The Color of Love
An Artist's Book of Poetry and Passion
- Publication Date: December 1, 2006
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄4 x 13 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-0-8109-3029-2
- Page Count: 96
"Marielle Bancou's hand-painted books are works of art that are also physically irresistible—when you see them, you need to touch them."
–House & Garden
What began as an exquisite, handmade work of art is now a lavish gift for lovers everywhere. First created a decade ago in an extremely limited, silk-screened edition by renowned bookmaker Marielle Bancou, The Color of Love is one of the most accessible and wide-ranging collections of writings on love ever assembled. On glorious, hand-lettered pages —each a work of art in itself —it brings together beloved haiku, sonnets, and odes, as well as many unexpected gems by a stellar lineup of luminaries: from Wang Wei to Solomon, Sophocles to John Donne, Rumi to Shakespeare, James Joyce to Cole Porter.
250 numbered copies, unbound folios in a Lucite case (as was the original), each with a piece of art signed by Bancou.
About the author
Marielle Bancou is renowned internationally for her handcrafted books of poetry and prose. She has been a professor of French literature, a textile designer, a magazine editor, a writer, and head of the Color Association of America, and now lives and works in New York City and Paris.