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Contemporary art
2014
French edition
Through the notion of ecology of art, Des récits ordinaires (On ordinary conversations), a project by Grégory Castéra (curator), Yaël Kreplak (linguist) and Franck Leibovici (poet and artist), attempts to vizualise the various modes of existence of artworks.

Performing & sound arts
2014
French edition
Improvisation as musical and political experimentation (essay).

Art History
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).

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
English edition
An epistemology of performance.

Theory
2014
French edition
Education and totalitarianism, in Central and Eastern Europe: a multidisciplinary reflection on totalitarianism as a political and anthropological project which, paradoxically, puts the question of education at the center of its concerns.

Performing & sound arts
2014
French edition
Designed by M/M (Paris), this book-object documents, through photographs and a text by Frédéric Boyer, the drama entitled La Faculté (The Faculty), from a text created by Christophe Honoré, directed by Eric Vigner.

Performing & sound arts
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
3rd issue of the sound arts and experimental music annual review, devoted to the question of sound space.

Avant-gardes
2014
French edition
A study of social utopias (of European origin, mainly French) in Latin America in the 19th century: a contribution to the defense of utopia as a driving force of human progress, against all forms of utilitarianism and pragmatism.

Avant-gardes
2014
French edition
In about 600 selected letters, this correspondence documents the biography, activities, career and work of the art historian Leo Rosenthal (1870-1932).

Art History
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.

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

Avant-gardes
2014
French edition
A real, potential and fictitious museum by Michel Giroud.

Architecture
2014
French edition
Also available in English edition.

Performing & sound arts
2014
English edition
An anthology that draws on recent French choreographic creation to offer a reflection on the current international state of affairs of contemporary dance, its dialogue with other art forms, dance's historical position, and its perspectives with respect to contemporary issues affecting society at large.

Performing & sound arts
2014
English edition
Texts and interviews around the work of dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy.

Architecture
2014
English edition
A manifesto for an organic architecture that provides a new reading of Patrick Berger's proposal for the Canopy of Les Halles in Paris, and of the main research and experiments undertaken by the Parisian architect during his career, by comparing architectural and biological structures.

Contemporary art
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Contemporary art
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
Dedicated to the complex, proliferative and innovative work of a major figure in the art of the second half of the XXth century, this comprehensive monograph highlights Dieter Roth's creative processes and the way he pushes them to the limit.

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
French edition
A “memorial” consisting of testimonies and interviews with friends, models, collaborators, and specialists of Robert Mapplethorpe (Pierre Apraxine, Pierre Bergé, Germano Celant, Lucinda Childs, Marcus Leatherdale, Richard Marshall, Bettina Rheims...).

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
French edition
Jean-Luc Godard and art (a return on Godard's controversial project at the Centre Pompidou in 2006).

Art History
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.

Literature
2014
French edition
A tribute to Monique Antelme (Danielle Cohen-Levinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurice Nadeau; testimonials...); Blanchot and the Jewish issues (Danielle Cohen-Levinas with Jean-Luc Nancy, Edmond Jabès, David Banon, Michael Holland, Ginette Michaud, Jacques Derrida and Maurice Blanchot); studies (Christophe Bident on Blanchot and Leiris, Pascal Gibourg, Francesco Vitale on Derrida); reading notes.

Performing & sound arts
2014
French edition
Texts and interviews around the work of dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy (available in English edition).

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
English edition
Second volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on performance and performativity.

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
English edition
An anthology: selected criticism, essays, interviews, and curatorial projects, since 1986-2012.

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
English edition
Questioning neoliberalism: a collection of Jeff Derksen's writings on art, architecture, and globalism.

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
English edition
An anthology.

Artists' Writings
2014
English edition
Other Writing.

Avant-gardes
2014
French edition
First monograph in a Western language on the subversive and radical Japanese avant-garde group Zero Jigen.

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
French edition
An epistemology of performance (also available in English edition).

Criticism, theory & documents
2014
French edition
An historical and theoretical investigation into art teaching and transmission.

Contemporary art
2014
French edition
Actions and discussions around personal skills in art and other disciplines, physical and film (performances, video), sports and burlesque.

Contemporary art
2014
French edition
Retrospective monograph of the work both conceptual and sensitive of Dadamaino (1930-2004), at the crossroads of major European postwar avant-garde movements.

Performing & sound arts
2014
French edition
Sixty years of sound and music creation on the French Riviera and beyond (with Jean Dupuy, Éliane Radigue, Arnaud Maguet, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Sun Ra, Yves Klein, Thomas Köner, Pascal Broccolichi, Lars Fredrikson, Robert Malaval, Ludovic Lignon, The Bells Angels...).

Art History
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.

Art 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.

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

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

Fabula
2014
French edition
A collection of previously unpublished or revised texts by Jean-Claude Lebensztejn (1992-2012).

Avant-gardes
2014
French edition
€185.00 €125.00
Special offer for the purchase of Charles Fourier's complete works.

Performing & sound arts
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
An overview of the relation between choreography and exhibition, through the contributions of over thirty international visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, theorists, and curators (Kenneth Anger, Jérôme Bel, Boris Charmatz, Kenneth Goldsmith, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Lacey, Alan Licht, Malcolm McLaren, Gustav Metzger, Phill Niblock, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Parsons, Claude Rutault, Catherine Wood...).

Avant-gardes
2013
French edition
A collective publication that brings together artists and researchers on the issue of the body.

Avant-gardes
2013
French edition
Issue devoted to the phalanstery and its (few) representations: a rigorous as well as singular contribution on the traditional ambiguities passing through the relationship between utopia and its image.

Contemporary art
2013
French edition
First extensive publication devoted to the French artists duo.

Criticism, theory & documents
2013
English edition
A study of the work of Olivier Mosset in 46 chapters.

Artists' Writings
2013
English edition
Richard Hawkins' first book of fiction: eight jubilatory and decadent short stories.

Architecture
2013
English edition
A manual for massive stone construction, by a pionneer in sustainable and ecological architecture.

Contemporary art
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
last available copies!
A new work based on a series of photographs made by Richard Prince when he was student in France (artist's book): a window into Prince's formative period.

Criticism, theory & documents
2013
French edition
A book to deconstruct the aesthetic regime of the image, for a new diagrammatic thinking, after Deleuze and Guattari, between art and philosophy.

Artists' Writings
2013
French edition
First French translation of the 1983 artist's fiction book by Richard Prince.

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