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Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
The encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.

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

Art History
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.

Contemporary art
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
This catalogue presents an unpublished series of work by Tomoko Yoneda: the Japanese photographer has followed in the footsteps of Albert Camus, through Algeria and France, carrying on her reflection on the memory of places by way of her sensitive and poetic photographs. It is a subtle evocation of the youth of the author of “The Stranger.”

Avant-gardes
2018
French edition
A collective reflection on the historical stakes of French avant-garde movement Lettrism.

Literature
2018
French edition
Julien Blaine's new collection of poetic, visual and typographic experiments.

Art History
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.

Artists' Writings
2018
English edition
Known for his extravagant neo-surrealist paintings, the Dutchman emigrated to New York Peter Schuyff is also a guitarist and singer. Illustrated with drawings by Eliane Gerrits, this book brings together the lyrics of the folk and psychedelic songs of the band The Woodwards, which he forms with the English singer Stevie Guy.

Contemporary art
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
The first study dedicated to Fabio Mauri's performative work.

Performing & sound arts
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.

Avant-gardes
2018
French edition
A history of poetry-performance in Paris, from the post-war period to May 68.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.

Art History
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.

Fabula
2018
French edition
A landmark study on the psychological effects of oppression on Black Americans during the 1940s.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
English edition
A critical perspective on Guyton's work.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
English edition
Comparative Studies of Neo-Avant-Gardes in a Bipolar World.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
English edition
This book, the first major publication in English devoted to the Korean critic and art historian Lee Yil (1932-1997), is a collection of texts on aesthetics, theory and history of art by the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome. It also brings together essays and monographic prefaces that gave wide coverage to artists who had been active from the end of the Korean war up until the mid-1990s.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
Crossing perspectives on performance acts within the discursive space of contemporary art.

Literature
2018
French edition
A thriller novel set in a dystopian Europe where a medicine against depression radically changes people's behavior…

Literature
2018
French edition
Collection of poems.

Art History
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.

Fabula
2018
French edition
A reflection on history and the historical document, based on the chronicles of a village written in the 19th century by a Walloon worker.

Avant-gardes
2018
French edition
This collection of texts offers a philosophical and textual analysis of the work of butō dance creator, Hijikata Tatsumi. The author, the philosopher and translator Uno Kuniichi, gives a deterritorializing reading of the Japanese dancer and choreographer, linking him to figures like Genet or Artaud, while restoring his own specificity.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
The first French translation of the landmark work by media theorist Friedrich Kittler.

Criticism, theory & documents
2018
French edition
An introduction to media theory.

Literature
2018
French edition
Special feature “Blanchot and the narrative”; a study on Blanchot and photography; Jean-Luc Nancy; Philippe Jaccottet; a poem by the late Michel Butor…

Literature
2018
French edition
First French translation of this much noted collection by the London-based writer and performer.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Five articles (by René Schérer, Bernard Desmars et Daniel Chérouvrier, Nathalie Brémand, Hélène Guérin, Jérôme Duwa), an unpublished document (a letter from Fourier written in 1834) and a great number of reading notes which demonstrate the significant vitality of the research on Fourier, Fourierism, and utopia.

Avant-gardes
2017
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
In her brilliant essay, Helen Molesworth pinpoints the significance of the return of the handmade in Duchamp's artistic oeuvre of his later years and, at the same time, and for the very first time, makes this fundamental paradigmatic change the focal point of academic debate.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Exhibition catalogue dedicated to the meeting of two of the most innovative fashion designers in Japan, Keisuke Kanda and Kunihiko Morinaga.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
French translation of the Tulane Drama Review's 1965 issue on the happening (with John Cage, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, George Maciunas, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, La Monte Young…).

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
The essays gathered in this volume explore interactivity in art, in a historical and interdisciplinary perspective.

Fabula
2017
French edition
An ethnological study of witchcraft in West Africa, based on field research conducted in five countries between 1994 and 2000.

Contemporary art
2017
English edition
Focusing on several major collaborative performance-videos by a figure of the British Black Art movement, this illustrated monograph includes a series of essays which interpret Boyce's interdisciplinary practice in the light of art history, and analyse her interest in black feminism, cultural studies, film studies, art history and critical theory.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph, documenting 21 installations conceived by Haegue Yang during the past decade.

Architecture
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue of the first Orleans Biennale of Architecture: introduced by a series of texts on Guy Rottier, Demas Nwoko and Patrick Bouchain, the publication offers an intersecting vision from over forty contemporary architects working on building a shared world. The concluding part presents a mapping of the research in architecture.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
The book of the 14th edition of the international exhibition, curated by Emma Lavigne, with more than 50 artists.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First retrospective catalogue devoted to Dutch painter Peter Schuyff, a prominent member of the Neo-Geo movement, Has Been presents a selection of works produced between 1981 and 1991 in New York. The publication reveals the many paths taken by the artist and exposes the myriad forms which pictorial abstraction can take. Two critical essays, historical reviews, as well as a text written by Peter Schuyff in 1991, shed light on the artist's work of this period and on the complexity of its referential relationships.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Analyzing the theoretical and aesthetic thought of the founder of Lettrism in the intellectual context of the post-war and up to 1968.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
An introductory examination of asylum art before the theorization of art brut, followed by a new critical edition of French alienist Marcel Réja's study on the “madmen's art”.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
A study on the relationship between literature and madness from the 18th century until now.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
The aesthetics of Gilles Deleuze.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of theoretical texts by the German composer: a valuable testimony of his research on the musical link between sound and body.

Theory
2017
French edition
A pluralistic approach to nature (after Alfred North Whitehead).

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