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French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
forthcoming
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.

English edition
Centre culturel suisse Paris
This publication presents a series of some forty autobiographical drawings in pencil, ink and watercolor. The artist chose to recount his life as a children's story, flicking through fleeting memories, dramatic events, and brief anecdotes.

French edition
Diaphanes – Littérature
The first volume of Peter Kurzeck's great autobiographical and poetic chronicle in 12 volumes: the opening of a colossal literary project which portrays the city of Frankfurt and Germany in the early 1980s. A must read, often compared to Proust, Joyce, and Döblin.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
First French translation of Judy Chicago's autobiography-manifesto.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
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.

French edition
Lenka lente
The life and times of jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy, free-jazz precursor and collaborator of Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman.

French edition
L’Incroyable – Les Minis (livres)
The “Mini” series is the natural extension of the magazine L'Incroyable. Each book immerses itself in the youth of artists through an interview about their teenage years. This inaugural issue is dedicated to filmmakers couple Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita.

French edition
L’Incroyable – Les Minis (livres)
The “Mini” series is the natural extension of the magazine L'Incroyable. Each book immerses itself in the youth of artists through an interview about their teenage years. This second publication explores the paths of brothers and filmmakers Arnaud & Bertrand Dezoteux (interview by Jill Gasparina).

French edition
Centre National de la Danse – Parcours d'artistes (livres numériques)
The fictional biography of a dancer, inspired by interviews conducted by the author with dancers of all origins and age.

English edition
Tochnit Aleph
Dorothy Iannone tells her Fluxus Story in a Berlin recording from 1979.

English edition
Diaphanes – Littérature
The semi-autobiographical account of the life of a young German in the 1960s, between Germany, Israel, and The United States. First translation of philosopher Reiner Schürmann's only literary work, originally published in French in 1976.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Lenka lente
Influential musician Andrew Liles releases a dark and fantastic literary work relating to childhood and sufferings, illustrated with six images and a sound piece.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The critical edition of Hans Hartung's autobiographical writings.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The critical edition of Hans Hartung's autobiographical writings.

French edition
L’Incroyable
L'Incroyable is a monographic magazine dedicated to an artist's teenage years and his cultural background. This second issue focuses on Jim Shaw's Californian youth between the late 1950s and the beginning of the 1970s.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
Novelist, essayist and philosopher Michel Surya looks back on his past as an unwanted child and delivers powerful thoughts on hatred, death, and the will to live.

French edition
JRP|Ringier – Coéditions Maison Rouge
French artist Jean Dubuffet and French art historian Hubert Damisch shared a long friendship between 1961—the year Damisch published his first essay on Dubuffet—and 1985—when the latter died. Entrée en matière gathers together all the texts written by Damisch on Dubuffet as well as a selection of their correspondence.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
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.

French edition
Mix
The Florentine mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo, who was busy producing a series of frescoes for the choir of the San Lorenzo basilica in Florence, holds from 1554 to 1556 a strikingly remarkable diary.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax (poche)
An A–Z Memoir about art publishing.

English edition
Bruno
An unconventional autobiography based on the American artist's sales catalogue of personal belongings on eBay.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Corvo Records
Alessandra Eramo (Ezramo) talks about growing up in Tarano, a city shaped by Catholicism and superstition, by industrial pollution and the ancient tradition of mussel farming. Includes link to the audio files of the sound installation Se Dio Vuole.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
An investigation into the enigma of the first abstract painting by Kandinsky.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
A novel on German artist and writer Unica Zurn, a close friend of the surrealist movement and Hans Bellmer's lover.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
A reference book, the first in French dedicated to the work of Pino Pascali, a central figure of Arte Povera and art of the 1960s.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
The last volume of the journal of political activist Jann-Marc Rouillan after his prison release.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
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.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
A fictional portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
Large format album showcasing the autobiographical and reflective poetry of Sylvain Courtoux. These hybrid texts featuring visual collages and typographic experiments are accompanied by a recording of noise music entitled Dead By A Thousand Sources.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
Richard Hawkins' first book of fiction: eight jubilatory and decadent short stories.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Le laps
Part essay, part autobiography, the first book by Japanese filmmaker Daïchi Saïto offers a reflection on the artist's life, career and practice. With a foreword by André Habib, professor of film studies at the University of Montreal and a specialist in experimental cinema.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Raoul Hausmann's autobiographical novel.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
Political activist Jann-Marc Rouillan chronicles his life on parole after 25 years in prison. With illustrations by Marie-Claire Cordat.

French edition
Diaphanes – Littérature
Alternately compared to Joyce, Proust, and Döblin, German writer Peter Kurzeck is nonetheless underestimated. Dedicated to Kurzeck's childhood, this autobiographical publication restores the seductive magic of Frankfurt in the late 1950s, through a reflection on the poetic force of memory. The original narrative was released in 2007 as a German audio-book.

French edition
Diaphanes – Littérature
Autobiography of Hungarian stage director and playwright George Tabori: a collection of memories oscillating between pathos and drama, delivering a lucid picture of the rise of Nazism.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
An apocryphal autobiography of Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The legendary life of Maurizio Cattelan: a fictional biography of which the artist himself is the biographer.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The legendary life of Maurizio Cattelan: a fictional biography of which the artist himself is the biographer.

French edition
Lenka lente
A novella.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Artist's book based on surrealist artist and dancer Hélène Vanel's manuscript.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A biographical approach to Gerhard Richter's work.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A biographical approach to Gerhard Richter's work.

French edition
Diaphanes – Littérature
Painter Gerhard Richter and filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge composed a collection of 39 stories in connection with the history of the 20th century and the month of December, illustrated with 39 photographs.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
This notebook recounts Jann-Marc Rouillan's first months outside of jail. The political activist and former member of Action directe shares his encounters with the people of Marseille and his thoughts on today's society. With illustrations by Marie-Claire Cordat.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A litterary tribute to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet by the director, screenwriter and writer Vincent Nordon.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A litterary tribute to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet by the director, screenwriter and writer Vincent Nordon.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
A short story edited by Rita McBride.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
Jérôme Bertin's autobiographical novel tells a dissolute youth in the margins of society, from addictions and violence to psychiatric stays. With still the fierce desire to write.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
An autobiographical tale in which the author tells the story of his addiction to a powerful sleeping pill.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
temporarily out of stock
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.

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