Beyrouth – Les temps du design
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co-production JBE Books × Chaumet
Publication date : 2022/06/15
Weight 1520 g / Dimensions 21.5 x 26.5 cm / 328 pages
Texts by Filipa Ramos, Emanuele Coccia, Alice Thomine-Berrada, Estelle Zhong Mengual
Conversation with Jean-Marc Mansvelt and Marc Jeanson
Exclusive leporello by Etel Adnan
Design : Agnès Dahan
Hardcover screen printed in fluorescent and silver inks
This volume invites readers on an intimate stroll through centuries of jewelry, botany, drawing, prints, video-game imagery and scientific illustrations, offering a primer on the beauty and ingenuity of nature as reflected in art. Five contributions punctuate the visually structured journey, including a previously unpublished leporello by the late artist Etel Adnan that pulls out into a six-page gatefold. This book-as-object is featuring a cover infused with fluorescent and silver inks and titled with a serigraph, in addition to eight pages of endpapers printed in deep forest green.
A coterie of international thinkers guide Botanical’s ambitious scope and aim: Emanuele Coccia, Italian philosopher and author of The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture (2018); Estelle Zhong Mengual, French art historian; Filipa Ramos, Portuguese curator and author of the upcoming book The Artist as Ecologist (2023). Through their rigorous and engaging essays, they unravel the mysterious inner workings of nature and celebrate the visionary mimetic art born from culture.
Artists and designers include: Anselm Kiefer, Emile Gallé, Berthe Morisot, Joan Fontcuberta, Christian Dior, Claude Monet, Dora Maar, Eugène Delacroix, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Anna Atkins, Gustave Courbet, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucian Freud, Georgia O’Keeffe, Otto Dix, Robert Mapplethorpe and Yves Saint-Laurent.