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L’Étape dans la clairière
Jean Bazaine / André Frénaud
The preface is a handwritten letter by André Frénaud, written in July 1979. Jean Bazaine’s postface is a posthumous tribute to André Frénaud who died while the book was being printed. André Frénaud’s long poem and Bazaine’s twelve lithographies reveal their mysterious correspondence.
64 pages – Format 32 x 41 cm
Au travail ma chérie
Pierre Buraglio / Dominique Fourcade
The authors hold a rose of memory. The rose unfurls to the sound of jazz and through extracts of works by Shakespeare, Proust and others.
48 pages – Format 20 x 26 cm
Comme un coursier indompté
Aillaud – Alberola – Alechinsky – Arikha – Blais – Buraglio – Messagier – Rouan
48 texts chosen among the texts written and speeches made by those who inspired or participated in the French Revolution, with 8 lithographies of contemporary painters: Aillaud, Alberola, Alechinsky, Arikha, Blais, Buraglio, Messagier, Rouan.
156 pages – Format 32 x 42 cm
Dernières nouvelles de Socrate
Jean Cortot / Michel Déon
Michel Déon, of the Académie française, wrote Dernières nouvelles de Socrate as a tribute to Plato’s Phédon.
44 pages –22 x 30,5 cm
ISBN : 2-7433-0132-5
ISBN : 2-7433-0133-3
Alice in Wonderland
Le Bonheur dans le crime
Barbey d’Aurevilly’s short story, illustrated by Dado tells the story of a man who kills his wife under his mistress’ influence. The lovers go on to live an idyllic love affair.
Dorny / Michel Butor
Caractères by Michel Butor, variations on Bertrand Dorny’s typographic creations, composed by hand with exclusive Imprimerie Nationale characters: Garamont, Jaugeon, Grandjean, Luce, Didot, Marcellin-Legrand, Gauthier in roman size 20. The lithographic illustrations printed on Voirin press, typographic impressions and embossing printed on American press.
28 pages, accordion fold book
Éloge d’une soupçonnée
Alexandre Galpérine / René Char
«René Char died on 19 February 1988, before the completion of this book which he saw as a new step in his collaboration with Alexandre Galpérine. René Char chose every single art print in this edition and asked Alexandre Galpérine to invent swash initial in illuminator style.» Marie-Claude Char.
52 pages – 29 x 38,5 cm
Le Livre des roches et des nuages
Raffi Kaiser / Kenneth White
This book arouse out of a meeting between Israeli painter Raffi Kaiser and Scottish poet Kenneth White.
Images du Val de Loire
Jean William Hanoteau / Maurice Genevoix
The painter’s affective memory enriches the « instants » illustrating Images du Val de Loire. Maurice Genevoix’s text recalls his youth in Decize, Hanoteau’s hometown.
Composed by hand in "University Roman" Garamont, size 16, coming from authentic matrices bought by Sébastien Cramoisy in 1641, the Imprimerie royale's first director, and printed on Vellum d'Arches paper.
270 numbered copies
Testament de l’Oye
Jean-Paul Riopelle / Gilbert Erouart
Jean-Paul Riopelle lives a small isolated house on the island of île-aux-oies on the Saint-Laurent riverbank. For him, the injured goose is the symbol of a cosmogony inspired by the observation of their yearly migration. Painter Jean-Paul Riopelle and novelist Gilbert Erouart embarked on this project together to speak for this agony.
48 pages –57 x 76 cm
Le papillon a blanchi d’avoir si peu volé
Pierre Zanzucchi / Jean-Marie Tasset
« This is not a book. It is a floodlit place, a work without a frame and with tin sides. This collector’s work was entirely designed by the painter. The authors embarked on a journey of images and words, on a path of tracks and prints, to the rhythm of the projection of atomized colours.»
21 non-binded notebooks in a box
Collection Bois gravés du XIXe siècle
As a tribute to the masters of French engraving of the 19th Century, the Cabinet des Poinçons (Punch Room) presents a collection of wood engravings, associated with a series of texts on various themes. Each series associates 5 engravings printed on original wood, and hand composed texts, composed with the Imprimerie Nationale’s historical typefaces.
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