Remuages - Madeline Demaurex

In the mid-20th century, the population of the Pays-d'Enhaut was largely composed of small mountain farmers who tended their few cattle on their properties scattered at different altitudes. The seasonal transhumance, or "remuage", is the movement of those farmers with their herds between summer and winter pastures. So it was for Pierre Bertholet and family.

In a series of interviews between October 2012 and March 2013, "Remuages" evokes the daily life in the valley: childhood with his brothers between Sciernes and Monteiller, adolescence during mobilization, the wife, births, the arrival of mechanization in the work of the farmer. These are the stories shared by Peter as recorded by his daughter. With him, she discovers the places of her own childhood, the village school, the gestures of wilting. Their words are intertwined.

From the 1920s to the 1960s; from the oil lamp to the Formica table; these life stories are punctuated by the illustrations of Sylvie Demaurex.

Words from the regional dialect, or patois, are listed in a glossary at the end of the book.

Madeline Demaurex was born in 1951 in the village of Moulins, in the Pays-d'Enhaut where she spent her childhood. After studying at the Ecole Normale in Lausanne, she taught in the Lake Geneva region and then continued her studies at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Geneva. She then engaged in teacher training and French education. Recently retired, she returned to the practice of writing. She has four grown children and lives in Chexbres.

Since childhood, Sylvie Demaurex has always drawn. After having gained her "certificat de décoratrice" she perfected her studies in design in Finland, in Paris at the Ecole du Louvre and at the Julian Academy in Milan amongst architectes. After several museum exhibitions and other projects she designed and created the panels of the wine trails "to discover the terraced Lavaux region" thereby reviving her first love of drawing.

  • Author: Demaurex, Madeline
  • Artist: Demaurex, Sylvie
  • Published: 2013
  • Examples: 180
  • Genre: History
  • Pages: 180
  • Width: 150 mm
  • Height: 195 mm
  • Depth: 15 mm
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Printing method: Letterpress / digital
  • Language: French

  • L-091

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