There is a tradition ... from the tango to the abacus, 60 traditions classified by UNESCO.
A picture book for everyone. With 60 color illustrations by graphic designer Alex Viougeas.
From the publisher:
Unknown, poetic, atypical, Unesco's List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity tells the story of man since the dawn of the world.
Hear the children whistling in the mountains of the heart of Turkey. Watch these old Korean women snorkel in search of seashells. And this ethnic group from Zambia go into a trance to the sound of percussion. At the four corners of the earth, everyone has their own way of dancing, singing, eating, having fun, talking, drawing, taking care of themselves ...
Here a great journey begins. A journey to all these beautiful and different ways of experiencing the world and inhabiting one's community, what we call traditions. Unesco has classified and protected them because they are in danger, on a more or less large scale.
From Portuguese fado to the festival of the dead in Mexico, from the art of Uzbek jokes to the ritual to coax camels in Mongolia, to Neapolitan pizza, reggae and drawings on the sand of Vanuatu, Elsa Delachair and Alex Viougeas compose an astonishing atlas of the intangible which testifies to the inexhaustible creative spirit of man.