Brian in Paris to promote book


Brian May “Les Diableries” @ Librairie Le Monte-en-l’air, Paris, Nov 24 2014 –

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Brian May “Les Diableries” @ Librairie Le Monte-en-l’air, Paris, Nov 24 2014

Brian May @ Librairie Le Monte-en-l’air, Paris, Nov 24 2014

72, rue de Ménilmontant, Paris

“Les Diableries: Aventures Stéréoscopiques en Enfer”

Last minute meeting with QUEEN guitarist Brian May came to present a book written in collaboration with Denis Pellerin and Paula Richardson Fleming on The Diableries.

The evening began with a small presentation on screen Diableries animated version, a fun little short film with music Brian May recorded specially for this small digital animation that can give life to these pictures of the nineteenth century created in Paris in the Belleville area. Then followed by a book signing session and some discs QUEEN for fans of the English group came in large numbers tonight.

No need to say that BRIAN MAY was adorable, as usual.

This book is the result of the passionate work of three authors who have made it possible, for the first time in the 21st century, to publish in one book all of the known Diableries made in the second half of the 19th century.

Diableries were born in France in the late 1850s out of a general fascination for everything diabolical. They are tabletop clay tableaux depicting life in this underworld we call Hell and which bears a very strong resemblance to Paris.

At the time Diableries captured the interest of the public thanks to the medium of the stereoscopic cards which had been the latest trend since the early 1850s. These dioramas have several layers of meaning (satirical, political, religious) that are all revealed in the book.

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These amazing and patiently restored binocular reproductions can been seen in glorious 3-D thanks to the OWL stereoscope included in the book.

Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell
by Brian May and Denis Pellerin

Diableries cover

English edition

Diableries French cover

French edition