Pierre Ouvrard: Master Bookbinder/Maitre relieur

Pierre Ouvrard: Master Bookbinder/Maitre relieur

by Merrill Distad, Jeannine Green

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888643605
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 05/31/1996
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Merrill Distad is Associate University Librarian for Research & Special Collections Services at the University of Alberta.

Jeannine Green was head of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta. She received a BASpec and Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Alberta and was a sessional lecturer at the University's School of Library and Information Studies, where she taught History of the Book.

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"My bindings are almost paintings. I could have been a painter. I also believe that I have been a major innovator, taking my inspiration from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, using bronze, gold and sculpture...like the Groliers. The women in my life have always told me that the greatest love of my life was binding." — Pierre Ouvrard, "Reflections on a Life of Binding"

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Remerciements
Foreword
Avant-propos
Preface
Préface
Reflections on a Life of Binding. Pierre Ouvrard
Réminiscences d'un relieur. Pierre Ouvrard
Pierre Ouvrard as Friend and Collaborator. Alfred von Peteghem
Pierre Ouvrard en tant qu'ami et collaborateur. Alfred von Peteghem
When enchantment shapes destiny...Normand Biron
Quand l'enchantement habille un destin...Normand Biron

Selections from the Pierre Ouvrard Collection
Winners of the Governor General's Literary Award
Index

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