"Dr Manuel Bruker was publishing a book praising the great masters of the past as well as presenting living artists. I was honoured to hear that he wanted to present my work. Louis Cheronnet was asked to write the text. He was one of the critics who had followed my career with the closest attention since I had started. The illustration plates had to be representative of my work. I picked 3 different intaglio processes (drypoint, etching and engraving) and my favourite subjects : landscapes, portraits and animals..."