The Musée de l’Elysée : 30 years of photography

After its 30th anniversary, the Musée de l’Elysée teamed up with the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) to conceive a unique book, designed by Alice Franchetti. Carte blanche was given to two recent graduates of the Photography department, Maxime Guyon and Jacques-Aurélien Brun, to share their vision of what goes on behind the scenes at the museum, from the public to the archives. The book focuses on a selection of 30 iconic photographs from the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections, giving a glimpse of their wealth and variety.

Various texts ponctuate the book: an introduction by Museum’s Director Tatyana Franck entitled "A XXIst century museum for photography", a text by Daniel Girardin, curator in chief, who looks back at "30 years for photography » and then a focus by each of the consecutive directors Charles-Henri Favrod on the museum dedicated to photography, William A. Ewing on the museum as a lab and Sam Stourdzé on the museum as a thriving place.

The Musée de l’Elysée : 30 years of photography

Published by the Musée de l’Elysée, November 2016
20,8 x 28 cm, hardcover, 164 pages, 77 color images
Trilingual French - English - German

Price CHF 39 / € 39
ISBN 978-2-88350-113-3

OLF/Heidiffusion (Switzerland)
Pollen diffusion (France, Québec, Bénelux)
IdeaBooks (international)


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