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2017 marks the bicentenary of Larousse’s birth (1817-1875).
In the manner of Cher Corbu, Cher Matisse, Cher Nicéphore
and Chère Camille Claudel, Cher Pierre Larousse is an outspoken
declaration to this tireless man of progress, at a time when
anxiety prevails over matters like learning how to read
and write, the endangerment of our spelling, the rise of illiteracy,
the evolution of the tongue, the reform of spelling; a time when
tweets and texts messages induce new vocabulary.
Our authors willingly revisited memories
around their first dictionaries, the Larousse that
went from hand to hand, greedily browsed through
or repurposed, intertwining family saga with History.
They joyfully evoked the word one looks for or mistreats,
the word of the year, the forbidden word and the word
yet to be invented. Words, words, and words again:
to be or not to – in the Larousse…
|Reference||Cher Pierre Larousse|
|Number of pages||80|
|Size||20 x 25 cm|
Born in 1957, he lives and works in Paris. Combining an autobiographic and staging work, he imposes from the middle of the 90s. His artworks are mostly kept in the public collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, at the Carnavalet museum in Paris and at the Maison Européenne de la photographie in Paris, as well as in diverse private collections. He is the author of many artists' books.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Marc Alexandre OHO BAMBE
Pupils from the Pierre Larousse School
Illustrated by Philippe Favier
And the post-mortem letter of Antoinette
Fouque, who has entered the Larousse dictionary…
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