One of Canada's foremost design bookbinders, Pierre Ouvrard has prepared over five hundred beautiful, unique bindings over his fifty-year career. Design binding is an unusual branch of the book arts, blending craftsmanship, artistry, and literary sensitivity. In Ouvrard's hands, the book becomes a work of art as fine as any painting. This volume features over three hundred of his best creations, including the sumptuous Governor General's Literary Award collection. The introductory essays, presented in both English and French, provide a context for appreciating this versatile artist: Alfred Van Peteghem (author and rare-book dealer); Normand Biron (art critic); and Pierre Ouvrard himself.
Merrill Distad and Jeannine Green