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English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
forthcoming
In recent years, most diverse disciplines have been stressing the importance of matter within the web of relationships of culture and nature. This publication focuses on this new material phenomena in arts in relation to the humanities and social sciences and brings together contributions by academic staff at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich as well as selected artistic work by students.

English 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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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 – Monographs and artists' books
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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 – History, Criticism and Theory
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
temporarily out of stock
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 – Monographs and artists' books
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.

Sub Rosa
More than an hour of ultra-rare documents, recorded in several places in Greenland and Canada from 1905 to 1987: The testimony of a century of Inuits recordings.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
At the heart of this book is a solo exhibition of the work of M'barek Bouhchichi in Rabat, and the artist's first attempt at directly confronting the wound of growing up black in Morocco. With contributions by an anthropologist, a filmmaker, and a writer from Africa, this volume puts recent transformations of Moroccan society into perspective. Beyond studying inequality and spatial segregation, what is at stake is the possibility of transfiguring the stigma of racism through art and research.

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
Les presses du réel – Art History
A sourcebook / critical anthology of social art history.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A sourcebook / critical anthology of social art history.

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 – Criticism, theory & documents
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.

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

French edition
Diaphanes – Transpositionen
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.

texts in English and French
Shelter Press – Books
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.

texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
If France is a land of immigration, what about its variété genre? This issue of Volume! aims at tracing the French paths of artists of foreign origin—those who integrated the legacy of chanson française, and those who left a mark on their community by singing exile. As a protean form of expression, variété is an ideal object to observe the ways in which immigrant and foreign identities have been moulded in post-1945 popular music.

English edition
Archive Books
An anthology interrogating the concept of antropofagia in Brazilian thought and its philosophical, ecological, and cosmopolitical influence.

bilingual edition (Spanish / French)
CAPC
“Ce qui ne sert pas s'oublie” (“What cannot be used is forgotten”) accompanies and extends the reach of the exhibition of the same title. Both deal with the mutating statuses of objects in relation to possible historical narratives, especially those related to colonial past and present and the layers of cultural, spiritual, and identity production that stem from them.

bilingual edition (English / German)
miscellaneous
This second edition of Ixiptla takes the form of a newspaper to broadcast the multiplicity of views and experiences connected to the complex history of the objects shown in the exhibition “Parergon” at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Reference monographs
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 / video
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).

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.

texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Works, authors and rights: music and dance in globalization.

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

English edition
miscellaneous
First issue of the biannual journal about trajectories of anthropology and archeology, initiated by Berlin-based Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
This publication investigates the historical accumulation and commodification of artefacts and the representation of the human body as seen on ethnographic photographs. New material developed out of artistic research in the Weltkulturen Labor is presented together with unpublished scientific photography. Extended conversations between internationally renowned anthropologists, art historians, curators and artists offer new connections between past and present. Foreign Exchange responds to current interest in the remediation of ethnographic collections, colonial history, historical archives, and interdisciplinary curatorial practice.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
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 – Misceallenous
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
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 – 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
An epistemology of historical socialism (politics, natural sciences, humanities and religion in the early XIXth century).

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 – Christoph Keller Editions
“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.

English edition
Peeping Tom's Digest
A mapping of the young Lebanese art scene (DVD included).

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