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L'Architecture lettriste collection
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Description
A collection assembled for an exhibition in 1988 at Lecointre-Ozanne in Paris featuring maquettes, projects, plans and writings of Isidore Isou, Roland Sabatier, Alain Satié, François Poyet, Gérard-Philippe Broutin, Albert DuPont, and Micheline Hachette. Included are manifestos and bulletins; proposals for playgrounds and housing; designs for towns of the future; and decorative designs.
Background
Didier Lecointre et Denis Ozanne, also known as Librairie Lecointre-Ozanne, was a gallery and rare books dealer in Paris run by Didier Lecointre and Denis Ozanne. Lecointre and Ozanne opened a location in Odéon on the rue de Tournon in the early 1980s, specializing in twentieth-century avant-garde art movements, photography, and artists' books. They continuously published catalogues of their holdings and exhibitions, including Vingt ans d'architecture lettriste in 1988, Reliures lettristes in 1991, and several catalogues related to the 1991 Biennale du livre d'artiste in Uzerche. In 1987, Lecointre-Ozanne opened a location in Drouot on the rue de Provence. This location would later operate as Chloé & Denis Ozanne Rare Books, while the original Odéon location became Didier Lecointre et Dominique Drouet booksellers. Both businesses continued to collect and sell artists' books and other works by avant-garde groups like the Lettrists and Situationists.
Extent
58.17 Linear Feet (28 boxes and 4 flatfile folders)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers. Contact the repository for information regarding access to the maquettes.