Gorgeous illustrations from the 1930’s issues of French Vogue
Gallica

Gorgeous illustrations from the 1930’s issues of French Vogue

In the early 1930’s, the French edition of Vogue included a column on newly published records featuring great illustrations by Swiss and French artists Herbert Libiszewski, aka Libis (1897-1985) and Raymond de Lavererie (1901-1956). Here is a small selection. Source: Gallica. November 1931 – http://c.bnf.fr/fMvMay 1930 – http://c.bnf.fr/fMHJune 1933 – http://c.bnf.fr/fMEJune 1930 – http://c.bnf.fr/fMKMay 1932 – … Continue reading

In the footsteps of the Ogooué-Congo Mission
Ethnomusicology / Europeana / Gabon / Middle-Congo

In the footsteps of the Ogooué-Congo Mission

A few months ago, I had the chance to meet the French ethnomusicologist Gilbert Rouget in his apartment in Paris. Rouget joined Paris Musée de l’Homme in 1942 as the assistant to André Schaeffner and was appointed Head of the Ethnomusicology department in 1965. His most famous work is his book “Music and Trance” (“La … Continue reading