Selected Twentieth Century French Poetry by Stephen Sidelinger

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I am drawn to all things French since I lived there for a year, these poems were to show my love of the French psyche. Thirty poems from selected 20th-century French poets, presented here in English. Drawn from The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry (1982) edited by Paul Auster and with translations by British and American poets. Each poem in a distinctive calligraphic style and matched with idiosyncratic art.

Artist Bio

Stephen Sidelinger is an artist/designer/educator/architectural colorist/textile artist/ embroiderer and book artist. Stephen draws on these vast and varied disciplines to create his one-of-a-kind, fine, hand bound books of contemporary illuminated manuscripts, which are in public and private collections throughout the world. All of his works have Sidelinger's distinctive personal vocabulary or visual language. After twenty years of embroidery his workmanship becomes finer and more elaborate with each piece. He has published a book to aid others in discovering their own Visual Language based on his highly subscribed course of the same title. Sidelinger is already the author of the book Color Manual published by Prentice-Hall Inc. and was also the artist in residence to Tina Beebe for the renowned L.A. based architectural firm of Charles Moore, Ruble, and Yudell. Stephen Sidelinger received his BFA in Design form Syracuse University and an MS in Design from The Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a Professor of Design for 14 years at the Kansas City Art Institute and for the last 20 years in the Communication Arts Department of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles California. Stephen moved from Venice California to Venice Florida in 2007.