Catalogue Review: Librairie Metamorphoses

“Pure praises do not provide a comfortable existence; it is necessary to add something solid, and the best way to praise is to praise with cash-in-hand.” (Molière, The Middle Class Gentleman, Act I)  The second catalogue to appear from Librairie Métamorphoses is a tour de force. No surprise, considering that the Parisian firm was founded by MichelContinue reading “Catalogue Review: Librairie Metamorphoses”

Exhibition for Exiled Artists Takes Place in Gardens and Living Rooms of Paris

BY BARBARA BASBANES RICHTER ON JULY 13, 2018 8:00 AM Readers of Art & Object may recall a story from January 2018 on the Parisian organization known as Atelier des Artistes en Exil (AA-E), an arts center that welcomes painters, poets, writers, and musicians chased from their homelands to its 10,000-square-foot space on rue des Poissonniers to practice their craftContinue reading “Exhibition for Exiled Artists Takes Place in Gardens and Living Rooms of Paris”

The Salon International du Livre Rare in Paris this Weekend

**This story first ran on the Fine Books & Collections Blog on April 13th. Paris, tu es ma gaieté, Paris… Spring in Paris–is there anything better? Doubtful. The icing on the cake? Today through April 15, the Grand Palais hosts the Salon International du Livre Rare et de l’Objet d’Art. This year the Salon is backedContinue reading “The Salon International du Livre Rare in Paris this Weekend”

Exiled Artists Find Footing in France

Europe is in the throes of a massive refugee crisis with millions of asylum-seekers fleeing war-torn lands like Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Among those forced from their homeland include writers, artists, singers, and other creatives who now can find refuge and a place to practice their craft in Paris.

Dispatch from Paris: Endangered Bouquinistes Need Your Help

Paris remains a beacon of culture and sophistication and a week spent promenading along the city’s quais and quaint streets was balm for the soul. Among the many familiar sights were the bouquinistes, those riverside booksellers whose forest green stalls have been a fixture by the Seine since at least the 18th century. The traditionContinue reading “Dispatch from Paris: Endangered Bouquinistes Need Your Help”

A Book-Lover’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, meaning Irish pubs from Boston to Dublin will be busier than usual and just about everyone will be sporting some sort of good luck charm. However, if the idea of day-drinking and parade-hopping turns you green, there’s still a few ways to let your inner Irish spirit free, even fromContinue reading “A Book-Lover’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog”

Instagram Artists Remake Iconic Artwork to Promote Paris Museums – The Fine Books Blog

@miss_etc @rafaelmantesso  @audrey.pirault  @Paris @instagram  @parismusees Instagram Artists Remake Iconic Artwork to Promote Paris Museums – The Fine Books Blog