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2011-03-24 - culture.gouv.fr
The Imprimerie Nationale unfolds at the Department

Until 13 May the Ministry of Culture and Communication presents in the windows of the colonnade and the gallery of Valois (Paris 1), "the treasures of l'Atelier du Livre d'Art et de l'Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale".
This exhibition is part of the ninth cycle of "Crafts on Stage": Treasures of the Imprimerie Nationale. As part of the exhibition cycle "Crafts on Stage" the Ministry of Culture and Communication presents "Treasures of l'Atelier du Livre d'Art et de l'Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale".

Until May 13, the colonnade and the gallery of Valois in Paris welcome the most significant and prestigious heritage accumulated by the Imprimerie Nationale over the centuries. Five large windows provide a craft of printing: lithography, monoprint, the collotype, typography and materials punches. Each case is illustrated by the remarkable productions of the workshop. Two small windows provide great books for bibliophiles, as well as examples of type design and oriental typography. L'Atelier du Livre d'Art et de l'Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale is a unique set that summarizes the history of the printed book and outlines the technical craft. Creating characters, burning punches, cast lead type, hand composition and mechanical means of Latin characters and Oriental letterpress printing, intaglio, lithography, collotype, bookbinding and stationery, all these trades remain alive in the Imprimerie Nationale and combine to produce exceptional works limited edition combines the beauty of the characters to that of Figures.

Composers typographers have seven exclusive Latin characters and Eastern characters created or acquired over the centuries since the Greeks of the King designed and engraved by Claude Garamont for Francis 1st. From this historical heritage, the craftsmen's workshop book art and printmaking works produced at the request of artists, publishers, gallery owners, bibliophiles or public institutions and private companies.

Craft Director: L'Atelier du Livre d'Art et de l'Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale from March 23 to May 13 Windows of the Royal Palace, the Ministry of Culture and Communication Gallery Valois - accès Line 1, Metro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Opening hours of the garden: from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Set design: Paul Flavie Papin and Jouan