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French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
forthcoming

French edition
Centre National de la Danse – Artists' Courses (ebooks)
The fictional biography of a dancer, inspired by interviews conducted by the author with dancers of all origins and age.

French edition
L’Incroyable – Mini (books)
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 – Mini (books)
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).

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

English edition
Diaphanes – Literature
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 – 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
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
JRP|Ringier – Lectures 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 – 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.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
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 – 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
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
An investigation into the enigma of the first abstract painting by Kandinsky.

French edition
Lenka lente
last available copies!
A text by André Salmon on French anarchist Léon Léhautier, accompanied by a mini-CD containing a piece by Nurse With Wound, Close to You.

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.

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
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
Dingdingdong
The Dingdingdong Manifesto / Institute for the coproduction of knowledge about Huntington's Disease.

French edition
Lenka lente
A novella.

French edition
Diaphanes – Literature
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 – Literature
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.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book based on surrealist artist and dancer Hélène Vanel's manuscript.

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.

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
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
A new approach to the history of Fourierism and societary movement, based on the project of a biographical dictionary of Fourierism.

French edition
Diaphanes – Literature
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.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Christoph Keller Editions
A short story edited by Rita McBride.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
A-Z of fictional artists.

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.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Marcel Duchamp met Lydie Sarazin-Levassor at the end of March 1927. On 7 June, they were married. Francis Picabia acted as a witness and the ceremony was filmed by Man Ray. On 25 January 1928, they divorced. Lydie Sarazin-Levassor tells the story of their marriage.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
An impersonal autobiography (artist's book).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The first biography of Robert Filliou.

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Pavlos comes back on its arrival to Paris in the 50's, on his meeting with Pierre Restany and the Nouveaux Réalistes...

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
An essay on Paul Tisseyre Ananké, the military officer in saharian French colonies and writer, which proposes a linguistic and biographic approach, accompanying the reedition of Ananké's book, denouncing the horrors of the French colonisation in Africa.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
An essential work covering the activities of the 19th century French theoretician of anarchy, federalism, perpetual education and the mutual principle.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
€26.00 €15.00
First French translation of the Kusama's psychedelic novel.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The Confessions, written in six weeks in a prison cell, recounts the political life of a social thinker.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The actionnist's autobiography.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
This biography of Hermann Hesse by his friend Hugo Ball is one of the best exposés of his spiritual journeys, and also an approach of Ball's own fundamental themes

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
The journal of one of the first women artists of the history of painting.

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