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Art History
 
Essays and illustrated books.
 
2019
French edition
forthcoming
An anthology.

2018
French edition
forthcoming
A critical examination of the relationship between aesthetics and politics through the iconic figure of Carla Lonzi (1931-1982), an innovative art critic and one of the founders of neo-feminism in Italy.

2018
French edition
forthcoming

2018
French edition
forthcoming
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.

2018
French edition
forthcoming
An investigation into the artistic and political issues of participatory art since the 1990s.

2018
French edition
forthcoming

2018
French edition
forthcoming

2018
French edition
forthcoming

2018
French edition
forthcoming

2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
The first publication ever dedicated to the musical works of American painter Louis Michel Eilshemius: Halfway between romantic tradition and futurist audacity, these sound pieces which prefigure the use of sampling are interpreted with virtuosity by the young pianist Imke Lichtwark in the accompanying CD. The book also includes texts by Roberto Ohrt, Sven Daigger, Stefan Banz, and by Eilshemius himself.

2018
French edition
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.

2018
French edition
The growth of thought on ornament, applied arts and architecture in the industrial age, between ornamental impulse and decorative project.

2018
French edition
“Primitivism” as a tool for analysis of post-war French society, between a modernization and decolonization movement, and possible forms of resistance.

2018
French edition
The history of capitalism of the 1960s revisited in the light of the artworks that challenged it.

2018
French edition
An in-depth and circumstantial study of the work of Franz Radziwill (1895-1983), a major and controversial representative of “magical realism” in painting.

2018
French edition
The life and work of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, who used her fortune to support the arts, sciences and literature, and whose influence on the musical and literary worlds of the twentieth century is immeasurable.

2018
French edition
A historiographical study of German art theorist, writer and activist Carl Einstein (1885-1940), that also explores several layers of the history of the early twentieth century, and proposes a critical reflection on some epistemological tropisms of today.

2018
French edition
Conférences sur l'affinité de la peinture avec le reste des beaux-arts (“Conferences on the affinity of painting with other fine arts”) shed a new light on the career of the inventor of the famous Morse code, best known at his time as one of America's most promising painters of his generation.

2017
French edition
A biographical essay on the Baroque Brazilian architect and sculptor from the 18th century, Aleijadinho.

2017
French edition
Artistic practices in New York's alternative art spaces (1969-1985).

2017
French edition
Postmodernism and gift culture: everyday objects in contemporary art since the 1960s.

2017
French edition
This study addresses the scope of the use of found objects and garbage by the Nouveaux Réalistes in the 1960s.

2017
French edition
Edgar Degas and the rediscovery of monotyping in the 19th century.

2017
French edition
The first French translation of Yve-Alain Bois' reference study on modernism

2017
French edition
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.

2017
French edition
An essay conceived as an intellectual portrait of the German writer, psychologist and art theorist Karl Philipp Moritz, whose purpose is to investigate the relationships between aesthetics, psychology and anthropology in the second half of the 18th century, and the importance of their simultaneous development for the debates about art after 1800.

2017
French edition
Rereading L'Origine du monde and the relationship between Gustave Courbet and James Whistler.

2016
French edition
A sourcebook / critical anthology of social art history.

2016
French edition
A sourcebook / critical anthology of social art history.

2016
French edition
A typology of erasure as artistic gesture throughout the twentieth century.

2016
French edition
From image to object: ten essays on English Pop Art and the New Brutalism in architecture.

2016
French edition
An examination of the relationship between Antoine Bourdelle and Alberto Giacometti, thus also exploring the more general history of heritage and artistic education under modernity.

2016
French edition
An historical and ethnographic investigation into the popular origin and environment of Cubist innovations.

2016
French edition
Ambiguity is inherent in images because visual perception is an interpretative act involving memory and imagination. Modern art has made this aspect of perception crucial to its relationship with the viewer. Images potentielles (Potential Images), the first systematic exploration of this topic, considers those works of art that rely to a great degree on imaginative response.

2015
French edition
Two leading contemporary art historians offer a subtle and profound reconsideration of the problem of time in the Renaissance.

2015
French edition
An examination of the new approach to the artistic phenomenon that emphases the role of sensitivity and centered around the figure of the spectator in the eighteenth century.

2015
French edition
The relationship between Modern art and its destruction.

2015
French edition

2015
French edition
A social history of socialist realism imagery in the former East Germany.

2015
French edition
Uses and Utopias – The Exhibition in the Pre-Revolutionary Russian Avant-Garde: an essay on the exhibition practice in Russia in the years 1910-1920, and in particular on the relationship between exhibition and public space in the projects of the historical avant-gardes.

2014
French edition
The history and posterity of François Mathey (1917-1993), a singular curator with the destiny of a romantic hero, a major figure in the promotion of contemporary art and a pioneer of artistic heritage.

2014
French edition
A history of film in contemporary art (a witty critical history of artist's films and their inscription into the broader history of art, as well as their impact on their social contexts).

2014
French edition
A collective examination of the relationship between surrealism and the “splendid nineteenth century” (André Breton), and changes that have occurred in the field of political ideas, industrial development, psychiatry, philosophy or morality, between appropriation, misappropriation and rejection.

2014
French edition
Gustave Courbet, hunting, and its contemporary representations in Germany.

2014
French edition
A historical and theoretical reflection, on the border between aesthetics and politics, on the decisive role of the images and the power and limits of representation, in the context of the last genocide of the twentieth century.

2014
French edition
A reflection on the Russian avant-garde's artistic project in the early twentieth century, and the problem of their paradoxical relationship to history.

2014
French edition
Social and political dimension of the emergence of a culture of the image carried by the amateur practice of photography in Germany at the dawn of the twentieth century.

2014
French edition
First translation into French of a series of fundamental texts by Kandinsky, published in Russia in the early twentieth century.

2014
French edition
Function of visual arts in France during the First World War.

2013
French edition
The enigma of the surrealist object, from its origins to its future, between the demystification of the artwork and the reinvention of reality.

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