Lettres de verre. Une éclipse de l'objet / Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc

Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc. Lettres de verre. Une éclipse de l'objet

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An adventure of creations in the heart of the glass professions!


During a residency at the MusVerre, Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc developed a project bringing together glass and writing, space and architecture. This book presents the highlights of this residency, which gave birth to a glass alphabet. The formal realities of each letter were confronted with the inherent expression of the four techniques chosen: glass bending, flame glass, glass paste and glass blowing. The letter is by definition a living two-dimensional object, endowed with rules of extreme rigour. The passage into volume opens up new ways of reading the balance of the letters, of perceiving the fullness and emptiness accentuated by the transparency of the glass. These letters become pieces of a puzzle offering new perceptions. Sibertin-Blanc's glass alphabet, like a script, reveals reversal and sobriety, rigour and deconstruction, evidence and eloquence. The book is accompanied by texts by Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc, glass artist Antoine Leperlier, philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, typographer and director of the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique Thomas Huot-Marchand, writer Dominique Sampiero and portraits of glassmakers.


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Sibertin-Blanc (Jean-Baptiste)

Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc is not a glassmaker, glassblower or stained glass artist, but glass has been an essential part of his work for 25 years. As creative director of the Daum crystal glassworks (1999-2011), he has acquired a multiple and transversal vision of this material, meeting artists, creators and craftsmen in numerous workshops. He has collaborated with numerous houses and institutions: Black Body, Cheval Blanc, Cub-ar, LG, LVMH, Meisenthal, Maison Berger, Mobilier national, the dioceses of Saint-Dié and Toul, Puiforcat, Saint-Gobain, Saint-Louis, Salviati, etc.

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