Homage to Adrienne Fontainas: Passionate Pilgrim for the Arts (Belgian Francophone Library 26)

Homage to Adrienne Fontainas: Passionate Pilgrim for the Arts (Belgian Francophone Library 26)

By: Claude Sorgeloos (editor), Jane Block (editor)Hardback

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The twenty-two essays in this volume are contributed by Belgian, French, and American scholars to honor the memory and work of Adrienne Fontainas (1929-2010). The interdisciplinary scholarship this community of international scholars has produced is of lasting importance in underlining the significant role of Brussels from 1870 to 1914. A leading European scholar and bibliophile, Adrienne Fontainas served as Vice President of the International Association of Bibliophiles and membre d'honneur of the Royal Society of Bibliophiles and Iconophiles of Belgium. Her groundbreaking books on the Symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme and his Brussels' editor Edmond Deman (Edmond Deman editeur: Art et edition au tournant du siecle and Edmond Deman: Publications de la librairie) are model studies of the book publishing trade in France and Belgium. The essays in this book explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields, including art history, book collecting, publishing, literature and music, and cover subjects such as Felicien Rops, William Degouve de Nuncques, Symbolism and Surrealism, Maurice Maeterlinck and Emile Verhaeren, Paul Signac, Victor Horta, Edmond Picard, Andre Fontainas, Edmond Deman, and Franz Liszt in Belgium. In addition, a comprehensive bibliography of Adrienne Fontainas' writings in the visual arts, literature, and music, as well as a discussion of her working methodology, are included. This book contains contributions in French and English.

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About Author

Jane Block received her PhD in the history of art from the University of Michigan. She is Director of the Ricker Library for Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois. Her works include Belgium the Golden Decades, 1880-1914; Gisbert Combaz (1869-1914): Fin-de-siecle artist; Homage to Brussels: The Art of Belgian Posters, 1895-1915; and Les XX and Belgian Avant-Gardism as well as numerous articles on Theo Van Rysselberghe, Georges Lemmen, the book arts in Belgium, Edmond Picard's Maison d'Art, and Neo-Impressionism. She is a membre associe of the Academie Royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique and was awarded the distinction of Officier de l'Ordre de Leopold. Claude Sorgeloos received his PhD in history from the Universite libre de Bruxelles and is a holder of a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in historic bibliography from the University of Mons. Since 2006 he has served as Chief Curator of the Rare Book Room of the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique. His many works deal with the history of the book in Belgium from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries: publishing, circulation, readership studies, book-binding, libraries, and collectors.

Contents

Contents: Jane Block/Claude Sorgeloos : Remerciements - Nathalie Trouveroy : Adrienne Fontainas : Genese d'une erudition - Nathalie Trouveroy : Adrienne Fontainas : Bibliographie - Rene Fayt : Le Cabinet Andre Fontainas de la Reserve precieuse de l'Universite libre de Bruxelles - Anne Pingeot : Adrienne Fontainas - Paul Aron : Petite contribution a l'etude d'un art de vivre : Edmond Picard et le cercle d'escrime Arte et Marte - Jean-Michel Nectoux : " Mobilite et illusion " : Sur quelques photographies de Stephane Mallarme rue de Rome - Rik Hemmerijckx : Maeterlinck-Verhaeren & le Prix Nobel de Litterature - Andre Fontainas (translated by Donald Flanell Friedman) : Croquis La Ferte Choisel - Malou Haine : Liszt acclame en Belgique comme pianiste et compositeur - Fabrice van de Kerckhove : Maeterlinck a l'ecole du livre anglais - Helene Vedrine : " Dramatique et sombre " : L'illustration du Rideau cramoisi par Armand Rassenfosse pour Edmond Deman (1907) - Claude Sorgeloos : Chalon, Scheler et les autres : Edmond Deman et la Bibliotheque royale de Belgique - Anne Adriaens-Pannier : Leon Spilliaert, illustrateur de Marcel Lecomte et de Paul Neuhuys, 1941 - Veronique Carpiaux : " A l'/uvre ! " Felicien Rops ou la modernite a l'epreuve du dessin - Laurent Houssais : Notes sur une monographie inedite : Francois Rude par Andre Fontainas - Edwin Becker: Wilhelm List and the Swan Motif - Jane Block : Paul Signac's Au temps d'harmonie at Victor Horta's Maison du Peuple - Stephen Goddard: Pieter Dupont's Engraved Portrait of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen - Denis Laoureux : Symbolisme, elitisme, excentricite ou la " belle legende du moi " dans la Belgique fin de siecle - Roger Cardon : Au bordel de Maurice de Vlaminck : Precisions nouvelles - Catherine Krahmer : Quatre lettres d'Ernst Barlach (1910-1915) a propos de Kandinsky, Nolde, Goethe - Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond : Le " voyage dans les yeux " : De la vision symboliste a l'/il surrealiste - Marc Quaghebeur : Postface : Chere Adrienne.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781433120053
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 359
  • ID: 9781433120053
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 1433120054

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