L’Écartelage, ou l’écriture de l’espace d’après Pierre FaucheuxEdited by Catherine Guiral, Jérôme Dupeyrat and Brice Domingues
Designed by Officeabc
Éditions B42, Paris, €28, paperback
By its title, L’Écartelage reveals its focus on Surrealism in the work of Pierre Faucheux, celebrated as a designer for French book clubs after the Second World War. Faucheux coined the word écartelage to describe the collages that he made in the second half of his career: he cut up several identical reproductions of a painting into multiple parallel strips, pasting them together to produce a distortion of the original image.
L’Écartelage, ou l’Écriture de l’espace d’après Pierre Faucheux, designed by Officeabc.
Top: A spread from the book reproducing two of Faucheux’s ‘écartelages’, both circa 1980.
Richard Hollis, designer, writer, London
Read the full version in Eye no. 88 vol. 22 2014
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