Cultural Resistance through the Manuscrit Moderne: Tériade’s editions of Rouault’s Divertissement and Bonnard’s Correspondances

Auteurs

  • Rodney Swan University of New South Wales

DOI :

https://doi.org/10.18352/relief.951

Mots-clés :

artists’ books, cultural resistance, manuscrit moderne, Tériade, Georges Rouault, Pierre Bonnard

Résumé

Inspired by the politico-cultural significance of the French medieval manuscript, the Greek born publisher Tériade created its modernised counterpart, his manuscrit moderne, pushing the artists’ book to new innovative heights in France during the Second World War. Tériade commissioned Georges Rouault’s Divertissement (1943) and Pierre Bonnard’s Correspondances (1944) during the darkest days of the Occupation, and in a historic reversal of the process, these artists created their images, embedded with codes and symbols of resistance, before they authored the text. The wartime manuscrit moderne with its handwritten text set the preconditions for this new genre to flourish after the Liberation.

Biographie de l'auteur

Rodney Swan, University of New South Wales

Dr Rodney T Swan is an Adjunct Academic at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He was awarded a PhD in June 2016, with a thesis titled Resistance and Resurgence; the cultural and political dynamic of the livre d’artiste and the German Occupation of France. His research focuses on analysing how the French artists’ book became a strategic instrument of cultural resistance in occupied France.

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Publié

2017-06-27

Comment citer

Swan, R. (2017) « Cultural Resistance through the Manuscrit Moderne: Tériade’s editions of Rouault’s Divertissement and Bonnard’s Correspondances », Relief: Revue Électronique de Littérature Francaise, 11(1), p. 40–65. doi: 10.18352/relief.951.

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I. Trésors de la Collection Koopman