This is the central site for a long-term project to research, examine, and respond to the radical collective of writers, theorists, architects, and visual artists who operated in Paris between 1829 and 1835 under the names of the Jeunes France & the Bouzingo, and through them to build a critical understanding of French Romanticist subculture through the historical lens of a continuing politically vigilant Anglophone avant-garde.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Le Gastronome

Le Gastronome was an eclectic Romanticist illustrated journal published from 1830 until around 1858, focused on the "frivolous" forms of art and entertainment (according to its masthead, "The Pleasures of Taste, Relaxation, Concerts, Balls, Theatres"). It was founded by Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix), the archivist, historian, and frenetic novelist. Its writers and editors included Théophile Gautier and Gérard de Nerval of the Jeunes-France group, the historian Henri Martin, and others. By 1852, it was edited by André Borel-d'Hautrive, brother of the Bouzingo co-founder Petrus Borel.

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