Bound by: Christine Giard

Entre deux cahiers

[Noeux-les-Mines]: Ecbolade, 2003. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. Fine.


Copy 19/22. Signed by Alin Anseeuw and Patrick Vernet. Patrick Vernet (d. 2013) was an accomplished engraver and Director of the School of Visual Arts Denain. Alin Anseeuw (b 1974) is a poet, artist, and publisher and printer of Éditions Ecbolade. Entre deux cahiers is the 122nd book published by Éditions Ecbolade. 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. Black calf with onlays of Japanese paper (painted, dyed, and printed by the artist). Pink “kromekote” inlay decorated by the artist using a typewriter. Blind stamped with wire screen. Japanese paper endpapers with onlays of Japanese paper (painted, dyed, and printed by the artist). Leather hinges. Titled in pink and green foil. Leather-edged slipcase. Bound by Christine Giard. 24.8cm x 33cm.