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Contemporary art
2017
French edition
Publication documenting an interactive installation by Samuel Bianchini commissioned by the Maison du geste et de l'image in Paris as part of the “New Patrons” program.

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

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

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
Drawing on examples from France and the United States, this publication offers a multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society (adaptated from a French publication on the New Patrons's activities, updated with contributions from the Anglo-American intellectual scene).

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Reference monograph dedicated to the pioneer of digital poetry in France, including documentation illustrating recent projects as well as all theoretical texts on digital poetry written by Donguy from 1984 to 2015.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Reference monograph dedicated to the pioneer of digital poetry in France, including documentation illustrating recent projects as well as all theoretical texts on digital poetry written by Donguy from 1984 to 2015.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of essays exploring the current contemporary art scene through the analysis of the works of ten artistic figures of the present days.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
An history of assemblage art in California from 1950 to 1970.

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
New expanded edition of a major text by the American choreographer-dancer.

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

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

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

Art History
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.

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

Theory
2017
French edition
Common sense: a philosophical investigation (after Alfred North Whitehead).

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
This historical essay assesses the impact of Dadaist ballet Relâches on the French artistic community by restoring the historical context that has transformed the collaboration of Picabia, Satie and Börlin into a unique event in the history of dance and performance.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
An interdisciplinary reflection on the new figures of subjectivity in the digital age.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First retrospective monograph dedicated to the “agency” created in 1984 by Jean-François Brun, Dominique Pasqualini and Philippe Thomas: an immersion into the collective's history through numerous press archives and exhibition views. The publication also includes an unpublished interview with Brun and Pasqualini, and a glossary.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Third publication in the framework of the “Transphère” Exhibition cycle, this catalogue documents a work by Rei Naito, a Japanese artist who has built an international reputation with her minimalist and conceptual creations. The installation Émotions de croire (The emotion of belief) is a moving reflection on the atomic bomb, and a place of mourning and hope.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
First monograph dedicated to guitarist and singer Keiji Haino—the cursed angel of the Japanese underground rock scene, with a previously unpublished CD (Haino solo & Fushitsusha).

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
A critical analysis of Hijikata Tatsumi's Butoh dance.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
Different perspectives (art history, philosophy, photography, film, architecture, history of science...) on the heterogeneous forms the discourse of pictures can take (an anthology).

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A biographical essay which explores the origins and influences of Charlemagne Palestine, as well as themes related to his life and artistic practice—spirituality, music, performance, avant-gardism—together with an acute analysis of his main works. The study is followed by an interview with the artist, which provides a clever balance between personal anecdotes and reflection.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
The avant-garde of the 1990s.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
Luc Ferrari's writings, most of them previously unpublished.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
Three textual pieces on Kafka, Sade, and Lautréamont, inspired by the author's dreams and nocturnal readings.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
24 unpublished letters by Gustave Courbet.

Contemporary art
2017
French edition
Documentation around 17 commissioned artworks set in middle schools, as part of the Percent for Art Program established in the French Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.

Avant-gardes
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
temporarily out of stock
Reference catalogue that examines the notion of Art Brut in a time of new technologies. The first section of the volume features a selection of essays by specialists; the second and richly illustrated section introduces the works of 28 iconic or emerging artists.

Avant-gardes
2016
French edition
First volume of a special issue devoted to the rediscovery of Charles Fourier's oeuvre by the Surrealists. This volume focuses on the pioneer works of philosopher Simone Debout, including early and recent works, and an unpublished correspondence with André Breton. The issue also features an introduction by Florent Perrier & Gérard Roche, and texts and essays by Charles Fourier, Philippe Audoin, André Breton, Michel Butor, Roger Garaudy, Annie Le Brun, Robert Pagès, Octavio Paz, Raymond Queneau and Alejandra Riera.

Avant-gardes
2016
French edition
Outside museums, on the roadsides, a journey through the gardens and backyards of Europe and America to discover the "madmen's art": an illustrated essay on the birth and the future of Art Brut (new expanded edition).

Artists' Writings
2016
French edition
The critical edition of Hans Hartung's autobiographical writings.

Artists' Writings
2016
French edition
The critical edition of Hans Hartung's autobiographical writings.

Contemporary art
2016
French edition
An analysis of the work of an unheralded artist both profound and captivating written by his friend, artist and curator Stefan Banz.

Performing & sound arts
2016
French edition
The history of the emergence and appropriation of the score in extra-musical domains (theater, dance, performance).

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
English edition
Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.

Performing & sound arts
2016
English edition
The two dancers and choreographers share and compare ideas and references that underpin their respective work.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
Crossing perspectives on living among screens.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
The AICA France Art Criticism Prize: a retrospective catalogue (2013-2015)

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.

Literature
2016
French edition
45 chapters of 45 sentences at 45 years.

Performing & sound arts
2016
English edition
Organised in 8 “episodes,” Brandon LaBelle's reference monograph guides us through a number of his installation works and scripts from 2003 to 2014, raising questions of space and community, and further, to the direction of the social and its political potential. Three essays and an interview, as well as the recording on CD of a recent live performance, complete the book.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue of a project designed for Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris as part of the “Transphere” Exhibition cycle. Atelier Bow-Wow and Didier Fiuza Faustino have long explored the issue of the habitat, inventing innovative and often provocative “machinery / habitats”. Here they have come together to create a “magical environment”.

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