A Children’s Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis assembles a series of drawings made by three classes of students from different schools in the vicinity of the Matisse Museum, which is situated in a rural area in the north of France. Working with Carrie Pilto, director of the Matisse Museum, artists Harrell Fletcher, Nolan Calisch, and Molly Sherman (the artist collective Public Doors & Windows) gave students an assignment to illustrate a poem related to the region’s agricultural lanscape. The completed book is the first in a series of participatory projects by Public Doors & Windows made in collaboration with the Matisse Museum.
Published on the occasion of Book Machine (Paris), part of the Centre Pompidou's Nouveau Festival (4th edition) and in partnership with the Matisse Museum, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, and Onestar press http://www.onestarpress.com
Cover art and poem by Aleth Leprêtre
Poem translated by Rebecca Cavanaugh