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English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Finnish media theorist discusses slow violence & environmental crisis through the prism of art, design, and technological practices.

English edition
Errant Bodies – Anthologies
This publication is the first outcome of an ongoing series of seminars at the Bergen University of Fine Arts, developping critical and creative perspectives on invisible practices. These essays and works seek to investigate the operations of visibility by highlighting the unseen, the camouflaged, the immaterial and the erased as particular aesthetic strategies, and to reflect on the possible outcomes of such strategies on the socio-political realm.

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

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
An impressive collection of essays offering a critical examination of representations of vision in motion—from early illustrations of plants to the avant-gardes, from gesture to cinema, from decapitation to dance, from David Hume to Bergson and Deleuze.

English edition
Diaphanes – Bilder-Diskurs
This publication offers new insights into the broad and differentiated spectrum of functions images could assume in political contexts in those areas dominated by the Portuguese in early modern times. How were objects and artifacts staged and handled to generate new layers of meaning and visualize political ideas and concepts? And what were the respective reasons, means, and effects of the visualization of Portuguese power and politics?

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An historical and ethnographic investigation into the popular origin and environment of Cubist innovations.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Crossing perspectives on living among screens.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The concept of time in art history.

French edition
MAMCO – Historical essays & contemporary archives
The Futures of Screen: an aesthetic and technical analysis.

English edition
Diaphanes – Think Art
Renowned French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman conducts a careful analysis of Cube—Giacometti's only abstract sculptural work.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A social history of socialist realism imagery in the former East Germany.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The return of the anthropological question has completely redesigned the issues of representation. A state of play.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A unique multidisciplinary approach to Visual Studies.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Function of visual arts in France during the First World War.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
An innovative analysis of our relationship to the image.

French edition
MAMCO – Historical essays & contemporary archives
Seven essays about Marcel Duchamp's work.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
The frontispiece of Hobbes' Leviathan, Marat at his last breath by David, "Your country needs you", Guernica by Picasso: four essays on political iconography.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Forty years of Anglo-American feminist theory in art history (an anthology of reference texts by Laura Cottingham, Gen Doy, Lisa E. Farrington, Lisa Gail Collins, Judith Halberstam, Amelia Jones, Lucy R. Lippard, Linda Nochlin, Rozsika Parker, Griselda Pollock, Abigail Solomon-Godeau).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An exploration of the relationship between artistic creation and industrial production, between the artist and his material.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Thirteen texts (including an unpublished essay by Georges Didi-Huberman) to think art and history together, from the tools developed by the theorist of the future of images.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
An anthology of texts by philosophers, theoricians and art historians (H. Belting, H. Bredekamp, G. Didi-Huberman, J.-L. Nancy, W.J.T. Mitchell...) around the specific logic of the image and the transformation of the contemporary visual field.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
This brilliant work studies the notion of modernity as it's been defined at the end of the XIXth century, especially through the analyse of the links between the visual culture and several main social debates of the time such as sexuallity, urban crowd, riots and social control mechanisms, the Republic and the Church, nationalism and militarism.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A thoroughly investigation of the social role of art articulated by the French left during the July Monarchy and Second Republic.