Pierre Faucheux
Espaces de lecture, lecture d’espaces

22.11.18 TO

This exhibition is the opportunity to discover the work of one of the great figures in French publishing of the second half of the 20th century. The two million book covers and mock-ups that he made for the Club français du Livre as of 1946, and twenty years later for Livre de Poche, have left their marks on generations of readers thanks to the cutting edge processes used such as his famous surrealist quartering. The exhibition highlights an all too unknown aspect of Pierre Faucheux’s work, his interest for urban planning and architecture. Through successful collaborations such as the development of the ski resort of les Arcs with the designer Charlotte Perriand in 1967 or his contribution to surrealist exhibitions from 1959 to 1965, the designer developed a unique reflexionon space: that of books, their covers, and also the physical space of buildings and interiors. Echoing the Salon du Livre of Chaumont, « Pierre Faucheux » celebrates the book as an object and lets us dive into the creative process of the designer who described himself as a « book architect » and « space writer ».