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Contemporary art
2016
French edition
An analysis of new collaborative artistic practices interconnecting artists, designers, graphic designers, architects and researchers with different social and economic backgrounds, outside the strict boundaries of the art world.

Artists' Writings
2016
English edition
A compilation of insightful, first-hand accounts of art making, art criticism, and exhibition organizing from the early-1970s to the present.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph.

Theory
2016
French edition
A set of contributions that explore the conditions of possibility of speculative (and truly engaged) “gestures”, in the context of a widespread crisis of the modes of thinking of modernity (contributions by Didier Debaise, Donna J. Haraway, Bruno Latour, Pierre Montebello, Isabelle Stengers...).

Theory
2016
French edition
The end of the “human world” A discussion-panorama of trends in current thinking (Badiou, Meillassoux, speculative realism, Latour, Stengers, Descola, Viveiros de Castro...) in Pierre Montebello's own metaphysical perspective.

Avant-gardes
2016
French edition
Dedicated to the long-lasting ties between Mexico and France, this survey catalogue's common thread is the foundation of a Fourierist-inspired community in Jicaltepec in the 19th century. The historical event interacts throughout the volume with the works of artists questioning the notions of travel, exile, relationships and utopia.

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

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

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
The catalogue of Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi's first exhibition in France. On this occasion they created an installation using LED lights and smartphones—a new work combining the real and the virtual, the seen and the unseen. This volume also gives an overall comprehension of Manabe and Ishibashi's practice: together they merge art and technology in projects that are at the cutting edge of innovation.

Literature
2016
French edition
The complete PDF edition of the avant-garde journal Change, created by Jean Pierre Faye in 1968: 42 facsimile issues in a 8482-page file with free-text search engine.

Contemporary art
2016
French edition
Tracing the Parisian exile of Korean modernists painters Lee Ungno and Han Mook, this catalogue highlights the work and life of two artists who built an innovative work at the crossroads of Western and Eastern traditions.

Architecture
2016
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
The updated chronological compilation of Yona Friedman's plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, installations, etc., since 1945: a monumental publication which offers a complete overview of the work of one of the greatest artists-architects and urbanist theoreticians today, in its many dimensions (urban, economic, ecological, cultural, social and political).

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
First French translation of a pioneering study on Hollywood musicals.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
The great Brazilian critic Mário Pedrosa (1900-1981)'s farewell to art criticism, written to his countrymen in the manner of Montesquieu's Persian Letters.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
The aesthetic and functions of the mirror in contemporary art.

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

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

Art History
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.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Through 650 images drawn from the French National Institute for typographic research unpublished archives, this catalogue tells the untold story of a period of profound technological change, exploring the little-known world of typography design through a diverse selection of projects drawing on both an age-old craft tradition and the most radical innovation.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
The concept of time in art history.

Performing & sound arts
2016
French edition
The theatrical writings of post-anthropocentric “disfigurement” and the reinvention of expressive means of contemporary philosophy.

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

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
English edition
This volume, published in parallel to Exhibiting the Moving Image, extends the inquiry into the history, theory and practice of exhibiting artists' cinema, video, installation as well as advertising films, by focusing on the domains of performance and of the “expanded arts.”

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
English edition
The place of films and moving images in the field of contemporary art.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
English edition
Fourth and final volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on painting, sculpture, installation, and architecture.

Artists' Writings
2016
English edition
A collection of monographic texts and essays by the artist.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
For the past twenty years, Edith Dekyndt has been redefining the interdependence of the artwork and its exhibition context by relocating her work's experiments in a more extended spatiality and temporality—that of the world's ecosystem. This catalog offers a selective approach of her work on the occasion of a joint exhibition at Le Consortium and Wiels.

Avant-gardes
2016
French edition
A collective publication on Jean Genet and the arts.

Literature
2016
French edition
This volume brings together essays on the German writer W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), iconographic documents and manuscripts of the author, and a script written by Sebald for a film ever made about the life of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Performing & sound arts
2016
French edition
last available copies!
Discourses, reflections and documents on performative and choreographic arts today.

Art History
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.

Contemporary art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Major monograph on Phillip King, whose work has been essential in the revival of British sculpture in the early 1960s through experiments with abstraction, construction and color. This book gathers various texts and an interview, exhibition views, and a complete illustrated chronology over 300 pages.

Performing & sound arts
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.

Avant-gardes
2016
French edition
An introduction to the work of a pioneer in media, cinema and sport criticism in Japan, whose thinking deeply marked the counter-culture movements of the 60's.

Criticism, theory & documents
2016
French edition
A collection of interviews with artists and curators.

Theory
2016
French edition
A collection of previously unpublished texts by the French philosopher.

Literature
2016
French edition
A theoretical, literary and critical dossier dedicated to the relationship between Maurice Blanchot and Georges Bataille; Jean-Luc Nancy's La Communauté désavouée, around the notion of community in Blanchot's oeuvre.

Literature
2016
French edition
A theoretical, literary and critical dossier dedicated to the relationship between Maurice Blanchot and Georges Bataille; Jean-Luc Nancy's La Communauté désavouée, around the notion of community in Blanchot's oeuvre.

Performing & sound arts
2016
French edition
First monograph.

Avant-gardes
2015
French edition
This issue brings together four articles (by Michel Antony, Loïc Foulon, Gilles Gourbin, Jean-Claude Sosnowski), two projects (by Michel Cordillot and Patrick Samzun), and a great number of reading notes which demonstrate the significant vitality of the research on Fourier, Fourierism, and utopia.

Contemporary art
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph.

Contemporary art
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Criticism, theory & documents
2015
French edition
An investigation into the enigma of the first abstract painting by Kandinsky.

Theory
2015
French edition
The end of the “human world” A discussion-panorama of trends in current thinking (Badiou, Meillassoux, speculative realism, Latour, Stengers, Descola, Viveiros de Castro...) in Pierre Montebello's own metaphysical perspective.

Architecture
2015
French edition
Seven buildings conceived by the Rennes architecture firm.

Architecture
2015
French edition

Theory
2015
French edition
A set of contributions that explore the conditions of possibility of speculative (and truly engaged) “gestures”, in the context of a widespread crisis of the modes of thinking of modernity (contributions by Didier Debaise, Donna J. Haraway, Bruno Latour, Pierre Montebello, Isabelle Stengers...).

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