Bound by: Christine Giard

Tension d'ebene

n.p. Claire Ceunot, 2002. Unique. Hardcover. Fine.


Signed by the artist/poet. Copy 1/1. Mysterious figures in shades of brown populate Claire Cuenot’s Tension d’ebene, and are a recurring theme in her work. Cuenot is a French artist and poet who has created several unique artists’ books in addition to her paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Christine Giard has been studying and teaching bookbinding for over 35 years. In bookbinding, Giard found the perfect combination of her interests and talents. She immerses herself completely in the combination of the precision required in binding structures of all kinds, the attributes of the materials involved, the freedom to choose or create the materials she uses to realize her designs, and the opportunities to never, ever stop learning. Her passion and creativity are evident in her bindings. Giard's design aesthetic leans toward minimalism, but her use of unexpected techniques and materials create a tightly controlled tension that makes her work vibrate with energy. Giard has studied with many renowned bookbinding artists, including: Micheline de Bellefroid, Michel Richard, Hugo Peller, Edwin Heim, Vladimir Tchekeroul, Sün Evrard, Hélène Jolis, Edgard Claes, and Anne Goy. Her work can be found in public and private collections all over Europe and the United States, including Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and The Morgan Library. Full cream box calf with blind tooling and straw marquetry inlays. Titled in black foil. Quarter leather clamshell box. Bound by Christine Giard in 2006. 14cm x 12.4cm.

Price: $6,500