Les presses du réel – editions
 
Kitasono Katué - 1902-1978
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
forthcoming
Monograph.
Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
(In)actualité du surréalisme (1940-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A reevaluationof Surrealism since 1940: a large-scale, groundbreaking work covering seven decades, questioning the discourses, narratives, and debates on the poetic, political, and artistic commitments of the movement, in the context of the deep social and cultural mutations of the world of the second half of the 20th century.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
591 - Spécial performance
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
forthcoming
Special issue of the poetry journal directed by Jean-François Bory, dedicated to performance.
Feminine Futures 2 - Expression / Abstraction – The Membrane of Dreams – Avant-garde Expressive & Abstract Dance Through Photography & Experimental Film
2022
Texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Eleven years after the publication of the first volume of Feminine Futures in 2011, this sequel explores the dance history of abstraction in the feminine, during the first half of the 20th century and continuations today, unfolding new research perspectives with a new body of rare or unpublished original photographs.
Madeleine Abassade - Danser l\'imprévu - Une lecture politique et sensible des Cahiers de Vaslav Nijinski
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Through a new reading of the Notebooks of Vaslav Nijinsky, who was described as "insane", and by taking them out of their reduction to a psychiatric diagnosis, Madeleine Abassade reveals the dancer's revolt against an established order of which he was the instrument and from which he sought to emancipate himself by creating his own choreographies.
Frédéric Cousinié - Paysage du paysage - Nicolas Poussin, Claude Le Lorrain, Sébastien Bourdon
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
The various dimensions of the landscape—mental, cultural and ideological, real and pictorial—in the emblematic works of Poussin, Le Lorrain, Bourdon and their contemporaries of the 17th century.
Pier Vittorio Aureli - Less is enough
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Architecture
forthcoming
A reflection on asceticism in architecture.
Marc Décimo - Étant donné Marcel Duchamp - Palimpseste d\'une œuvre
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
The fascinating story of Jack Goldstein, the beginnings of CalArts, and some of the illustrious fellows who, in the 1970s and 1980s, led the transition from conceptual art to the Pictures Generation, paints an uncompromising picture of the art world then and now.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first publication on the archive created by the Swiss writer, painter, activist and prostitute Grisélidis Réal (1929-2005) since the 1970s, containing more than 10,000 documents that trace the international mobilizations for the rights of sex workers and their struggles against exclusion and stigmatization.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
François Aubart - Excès, passion et manipulation - L\'attitude de la Pictures Generation
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A study of the relationship that Pictures Generation artists have with the control of representations, and by representations.
Bénédicte Ramade - Vers un art anthropocène - L\'art écologique américain pour prototype
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first study devoted to the American ecological art movement.
Antonio Somaini - Culture visuelle - Images, regards, dispositifs, médias
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
Éric Alliez - Duchamp avec (et contre) Lacan - Essai de mutologie queer
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Between art history, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Éric Alliez thinks afresh about the questions of eroticism and gender posed by Marcel Duchamp's "desiring machines", based on an audacious analysis of the relationship between language (from wordplay to theoretical notes in Duchamp's notebooks and writings) and plastic materiality in his work.
Horst Bredekamp - Les fenêtres de la monade - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz – Art et théâtre de la nature
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Art historian and philosopher Horst Bredekamp reveals the importance of visual analysis and the central role of images in the development of the philosophical thought of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Relying mainly on the Leibnizian concept of the monad and on the Theater of Nature and Art, elaborated by the German philosopher and scientist from 1671 until his death, Bredekamp places Leibniz as a precursor of the theory of the image.
Anthologie internationale de poésie contemporaine - 2. Brésil – Poésie intraitable
2022
bilingual edition (French / Portuguese)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
This anthology gathers some of the most emblematic authors of the Brazilian poetic modernity, in its widest amplitude and with the intractable will to reveal its incessant reinvention.
Jean-Marie Gleize - Dans le style de l\'attente
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
An exploration in thirteen chapters of the question of the name through the debris of a childhood marked by the obsession of the return.
F.J. Ossang - Génération Néant
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
Reissue of the cult punk book by the transgender artist (filmmaker, musician, poet, writer...) Ossang, written in 1980 and first published in 1993, now impossible to find.
Delphine Edy - Thomas Ostermeier - Explorer l\'autre face du réel pour recréer l\'œuvre en scène
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
How Thomas Ostermeier's productions explore the links between literature and theatrical art in order to question, through a complex realism that he reinvents, what the works have to say about the political and social reality of our present.
Walking from Scores
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
forthcoming
An anthology of text and graphic scores to be used while walking, from Fluxus to the critical works of current artists, through the tradition of experimental music and performance, gathered and presented by Elena Biserna.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Enquête de flagrance pour musique létale
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
forthcoming
Frédéric Acquaviva, as Mozart of the assize court, questions, in this only known example of judicial sound art, justice and its functioning, but especially insists on the fragile barrier which separates criminals from honest composers.
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Enzo Mari - 25 façons de planter un clou
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Raphaël Minnesota - Patrice Kirchhofer - Un cinéma pariétal
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art
forthcoming
Raphaël Minnesota retraces the career and explores the whole oeuvre of Patrice Kirchhofer (1953-2019), one of the most mysterious and mythical filmmakers of French experimental cinema.
Sara Ouhaddou - Les êtres lieux
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
forthcoming
Four contemporary artists in touch with their territories (the catalogue of the exhibition at the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris).
Dominique Pasqualini - Du biface à l\'interface - Artefacts, affects, etc.
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
From the prehistoric biface to the telephone interface, whose lightning diffusion concretizes a new anthropological threshold for humanity: a theoretical articulation of current global issues from prehistory, thought as the privileged site where to rest the questions of the technique, the language and the image, between archaeology of the media, anthropology, geology, biology and science-fiction.
Dominique Pasqualini - Dummy Airbag Test - Essais en accidentologie bio-mécanique opto-électronique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Reissue of Volume A of Dominique Pasqualini's Editome, which explores the permanent state of testing of our lives and our relationship to technology.
Pierre Tilman - Actes d\'art (1960-1980)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A journey through the years 1960-1980, following Pierre Tilman's friendships with the artists, poets, jazz musicians and creators who marked the artistic and literary landscape of the time.
Sherill Tippins - Dans le palais des rêves - La vie et l\'époque du légendaire Chelsea Hotel de New York
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
Comment devient-on créateur∙trice ?
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A book to approach differently what is taught and learned in art and design college.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
Michael Marder - La pensée végétale - Une philosophie de la vie des plantes
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
Vegetal life at the forefront of philosophical thought.
Patrick Nardin - FXMVT - Une histoire de Faux Mouvement
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
The history of the contemporary art center of Metz.
Paul-Armand Gette - Artémis & Paul-Armand Gette - 50 ans de rencontres & conversations
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
The very first major monograph of Paul-Armand Gette.
591 - L\'Humidité, une rétrospective
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
Special issue: a retrospective of L'Humidité, the most important art and experimental poetry magazine of the 1970s, created and directed by Jean-François Bory from 1970 to 1978.
Benjamin Fouché - Du concept de féérie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A text declined in the form of axioms, corollaries or proposals, like an accumulation of pictures built over the course of social movements, and with the words of others (Marcel Proust, Jonathan Crary, Nathalie Quintane, Chrysippe, Karl Marx, Marie José Mondzain, Mario Tronti, Anne Parian, etc.), in order to question the gestures that make up the narrative.
Moëz Majed - Libellule
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Through a message of love, the writer evokes the memories and places of his own childhood and expresses a pessimistic and painful thought of a Tunisia adrift, which currently offers to its youth a dark future—while hoping that the light returns.
Jean-Luc Parant - Soleil la nuit
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A long poem that questions our being in the world with a freedom that is both new and timeless, as if this word came from the origins.
Marie Gispert - Jean Cassou - Une histoire du musée
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A history of the museum of modern art, exhibitions and discourses on art and its public in the 20th century, from the trajectory of Jean Cassou (1897-1986), writer, resistance fighter, art critic, poet and chief curator of thenational museum for modern art of France from 1945 to 1965.
Julie Ramos - L\'Inde des visionnaires - Runge, Blake, Bra
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An investigation into how the discovery of "India" disrupted Western mimesis between 1800 and 1850, thereby contributing to artistic modernity.
Jan-Christopher Horak - Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
The first book to examine the life and work of the fascinating figure of Saul Bass, exploring the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries.
Augures - Laboratoire des nouvelles pratiques architecturales
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Architecture
The catalog of the exhibition at the first Biennale of Architecture and Landscape.
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