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

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Hardback 359 Pages / Published: 21/03/2013
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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.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433120053
Number of pages: 359
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
" Adrienne Fontainas etait une grande dame de la bibliophilie et de l'etude du livre belge. On ne pouvait lui rever plus bel hommage que ce bouquet dans lequel trois generations de chercheuses et de chercheurs europeens ont, sous la direction de la grande specialiste americaine Jane Block, reuni des etudes qui eclairent de maniere inedite ce moment privilegie ou la Belgique etait un des hauts lieux du symbolisme et de l'union des arts. " (Dario Gamboni, Professeur d'histoire de l'art, Universite de Geneve)
" Vingt-deux etudes inedites sur les arts du livre, les hommes de lettres, la musique, les spectacles, les arts graphiques et l'architecture en Belgique, a la fin du XIXe siecle et au debut du XXe siecle, ont ete reunies par Jane Block et Claude Sorgeloos, pour rendre hommage a Adrienne Fontainas, erudite enthousiaste et bibliophile eclairee qui se specialisa dans l'histoire des arts et des lettres de la Belgique autour de 1900 et y consacra de nombreux travaux dont on trouvera ici la bibliographie complete etablie par sa fille, Nathalie Trouveroy. Outre l'hommage rendu a une erudite et bibliophile specialisee dans la Belgique fin de siecle, ce recueil d'etudes ouvrage apporte une vision neuve et inedite sur plusieurs points de cette periode au point de vue des arts et des lettres. " (Annie Charon, Professeur a l'Ecole des chartes, Redactrice en chef du `Bulletin du bibliophile')

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