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Avec l'Oeil du Savoir / Lalou, Frank., 1988

Identifier: CC-07507-7651

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Scope and Contents

This is among one of the first of the unique books made by the calligrapher.Wiipedia: Frank was born in Marmande Lalou in 1958. His parents settled in 1956 in the small town in south-western France after leaving Morocco because of the climate of insecurity before the independence of this country. From his early childhood he was immersed in the tranquil atmosphere of Gascony near the Garonne. In 1965, his parents in search of sun, leaving the Aquitaine to live in Nice. At the age of twelve, he discovered the beauty of Jewish culture and Hebrew letters. But the narrow-minded and old-fashioned teaching of the rabbis of the time, do not invite her to deepen their Jewish practice.Its great meeting at the age of nine with the work of Johann Sebastian Bach is crucial. His passion for this musician is the source of all his research. At twelve, he began learning the piano and teases his teachers because he wants to play as Bach. It is during this period that began his long friendship with composer and actor Didier Douet find it on the shelves in most of his productions related to theater and music.His sister Lucia, six years his elder, a great reader of Baudelaire and French poets, the keen interest in poetry, literature and by listening she organizes literary evenings in the family home. Lonely young man, he devotes his time to music, reading philosophers, Plato , Bergson , Bachelard , and writing what will be his first attempts at writing. He met his first wife at age 17 and went after bin a dream trip around the Mediterranean. Began studying philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of Nice, but lack of means, the couple settled in the Dordogne for teacher training in Education. Quickly bored by the pace too quiet school, he began writing in 1981 when he wrote short stories, poems, and began to publish in the journal Black Diamond directed by Christian Malaurie Perigueux. His first books published by publishers Dordogne are a work of archeology who served for several years reference dolmens and menhirs in Perigord and a collection of new Aleph / Alpha editions Moths. In 1984, a great change takes place in his life, June 4, he exhibited, under the pressure of caring friends artists, his first calligraphy, calligraphy gives his first happening / music Lubat Bernard presents his first score for four voices spoken sound poetry and released his first book: Sand and Mystic Lands Froidefond editions.In 1985, after a long journey in Greece, calligraphy fully the Gospel of Thomas . The sale of this book a few weeks later, more scholarship aid Creation of Regional Centre of Arts and a sabbatical miraculously offered by National Education, brand new life. He left teaching, leaving the Dordogne to return to Nice and began a career devoted entirely to calligraphy and writing.In 1986, he shows Chouraqui his latest book single, Song of Songs, with the translation of the biblical scholar. Then comes a long complicity. Two years after Frank calligraphy Lalou a collection of poems by the same author. Chouraqui to introduce the calligrapher Jean Mouttapa Editions Albin Michel, which will launch his career as an essayist.In 1989, the writer and publisher Albert Woda , gives all the keys to be accepted in this closed world of bibliophiles. Both their careers and their lives intersect in two books together and they realize they spend weeks in Greece. During these formative years, he attended as a teenager's Ark Lanza Del Vasto practice for 15 years and regularly Zen. His approach to calligraphy, even if she turned into Hebrew is strongly influenced by the arts of Japan. He continued his training today Kyodo, archery and Japanese calligraphic gestures comes in part from Chado, the art of tea. In 1990, the announcement of the impending death of his father, he returned to his Jewish sources and follow the spiritual teaching of some teachers as Zemour Rav or Rav Gronstein . He met the one he calls his brother in letters, Marc-Alain Ouaknin . Since he devotes his life to the research and interpretation of biblical texts (he wrote several books on the Song of Songs, the Psalms at Albin Michel ).His work is seen in museums, galleries and publishers interested in his approach. The National Library of France up one of his books unique in its prestigious collection of Hebrew manuscripts and a few years later a Gospel of Thomas is also acquired by the institution and will join the department of Coptic manuscripts. Some large museums are acquiring his or her calligraphy artist books: Museums Nice, Ceret, Sackner Foundation in Miami, the Picasso Museum. It publishes its books in different editors in 1994 and realizes his childhood dream, to be published by Albin Michel, in which it will be under contract for many years (see bibliography).In twenty years he made dozens of exhibitions (Museum of Decorative Arts in Bordeaux, National Library Museums of Nice) and is published as author or as a calligrapher forty books. In 1994, the birth of his daughter Leah, which he says is his own birth, influence his writing, he wrote more intimate text (Marriage erratic, the Amourier editions). In 2005, he met the one that will love life, Tina Bosi, Belgian choreographer. He joined Belgium. He divides his time between Paris, Nice and Namur. With his new wife and muse, he gives performances that combine song, dance and calligraphy, and set to music directed by Didier Douet (Dance with letters, letters of the flesh). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1988



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book + pages (perforated, handwriting, painted) (12 pages) in cover (perforated) + artist frame (metal)) ; 18.3 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm (book) + 19 x 18.3 x 3.5 cm (frame)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

living room alc

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Nice, France : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Lalou (b.c.- colophon). Nationality of creator: French. General: About 1 total copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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