Les presses du réel – editions
 
Philippe Despoix - KBW - La bibliothèque Warburg, laboratoire de pensée intermédiale
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
The challenges of the library and the photographic collection founded by Aby Warburg in the 1920s, as a "laboratory" for collective research on the forms of transmission of images since Antiquity, and an intermedial device of knowledge. An exceptional case study, driven by the question: what was the impact of photography in Warburg's turning point in the history of art and culture?
Kitasono Katué - 1902-1978
2023
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
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Traces de guerre
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Perceptions
forthcoming
An approach of the war by its traces.
Sébastien Miravète - Bergson structuraliste - L\'aube d\'une autre anthropologie structurale et cognitive
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Drama
forthcoming
What does Bergson bring to the history of the concept of "structure" even before the advent of structuralism? Why is his approach still relevant today?
Pierre Alferi - Une pratique monstre
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
This volume examines the protean and intermedial work of Pierre Alferi (1963-), in order to account for its singularity, and to situate it within contemporary poetic and artistic practices.
Jacques Donguy - Essai sur la Poésie numérique - Ou vers un élargissement du language
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
forthcoming
Serge Lemoine - Nicolas Ionesco - « Du spirituel dans l\'art »
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first monograph of the painter Nicolas Ionesco, born in 1919 in Bucharest, active all his life in Paris, who occupied a prominent place in the art of the 1950s before being forgotten because of the direction he had taken his work: an opportunity to reconsider everything anew.
Nicolas Ballet - Shock Factory - Culture visuelle des musiques industrielles (1969-1995)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A vast study of the visual culture of industrial music during its development in Europe, the United States and Japan, from the 1970s to the 1990s, a global culture that goes beyond sound experimentation to cross different media (graphics, film, performance, video), in a close dialogue with the heritage of modernity and under the growing influence of technologies.
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Juliette Evezard - « Un Art Autre » - Le rêve de Michel Tapié
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
An analysis of the true theoretical and commercial system developed by Michel Tapié de Céleyran (1909-1987), who invented his profession of art entrepreneur by combining several activities—art critic, editor, artistic advisor, broker and collector—, contributed to the international destiny of some 200 artists (including Dubuffet, Mathieu, Pollock, Tapiès, Saura, Fontana, and De Kooning) and was at the origin of "Informal Art".
 Big Tail Elephant - Build and Resist
2023
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
forthcoming
A retrospective of the performances, photographs, installations and videos of the avant-garde collective that disrupted the Chinese cultural scene in the 1990s.
Feminine Futures 2 - Expression / Abstraction – The Membrane of Dreams – Avant-garde Expressive & Abstract Dance Through Photography & Experimental Film
2023
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.
Sophie Basch - Le Japonisme, un art français
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
A thorough investigation that renews the understanding of Japonism from the French art of the nineteenth century, avoiding the temptation of orientalist exoticism while reversing the logic of influence, with an abundant also entirely renewed iconographic corpus.
Maureen Murphy - L\'art de la décolonisation - Paris-Dakar (1950-1970)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
Taking a transnational and comparative approach, this book invites us to rethink the ways in which the arts of Africa have been perceived in France, the United States, and Senegal, from the colonial era to the present day, questioning the relationship between knowledge and power, in museums and galleries.
Enzo Mari - 25 façons de planter un clou
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Littérature et design - Visualités et visualisations du texte en régime numérique
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
forthcoming
François Aubart - L\'attitude de la Pictures Generation - Excès, passion et manipulation
2023
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.
François Hers - Opération - Nouveaux commanditaires
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The protocol and the action of the New Patrons: the radical transformation of the conditions of emergence and appropriation of the art as political act.
Les Carnets du BAL - Les temps de l\'image
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
The temporal dimension of the image.
Angles morts du numérique ubiquitaire - Un glossaire critique et amoureux
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
forthcoming
Blind spots of the ubiquitous digital—a critical and loving glossary: 138 entries to explore the unspoken aspects of new technologies, artificial intelligence and other aspects of digital.
Philippe Roy - Appuis - Essai sur la liberté
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Second reading
forthcoming
An conceptual attempt to think differently about freedom in its acts.
Jeanne Graff - Vzszhhzz
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A novel that captures the glancing intersections of a loose group of artists and lawyers, restaurateurs, philosophers, wine-makers, and boxers.
Julien Blaine - Le motier
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
The continuation by all means of an elementary poetry which develops always and still new poetic devices to restore the world.
Norbert Bugeja - Oublie qu\'elle n\'est pas là
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
A poetic journey through the anxious spaces of memory, explored here by one of the most powerful voices of Mediterranean poetry of his generation.
Ahmed Slama - Marche-frontière
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
A very personal literary narrative, with a singular writing, of a migrant's experience of wandering and borders.
Adriano Spatola - Vers une poésie totale
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
Undoubtedly one of the most important texts on the out of book poetry, both a documentary sum and a manifesto to underline the major role that the poetry and the poets have occupied and occupy in the whole of the transformations that have upset the the contemporary art field, considered by the amateurs and the researchers like a true bible.
Sara Vitacca - Michelangelismes - La réception de Michel-Ange entre mythe, image et création (1875-1914)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
An exploration of the artistic myth of Michelangelo, which questions the multiple and contradictory uses of the past and the notions of reception, filiation and tradition that are revealed.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Expérimentations fouriéristes – États-Unis, XIXe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
The diffusion and applications of Fourierist thought in the United States during the 19th century.
Dieter Schnebel - Son et corps
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – ArTeC
A collection of theoretical texts by the German composer: a valuable testimony of his research on the musical link between sound and body.
Marie Pellaton - Flore des friches urbaines
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A new and expanded edition of the reference flora, the result of 20 years of studies and floristic surveys on a multitude of urban wastelands, allowing, through 600 photographs and 800 original drawings, to recognize and name some 300 silent plants that we come across every day: a methodical herbarium of the wastelands which constitutes a true guide to biodiversity, beautiful and playful, accessible and rigorous..
N. Katherine Hayles - Parole, écriture, code
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
How the impact of code on everyday life has become comparable to that of speech and writing.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz - Reverie, Its Practice and Means of Display
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
This reference monograph, revisiting the conceptual and sensorial developments pursued by the artist since the 1970s, with a layout by graphic designer Zak Kyes under the artistic direction of Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Anna Clifford, includes a key text authored by Marie Canet.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz - Rêverie, dans la pratique et dans ses formes
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Reference monograph (also available in English edition).
591 - Spécial performance
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
Special issue of the poetry journal directed by Jean-François Bory, dedicated to performance in the broad sense, from the page to the stage.
591 - Les idiotes
2022
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Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
Special issue dedicated to the simple and spectacular actions of the group of women artists "Les idiotes" (Hélène Defilippi and Sarah Cassenti): "the most raw and naked materiality of the body, which objectifies itself in act and concretizes itself as form."
Matali Crasset - Matrices
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
Raphaël Minnesota - Patrice Kirchhofer - Un cinéma pariétal
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art
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.
(In)actualité du surréalisme (1940-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
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.
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
An erudite investigation into the enigma of Marcel Duchamp's great testamentary work Étant donnés, an installation conceived for twenty years in the greatest secrecy before being unveiled to the public a year after the death of the inventor of the readymade, which gives the viewer new keys to interpretation, by examining both what the work concludes and what it opens.
Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
Joan Mitchell - Témoignages et confidences
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A lively and intimate portrait of one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century, through a collection of unpublished interviews conducted by Guy Bloch-Champfort with artists, art historians and personalities close to Joan Mitchell, from Paul Auster to Zuka.
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