November 15, 2003 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on November 15, 2003.
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For anyone who can be in France this spring, once again the Institut d'Histoire du Livre is offering its excellent:
(In collaboration with the Rare Book School, University of Virginia)
"For its third Book History Workshop, the Institut d'histoire du Livre is offering four advanced courses aimed at a wide variety of specialists interested in book and printing history.
1) Introduction to analytical bibliography, Neil Harris
2) Conservation and study of printed ephemera, Michael Twyman
3) Type, lettering and calligraphy 1450-1830, James Mosley
4) Reliures françaises à décor doré 1507-1967, Isabelle de Conihout et Pascal Ract-Madoux
[the following information was not included in the original ejournal posting distributed on November 15, 2003:]
"Isabelle de Conihout and Pascal Ract-Madoux aim in their course to fill this gap by offering a close examination of a large number of remarkable bindings from the period 1507-1967. A hundred or so original bindings (and several hundred photographic reproductions) will be presented and described. Although bindings are physically inseparable from the content which they enclose, they also have to be considered as autonomous artefacts. French deluxe bindings in particular have to be considered as works of art as much as historical objects.
"Areas covered by the course include:
"The first three days of the course will finish with a presentation and discussion of a selection of Lyon City Library’s most precious bookbindings. Participants will thus have an exceptional opportunity to discover at close quarters highly decorated bindings and discuss them with the tutors.
"The fourth and last day of the course will take place at the Bibliothèque Mazarine in Paris and will be given over to an examination of this prestigious library’s most precious bindings."
And a personal note, about Lyon:
The process of reaching Lyon from Paris is immeasurably improved, since the days, not so long ago, when Parisians all used to say "yes-we-have-visited-Lyon-but-only 'en passant'"... aka racing through the Fourvière autoroute tunnels, on their annual migrations South to the Midi...
Nowadays, via TGV from the Gare de Lyon, the Lyon Part Dieu station is only 2 hours away: the high speed train ride is smooth and fun and impressive -- and you can gaze at Cluny and its pretty little valley out the right-side window as you speed by...
And why spend time in crowded and noisy and expensive Paris, when you can enjoy springtime in Lyon's beautiful Parc de la Tête d'Or?:
-- & tour, and use, Lyon's magnificent Bibliothèque Municipale --
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-- & wander through Lyon's fascinating Printing Museum --
-- & savor the cuisine lyonnaise --
"Paul Bocuse in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, Pic in Valence, the Troisgros brothers à Roanne, George Blanc in Vonnas, Pierre Gagnaire in Saint-Étienne, Lacombe and Léon de Lyon, Orsi, Chavent and La Tour Rose in Lyon, Henriroux and the Pyramide in Vienne... les bouchons de Lyon...
"Andouillette de Fleurie, Saucisson de Lyon... Saint Marcelin, Saint Félicien, Cervelle de canut... Bugnes, Matefaims, Radisses, Tarte lyonnaise... Papillotes, Cocons, Coussins, Marrons à la lyonnaise... Vins du Beaujolais, Vins des coteaux du lyonnais...
"Soupe au potiron, Soupe au riz à la lyonnaise, Gras-double à la lyonnaise, Oeufs à la tripe, Salade de dents de lyon au hareng saur, Tablier de sapeur, Quenelles de Lyon...
"Gâteau de foies aux quenelles, Boeuf sauté à la lyonnaise, Chapon au gros sel, Cochon de lait à la lyonnaise, Cuisse d'oie à la lyonnaise, Pot-au-feu lyonnais, Ris de veau à la lyonnaise...
"Brocheton à la crème, Friture de goujons, Friture de perches d'Oullins...
-- and the _chocolate_!... Bernachon is in Lyon...
-- & appreciate Lyon's complicated and fascinating history --
"L'abbaye bénédictine d'Ainay entre dans l'Histoire au IXe Siècle quand l'abbé Aurélien, bientôt archevêque de Lyon, crée le prieuré de Saint-Benoît-de-Cessieu autour de 859 et faut venir des moines de Bonneval..."
"Du XIIe au XIVe siècle, Ainay se présente comme une véritable puissance spirituelle et temporelle. En 1250, l'abbaye possède 72 églises ou prieuré dans le diocèse de Lyon et au-delà..."
-- lots more to France than just Paris...
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