This book presents a sensual ode to the heart, passion and love. From Sei-Shonagon to Sophocles, John Donne to Dante, Carson McCullers to EE Cummings, Bancou weaves together writings from around the world and throughout the ages, subtly revealing the universal urgings of love through profound texts. Bancou hand-calligraphs in gold ink her written selections onto fields of rich, vibrant, shimmering colour.
An avid painter and prolific bookmaker, Marielle Bancou has had a multi-faceted career. She has been a professor of French, a textile designer, magazine editor, writer and head of the Color Association of America. Renowned internationally for her hand-crafted books of poetry and prose, she now lives and works in New York City and Paris.