Friends Association with the help of the Lace Manufactures'
museum state partners publish several leaflets presenting the exhibitions
and the events.
Les contours du vide - Dentelles et entrelacs dans le Design
(2008, 24 x 24 cm, 96 pages, francais et anglais, 25 € + frais d'envoi)
Catalogue for the "The Outlines of Emptiness : lace and interlace in design" exhibition, on the Museum from 9 July-30 November 2008.
Very beautifull bi-lingual book there will be at least two pages per item of the exhibition. Coloured pictures, taken by Philippe Hervouet. Pierre Tillet, design historian, puts his name to an in-depth article called “Vaporous Design”.
"Qu'est-ce que la dentelle ? Des fils qui se croisent pour cerner la lumière ou l'ombre, selon qu'une pièce est placée à contre-jour ou pas. Privée de ses fils, une dentelle peut devenir de papier, de résine, d'acier ou de bois. Elle fait la synthèse entre des vides et des pleins, entre la lumière et l'ombre ; elle capture les opposés et les lie structurellement."
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Contes du Velay (Tales from the Velay region), tales
which have been gathered by Victor Smith from 1869 to1876. Comments
from Marie-Louise Tenèze.
(2005, 20 x 20 cm, 243 pages, french, 23 € + postage)
A series of marvellous,
facetious, anecdotal or animal tales issued from Retournac, Chamalières-sur-Loire,
Vorey and their surrounds ; which will in turn ask us questions,
make us dream, educate us, amuse us, make us understand the men
and the deep natural heritage which we hold within us. These popular tales were gathered by Victor Smith (1826-1882) who
was one of the great collectors of popular poetry in France in the
middle of the 19th century.
His manuscripts, kept in the "Catholic Institute Library"
in Paris, were studied and annoted by Marie-Louise Tenèze,
in charge of research in the CNRS. Her precious work brings to light
the interest of such a collection, one of the last of the period
which was last to be left unpublished, for the knoledge and the
valorization of heritage that constitute popular tales.
Colloque Dentelles 2001
(2004, 20 x 20 cm, 227 pages, french, 25 € + postage)
The conference, which
took place in 2001 at the initiative of the "Promotion of Lace
in Haute-Loire Society" and which was handled by the Lace Manufactures'
Museum of Retournac gathered diverse researchers and curators from
Europe around a lace theme.
This work contains the thoughts and synthesis of unpublished works in several
sectors like preservation, museum set-up, history, new ways.
La dentelle, des manufactures aux musées
(2001, 20 x 20 cm, 192 pages, french, 19 € + postage)
This work on the exhibitions from the Lace Manufactures Museum
in Retournac "Itinéraires
d'entrelacs" and "150 ans de dentelle au Musée
in le Puy-en-Velay.
The catalogue starts with a historical approach of lace in Haute-Loire.
Collection "Regards sur une vie" (Inside look on a life)
N°1 : Marthe ALIBERT, dentellière et apponceuse
(1998, 20 x 20 cm, 108 pages, french, 13,72 € + postage)
Marthe Alibert worked as a lacemaker in her youth, then as a lace
machinist within the lace manufacture.
N°2 : Rose OUILHON, leveuse de dentelles
(2000, 20 x 20 cm, 144 pages, french, 19,05 € + postage)
Rose Ouilhon worked first as a farmer and then as one of the last
lace collector of bobbin lace in Haute-Loire.
Le petit journal de l'exposition "Paroles Discrètes"
It is a catalogue presenting the lace manufactures' museum,
its collection, and gives a brief insight of the lace history
in Haute-Loire as well as the objects which are present and their