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French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
forthcoming
Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut, and the primitivist paradigm.

English edition
Humboldt Books
Through a series of scientific contributions and archives, this publication recounts the extraordinary character that was Hercule Florence—an explorer, an inventor and an artist, considered one of the inventors of photography.

Nieves
A series of off-the-cuff photographs demonstrating the poetic experience of air travel (artist's book).

Sub Rosa
Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels, on May 7, 1977. Toop and Burwell's association, which ran during the seventies, was a good mixture of musical decomposition through free improvisation, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics, anthropology, and esoterism.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
“Primitivism” as a tool for analysis of post-war French society, between a modernization and decolonization movement, and possible forms of resistance.

French edition
ESAAA
The itinerary as an artistic, architectural, territorial and social experience.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Fabula
A landmark study on the psychological effects of oppression on Black Americans during the 1940s.

English edition
Nero
The unfinished works of Sergei Eisenstein are traversed by aesthetic, anthropological, and political questions. Focusing on the anthropology of rhythm that the Soviet director developed in his Mexican project, Que viva Mexico!, this book also extends its analysis to the film projects Bezhin Meadow and The Great Fergana Canal.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig, addressing the complexities of palm oil and “the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders” (Taussig) in two disparate geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
temporarily out of stock
This collaborative journey between Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and members from the Huni Kuin indigenous communities brings to the fore the concept of “ancestral futures” and extends the concerns that have been evident in Neto's oeuvre over the past 20 years: a celebration of the sensuality of being, the unity of bodies and nature, and a longing for spiritual vision.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Fabula
An ethnological study of witchcraft in West Africa, based on field research conducted in five countries between 1994 and 2000.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Postmodernism and gift culture: everyday objects in contemporary art since the 1960s.

French edition
Humboldt Books
Through a series of scientific contributions and archives, this publication recounts the extraordinary character that was Hercule Florence—an explorer, an inventor and an artist, considered one of the inventors of photography.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An essay conceived as an intellectual portrait of the German writer, psychologist and art theorist Karl Philipp Moritz, whose purpose is to investigate the relationships between aesthetics, psychology and anthropology in the second half of the 18th century, and the importance of their simultaneous development for the debates about art after 1800.

French edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographic inventory of the rural landscapes of Switzerland and France, combining original photographs and found pictures customized by the artist. An ethnological and sociological approach which culminates in a poetry of the ordinary.

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Edition Patrick Frey
Fully Fueled brings together pictures taken from 2012 to 2014 documenting the life of Emiratis through the lense of cars.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
temporarily out of stock
Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his 2016 lecture at Harvard with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
An intervened facsimile of a anthropological catalogue listing the items belonging to three collections of Mexican fabrics and weaving patterns constituted during the mid-seventies.

bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
Edition Patrick Frey
A photographic documentation from a field research on folk athletic contests in male rural Finland in the beginning of the 20th century.

bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This publication describes the making of a multiple-screen video installation made by Mario Pfeifer while living on Navarino Island, Chile. This anthropological film looks at the life of the descendants of the area's indigenous Yaghan people, and portrays a nation and community that is violently undergoing cultural and religious, social, political and economic transformation.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Outside museums, on the roadsides, a journey through the gardens and backyards of Europe and America to discover the "madmen's art": an illustrated essay on the birth and the future of Art Brut (new expanded edition).

French edition
Diaphanes – Transpositionen
temporarily out of stock
Taking the form of a dialogue between the philosopher Judith Butler and the anthropologist Athena Athanasiou, this thought-provoking book seeks to elaborate our understanding of dispossession outside of the conventional logic of possession, a hallmark of capitalism, liberalism, and humanism.

French edition
Diaphanes – Transpositionen
The new impact of corporations on both the state and the market as the new paradigm of neoliberalism.

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
Mix
An encounter between ethnology and literature.

texts in English and French
Shelter Press – Livres
This new monograph gathers 42 images documenting 3 years of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014 during the Purim holiday in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, London.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Monographies de référence
Comprehensive monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
ESAAA
Since his historical research on the line, anthropologist Tim Ingold has been working closely with laboratoire des intuitions on diagrams. This unpublished text follows a working session at the Kandinsky Library at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Sternberg Press – Audio / vidéo
Musician Kamran Sadeghi took field recordings from an anthropological research on Tierra del Fuego as a starting point to compose his digital musical score for a video installation by Mario Pfeifer.

Sub Rosa
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen.

Sub Rosa
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen (LP version mixed by Lawrence English).

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Nieves
An intimate portrait gallery of Ari Marcopoulos' brother (artist's book).

English edition
Diaphanes – Hors série
The photography book Kracauer. Photographic Archive is a collection of previously unpublished photographic material from the estate of the sociologist, philosopher, journalist and film and photograph theorist Siegfried Kracauer.

English edition
Diaphanes – Hors série
Siegfried Kracauer was a leading intellectual figure of the Weimar Republic and one of the foremost representatives of critical theory. This volume brings together for the first time all of Kracauer's essays on photography that he wrote between 1927 and 1933. It includes a foreword by Philippe Despoix, and a curriculum vitae illustrated with photographs from the Kracauer estate.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Centre de la photographie Genève
First photography book by Emmanuelle Bayart, dedicated to memorial issues in the town of Sarcelles, in a “ville nouvelle” sociocultural context.

Nieves
Artist's book.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
An epistemology of historical socialism (politics, natural sciences, humanities and religion in the early XIXth century).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Science and Pataphysics, volume I: the history of the origin myths—how science is torn from what is now defined as pseudo-science.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
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.

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.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
“Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times” is an artist's book by Michael Stevenson and Jan Verwoert which expands upon the themes of this earlier document and re-examines them more specifically in the light of our current times.

bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
last available copies!
Artist's book.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Shelter Press – Livres
First monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
MAMCO – Monographies
Yves Bélorgey's paintings and drawings, reflecting the central topic of the artist's work: a particular stage of modern architecture and the modern city, which Bélorgey sets out to rediscover, reinvent pictorially and record methodically.

Frac Franche-Comté – Collection Sound Houses
A chamber music project on LP by the Italian composer, sound artist and performer, inspired by an African divination ritual.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An essay that renews the study of Gauguin, highlighting the consistency that connects the entire production of the painter, based on his exploration of the relationship between perception, cognition and imagination, and that connects his interests in psychology, ethnology, history of religion and the natural sciences, not to mention the art of all times and all cultures.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A metis art history in New Spain: an analysis of the complex dynamics of crossbreeding between some singular artistic practices invented in New Spain in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries and the European Renaissance, in the political context of the Iberian expansion in the Americas.

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