Simon Pleasance

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Simon Pleasance (born 1944) is an Anglo-French art translator and writer. He was educated at St. Edward’s School, then Keble College., Oxford. He is a longtime resident of southern Languedoc, France, and President of the environmental watchdog Observatoire des Paysages Audois.[1] He has previously taught at the Istituto Britannico, Florence, 1966–1967 and worked with Fay Stender’s [RIP] Prison Law Project, Oakland, California, 1971–1973

Publications[edit]

Original work[edit]

  • Pleasance, Simon, et al. The Grimani Breviary: Reproduced from the Illuminated Manuscript Belonging to the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice. Translated from the Italian Breviario Grimani by Linda Packer. . Delray Beach, Fla: Levenger Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-929154-29-6
  • Pleasance, Simon, and Fronza Woods., eds. Portraits of Love: Great Romances of the 20th Century. New York: Filipacchi Pub, 2002.Originally published in France by Editions Filipacchi, Société Sonodip, Paris Match. ISBN 978-2-85018-724-7
  • Pleasance, Simon. Marc, Macke Und Delaunay The Beauty of a Fragile World (1910–1914) ; [on the Occasion of the Exhibition Marc, Macke and Delaunay - the Beauty of a Fragile World (1910–1914), Sprengel-Museum Hannover, 29. March - 19. July 2009]. Hannover: Sprengel-Museum, 2009. ISBN 978-3-89169-209-7
  • Pleasance, Simon, and Fronza Woods. Charming hotels around the world. Elle decor guide. New York, N.Y.: Filipacchi Pub, 2003. ISBN 978-2-85018-629-5
  • Pleasance, Simon. Claude Lévêque, Herr monde: exposition, [Thiers, le Creux de l'Enfer], 11 juin-17 septembre 2000. Thiers (Vallée des Usines, 63300): le Creux de l'Enfer, 2000.

Numerous art and other publications include studies on Christian Boltanski,[2] Sophie Calle,[3] Jeff Koons,[4] Annette Messager,[5] Claude Monet,[6] François Morellet,[7] Aurélie Nemours,[8] Fernando Pessoa,[9] Erik Satie,[10] and Jean Tinguely;[11] scores of catalogues from Alberti and Albers via Calder, Cocteau, Duchamp, Giacometti, the GRAV, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Miró, Smithson and Soutine to Wéry and Wines; collaborations with leading art critics and historians; and most recently major monographs on Futurism [12] (Rome, Paris, London), and Leonardo da Vinci [13](Chât. Clos Lucé, Amboise).

Translations[edit]

  • France. Ministère de l'agriculture et de la pêche. La forêt et les industries du bois 2006: données disponibles au 1er septembre 2005.: Forests and the wood and timber industries 2006 : data available as of 1 February 2005 Paris: SCEES, 2006. French text and English translation by Simon Pleasance ISBN 978-2-11-095957-7 (also earlier years,l 2000)
  • Guy Tosatto. Jörg Sasse: tableaux & esquisses ; [l'Exposition "Jörg Sasse, Tableaux & Esquisses" est présentée au Musée de Grenoble du 20 novembre 2004 au 24 janvier 2005]. München: Schirmer/Mosel, 2004. Text in French, English (transl. Simon Pleasance and Fronza Woods), and German (transl. Matthias Wolf) ISBN 978-3-8296-0172-6
  • Stéphane Calais: boxe thaï. Orléans: HYX, 2002. French text, and English translation by Simon Pleasance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Registered as a non-profit association in Journel Officiel de la République Française, Lois et Décret, 22 November 2008
  2. ^ Christian Boltanski’s Artist’s Books, Editions 591, July 2008
  3. ^ M’as-tu-vu, Musée national d’art modern-Centre Georges Pompidou, 2003-4
  4. ^ Jeff Koons Versailles, Baral, Paris, 2008
  5. ^ Annette Messager, Les Messagers, Mnam-Centre Geortges Pompisou, 2007
  6. ^ Monet’s Garden in Giverny: Inventing the Landscape, Giverny, Milan, 2008
  7. ^ François Morellet, Serge Lemoine, Waser, Zurich, 1986
  8. ^ Aurélie Nemours, Serge Lemoine, Waser, Zurich, 1989
  9. ^ Fernando Pessoa, Hazan, Paris, 1997
  10. ^ Erik Satie, Hazan, Paris 1997
  11. ^ Jean Tinguely: Le Cyclop, Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, 2007
  12. ^ Futurism, Five Continents, Milan, 2009
  13. ^ Leonardo da Vinci & France, Carlo Pedretti, Château du Clos Lucé,/Campi Bisenzio, Italy, 2009-2010