2000 brushes through the ages
Bibliothèque Forney, 1, rue du Figuier, 75004, 01.42.78.14.60.
Until 6 may 2006.
Amazing exhibition in the marvelous
small Forney library: 2000 brushes tell us the choreography of
ritual cleaning at all over the world. From toothbrush to the
brush to glitter, brush surround us and are agitated around us.
Brushes of all sizes and all hairs, trades and passion, brushes with
horse, with hair, brushes of goat or hemp, plastic green fluo of our of
our urban cleaners, in straw or sisal, they use the indigenous resource
almost systematically, yesterday, and thus tell us a little about the
local geography's. Recovered by two collectors in the brilliant
eyes, Daniel Rozensztroch and Shiri Slavin, this collection offers some
pearls to us to know: the inventor of the toothbrush, William
Adis, makes his lucky find in prison, at the time where one uses
primarily ribbons of silk. Oise was the department of the brush
starting from the XIXth century. To clean the libraries, one used
coasts of baker. The brushmaker was called formerly vergetier.
Pitiless successor of the brush, the vacuum cleaner was invented in
1907 by American Murray Spengler.