From December 2011 to February 2012, the Imprimerie Nationale is the guest of the Grolier Club of New York for a special exhibition entitled « Printing for Kingdom, Empire and Republic, Treasures of the Archives of the Imprimerie Nationale ». Drawn from the archives of the Imprimerie Nationale, the exhibition documents the history of printing and its influence on publishing and typography over the last five centuries.
Over 200 objects, most of them being classified as historic monuments are on view in both Grolier Club galleries, including original manuscripts, rare books and artworks, punches and matrices dating from the sixteenth century to the present, engraved brass used to produce illustrations. Some objects are exhibited for the first time in history.
Left : Eugene S. Flamm,
President of the Grolier Club
Middle : H. George Fletcher,
Director of the Grolier Club and curator of the exhibition
Right : Didier Trutt,
President of the Imprimerie nationale
Video installations provide visitors with an overview of the know-how of the Imprimerie Nationale, as well as demonstrations of all aspects of book production from December 7th to 9th by the « Maîtres d’Art » of the Atelier du Livre d’Art et de l’Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale : Nelly Gable, punch cutter, Franck Jalleau, type designer et Elena Cenada, orientalist compositor.
A major publication has been created and produced by the Imprimerie Nationale’s Atelier du Livre d’Art et de l’Estampe (ALAE), and a day-long colloquium on the themes of the exhibition is planned on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022
Tel : +1 (212) 838-6690
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