BOURNAZEL, Diane de. ~ Point du jour. Marliac (Corrèze, Limousin), 2018.
8vo (190 × 130 mm), pp.  (8 leaves), each page fully illuminated by hand, mixed media with ink, watercolour and collage. Bound by Armelle Guégant in marbled paper covered boards with manuscript onlays, matching slipcase.
A unique book, entirely hand-illuminated by the artist. Point du jour (Daybreak) sees the artist in a playful and enigmatic mood. An arborial couple are charmed by a naked flute player, while a comical pop-up bird sways between them. Figures are hurled by the elements across the skies, where planets seem to be in constant astrological motion. Deeply forested borders hide people and creatures.
The colophon reads: ‘Ce livre est unique. Je l’ai imaginé et fabriqué à Marliac durant l’hiver de l’année 2018. Armelle Guégant l’a relié avec soin’.