Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) are “In it for Life” – not only because that’s the organization’s motto, but for their lifelong commitment and passion to lifesaving. Founded in 1910, SLSNZ is a national association that represents the 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in the country • Lifesaving originated in Australia in 1906. The rescuing practice involved an “alarm reel” that was invented on Bondi Beach. Within a few years, the practice made its way to the beaches of New Zealand. First appearing in Lyall Bay and New Brighton, four additional clubs were established by the end of 1910 • What distinguishes lifesaving is its use of the surf life saving “alarm reel” – an apparatus consisting of a giant reel with rope wrapped around it and a harness at the end. Qualified Surf Lifeguards attach the harness to themselves and then swim out to the bather. They then attach the bather to harness and another lifesaver will reel them both in • Not only a community service, lifesaving is also a sport. Following its popularity and rapid establishment of clubs in the early 20th century, good-natured rivalries soon sprang up. Competitions were developed and by 1912, Wellington’s Maranui Club was conducting contests for male lifeguards to participate • Today, Surf Life Saving contains around 17,000 members that patrol specific New Zealand beaches from October to April each year. Red and yellow flags signify the areas on a beach that are monitored by the lifeguards, and their matching red and yellow uniforms are easily identifiable • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @jodyhartley ✍️: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia + surflifesaving.org.nz • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #Symmetrical #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #Pursuewhatislovely #PureNewZealand #Travelnz #NewZealandGuide #Tauranga #NewZealand🇳🇿
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____________________ Schleißheim Palace | Munich, Germany | c. 1598 • Once a residence belonging to a family of Bavarian rulers, the Schleißheim Palace is actually three separate palaces – the Old Palace, the New Palace, and the Lusthiem Palace – all located within a Baroque garden park. Although the Palace became the stately palatial property that it is today, the royal residence grew from a single country manor • In 1598, Duke Wilhelm V gave up his career in government and business for a life of piety. He passed his property on to his son Maximillion, including a country manor. At the time of his retirement, he remained at the manor and expanded it into a farm where he produced beer and cheese. Wilhelm’s endeavors proved lucrative, and his son purchased the farm system as well • Maximillion went on to expand the manor into a palace designed in the style of villa architecture found in Northern Italy – this would become known as the Old Palace. In the late 17th century, Maximillion’s grandson, Elector Max Emanuel would expand the Palace once more with the addition of the Lustheim Palace. The Lustheim sits on a circular island within the park and was designed as an Italian garden villa • Since Max Emanuel was expected to gain the imperial crown, the family’s architect Enrico Zaccalli, designed the New Palace in 1700. Massive in size, the New Palace is nearly 1,000 feet in length and was heralded for its interiors – especially the use of German Baroque architecture. When Max Emanuel lost Bavaria during the Spanish War of Succession, construction was halted and didn’t resume until 1719 • Today, the Schleißheim Palace is considered one of the finest examples of architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries. Now managed by the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, the Palace and gardens are open to the public • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @paysagesjardins ✍️: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia + schloesser-schleissheim.de • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #Symmetrical #Archigram #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Pursuewhatislovely #munchen #Schloss #VisitGermany #ig_Germany #VisitMunich #Residenz #Germany🇩🇪