Tag Archives: Christiane Soufflet

Summer at Saint-Antoine 2016, Part II–Trois Gothiques/Three Gothic Scripts

The Abbatiale–the Abbey church. Views that never become boring. Nor does the contrast of red geraniums with the verdant pre-alpine summer. Three Gothics? Why not! Textura, Flemish Bâtarde, & Fraktur. Adjacent scripts with their associated flourishes and decoration styles, and modern … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2016, Part I–Carolingian

The sky isn’t always pure blue, but sometimes a cooler day is welcome, and grey skies only make the grass & trees look greener. This is certainly one of my favourite places to dine al fresco! We like to alternate … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2015, Part II–Celtic

Always, always the abbatiale presiding over the Community, the village, & the courses. (Françoise Sellier? Cette photo est à toi?) Now celtique–insular scripts and decoration. The styles of the Book of Kells, Lindisfarne, Saint-Gatien, Mulling, Echternach, and many others. Here we are … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014, Part I

The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water… I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part I

This year there are only two Parts to Saint-Antoine. Everyone agrees that the Salle Blanche is obligatory; and owing to the high demand for the Salle  Blanche (sometimes by teachers who only use it for an hour a day….) we … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2012, Part 2

The first of the moons of August, setting over the roofs of Saint-Antoine. Next up: Anglaise. Sometimes known as “copperplate” in the anglophone world: I did manage to solve the Canine Complication in time to arrive for the second week … Continue reading

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