livre-objet (here)

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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / descriptive sales copy
French term or phrase: livre-objet (here)
In a text advertising Parisian cobblestones for sale. Context: "Un courtier parisien en immobilier et un éditeur s’associent pour acquérir auprès de la Mairie de Paris les authentiques pavés de la place du Trocadéro, face au parvis des droits de l’Homme et à la tour Eiffel. La publication XXXX, sous la forme d’un **livre-objet** (édition limitée), signe leur volonté de rappeler l’histoire et les pierres avec lesquelles ont été bâties les symboles de nos libertés." I know that the term "livre-objet" has appeared before, but here, since the object for sale has nothing to do with a book (although one of the originators of the idea is a publisher), any ideas for an English term I could use, please?

The website that describes the product is: http://monpaveparisien.fr/
Nicky Over
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:24


Summary of answers provided
4limited edition
B D Finch
3 -2hardcover book
Philippe Lascourrèges
Summary of reference entries provided
livre-objet : some references for meaning which may inspire (or not?)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne

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hardcover book


Explanation:
Ouvrage généralement relié par un artiste qui laisse sa créativité dans l'aspect final de l'objet livre.

Philippe Lascourrèges
France
Local time: 03:24
Native speaker of: French

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disagree  Mair A-W (PhD): hardly, in this case...
20 mins

disagree  B D Finch: Not in any case, as what you describe in your explanation is not simply a "hardcover book".
13 hrs
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limited edition


Explanation:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0262034514
David Jhave Johnston - 2016 - ‎Computers
(2014) sells limited edition found objects: “Poetry no longer confined to the page, the screen, the tongue or the text, but conceived as sheer object.”

johnbrown-sculptor.co.uk/limited-edition-sculpture/
Limited Edition Sculpture in bronze and bronze resin is a mainstay of my sculpture output, particularly in my case for garden sculpture. I always limit the editions ...

www.etsy.com/listing/58571774/found-objects-pins-limited-ed...
This print is part of a series based on collections of objects found around the house. These are safety pins of various sizes, including a 1970s nappy pin!



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buyfoundobjects.com/.../justin-julius-santos-vol.-1-photographs-book-limited-editionLimited edition book from photographer Justin-Julius Santos. Explore his beautiful images. This book is numbered 1/250 and signed

www.popsugar.com › Living › Stuart Haygarth12 Oct 2007 - You'd never suspect that a mass-produced plastic water bottle that washed up on shore could ever become limited edition.

B D Finch
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Reference: livre-objet : some references for meaning which may inspire (or not?)

Reference information:
First meaning, rather literal, an actual book which has value in its context but also its form, which may or may not be "détournée".

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livre-objet

Un livre-objet est un produit complexe dans lequel interviennent à la fois des éléments d'ordre textuel et/ou typographique et des éléments d'ordre artistique1, le tout prenant l'apparence d'un objet qui se réfère au livre.
Plus qu'un simple livre, lequel, dans sa forme courante « papier », est principalement destiné à être lu et n'est conçu que par l'éditeur selon un processus industriel fixé par l'imprimeur, le livre-objet2, édité à quelques centaines d'exemplaires, peut être vu à la fois comme une œuvre d'art, un multiple, une sculpture convoquant différents matériaux dont le papier, mais aussi, en tant qu'il cristallise la vision singulière d'un auteur et d'un éditeur, comme un livre total parfois inclassable, surprenant voire déroutant.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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