Edited by Jean Khalfa, Fellow and Newton Trust Lecturer in French at Trinity College, Cambridge, this incisive exploration of the artist’s book was published in conjunction with a major exhibition held at the Fizwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 2001.
Lavishly illustrated with images from the Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet in Paris, The Dialogue between Paining and Poetry is a collection of essays contributed by some of the leading experts in the field, including the director of the Bibliothèque, Yves Peyré.
This is the most authoritative and comprehensive English language book on the subject yet published. It is beautifully produced, including 19 full colour plates.
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collaboration – or ‘dialogue’ – between
poet and visual artist is an essentially French
phenomenon, which flourished from the end of the
19th century, and continues in publishing
traditions today. The dialogue not only emphasised
the physical and conceptual links between words
and image, but produced some of the most memorable
imagery of the 20th century.
poets felt they were naturally involved in a
dialogue with the visual arts, and artists came to
use the space of the page in a poetic and not
simply illustrative manner.
Throughout the period under review in
this study, the artist’s book becomes a medium
as distinct as painting, printmaking and
Speaking Volumes by Jean Khalfa
Nevermore to Eternity:
Mallarmé, Manet and 'The Raven' by
Prose du Transsibrien et de la petite Jehanne
de France by René Riese Hubert & Judd
Poetic Jouissance of André Masson by Alyce
Du Bouchet and Pierre Tal Coat by Emma Wagstaff
Noel, Debré: Two Creative Dailogues by Andrew
Making of the Livre d'Artiste by David
& Amélie Blanckaert
Glimpse of the Future by Yves Peyré