Francois Halard | The Book

It would be hard to beat Mayer Russ’ incredibly eloquent and elucidating introduction to the much anticipated monograph of Francois Halard. “The collected images unfold like an intoxicating reverie, a poetic meditation on the themes of memory, history, inspiration, and the elusive, ecstatic epiphany of coming face-to-face with true beauty and genius.”

Francois HalardThink less traditional book and more immersive experience. You will be beguiled by the imagery, intrigued by the words and inspired by the ride. It’s a seductive, insider look at many of the greatest tastemakers and artists of our time, filtered through Halard’s personal and poignant lens. Both evocative and elusive, you will be transported to Casa Malaparte in Capri, the dramatic house and location that have inspired so many and to which Halard waited ten years for entry.

Francois Halard

francois halard

Step inside Villa Kérylos, the legendary Greek-inspired home of archeologist Théodore Reinach on a promontory in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, where Halard’s shots summon the majesty of the ancient, the romance of the Belle Epoque and the luxury of the Rivera.

Francois Halard

Francois Halard

Small moments speak volumes from his visit to the Aix-en-Provence studio of Paul Cézanne in 2003

Francois Halard

and his shots of Roger Vivier’s Toulouse home reconsider with wit and wisdom the links between fashion and decor.

Francois Halard

Francois Halard

In Halard’s own home in Arles, we get glimpses of his vision, revealed or perhaps echoed through peeks at his books and treasured objects. His loving intermingling of past and present is all seen through a warm and hazy glow of recent polaroids.

Francois Halard

Francois Halard

More than merely a visual feast, the work of Francois Halard takes us on a journey to places of timeless majesty, winsome charm and inspiring creativity. But what makes this journey so unique is seeing it all through Halard’s living lens – it’s a volume to educate your eye.


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One Response to Francois Halard | The Book

  1. Stacey, I think it is worth mentioning that Halard’s home here in Arles looks like absolutely nothing from the outside–a blank fortress–and yet contains worlds within worlds on the inside (alas, I know only from the many photographs I have seen). It is on a busy square full of life and families running about. Somehow these two elements speak to me of his work as well.

    Yes, this is definitely on my Christmas list!

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