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Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui, 342




Person cited Henri de Régnier
Drawings by Manuel Luque de Soria, dit Luque
Text by Pierre et Paul


The collection of Les Hommes D'Aujourd'hui was founded in September 1878 by André Gill and Félicien Champsaur. The journal was first published by Cinqualbre (until 1883), then by Léon Vanier after two years of interruption. The last publication appeared in 1899. André Breton posessed 27 numbers of the collection.

The revue was originally inspired by the successful journal, Le Bulletin de vote, published in collaboration with the journalist Maxime Rude which was a collection of illustrated biographies, promoting the republican candidats in the legislative elections of October 1877. The collection of Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui strays from militant politics; each number (containing 4 pages) is devoted to a different contemporary figure belonging to the world of arts, literature or science. A colorful portrait of the spotlight celebrity is on each cover, followed by three pages of text, sometimes satirical. These texts are playful, written in jest, and are composed of contemporaneous and fantastic elements.

When Léon Vanier took over the publication in 1885, he would finalize the element of caracature for the series (André Gill and Henri Demare were the consecutive authors of the first portraits). Among the graphic artists that would join, would be Luque, alias Manuel Luque de Soria, who would sign the portrait of the writer and poet close to symbolism, Henri-François-Joseph de Régnier.

Bibliographical materialBreton Collection Sole, lot 1107. Paris, Librarie Vanier, no date, In-4°, soft cover.
ISSNL 1147-677X
Date of publication 1878
Publicationfirst publication
PublisherLibrairie Vanier, Paris
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 1107
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CategoriesBooks, Catalogs, Journals, Journals
SetJournaux et revues, [Journal] Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui
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