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Toilet Paper - ToiletAlex PaperPrager
2024
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Toilet Paper
Damiani - Toilet Paper
ToiletAlex PaperPrager is the new edition of Toilet Paper magazine, born from a collaboration with american artist Alex Prager: a vibrant dialogue between visionary minds, where the ironic style of Toilet Paper meets the dark humor of Alex Prager, a parade of familiar yet strange images, suggesting a timeless world placed somewhere between dream and reality.
Gilles Perraudin - Les jours sont ronds
2024
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
The story/manifesto of an architect's life: a re-reading of Gilles Perraudin's career by himself, enabling us to retrace the path of a thought in perpetual motion.
Strange Design
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
A history of critical design in four episodes: the Italian radical design of the late 1970s; the Dutch conceptual design of the 1990s; the English critical design of the 2000s, and the contemporary scene (with contributions by Bless, Didier Faustino, Alessandro Mendini, Gianni Pettena…).
Anne-Marie Minella - Les artistes et le textile
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An overview of the use of textile in contemporary visual arts around the world.
Sophie Orlando - La Part affective
2024
French edition
Paraguay Press - Essays
A chronicle of the recent transformations of art schools, from the point of view of a teacher, at a time when these spaces are both threatened by increasingly fragile and uncertain public policy management, and at the same time more than ever spaces where the word opens up, practices change and art finds itself in direct contact with the most avant-garde movements in society.
Chantal Guillaume - Fourier ou l\'utopie en réel
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Charles Fourier or utopia as reality.
Michel Guérin - Aménager l\'espace, orner les lieux
2024
French edition
Athom
Three texts by Michel Guérin on the notions of ornament and decoration, at the crossroads of theological, anthropological, aesthetic and philosophical considerations.
Vanessa Theodoropoulou - Le Monde en situation - La révolte sensible de l\'Internationale situationniste
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An in-depth historical study of the artistic and political project of the Situationist International (1952-1972).
Pour des écoles d\'art féministes !
2024
French edition
Tombolo Presses
A collective manifesto for feminist art schools.
Dorothy Dean - Who Are You Dorothy Dean?
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
Éditions 1989
The first book devoted to the late African American writer and actress, Dorothy Dean (1932-1987), one of the few prominent African American women of New York City's bohemian heyday, close to Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe.
François Salmeron - Itinérances écologiques - Art, éthique et environnement
2024
French edition
Caza d'Oro
A critical and ethical reflection on contemporary art and ecology, based on long-term research into the work of some twenty international artists committed to environmental issues.
Gérard Berréby - Documents relatifs à l\'édition pirate du Traité du style de Louis Aragon par Gérard Berréby
2024
French edition
Incertain Sens
Gérard Berréby looks back at the first publishing experience of the man who was to become the director of Allia publishing house: the decision, in the early 1980s, to produce a pirate edition of Aragon's book—at the time opposed to any reprinting—, an unprecedented gesture that provoked numerous reactions in the literary world, and raised a number of questions linked to appropriation and self-publishing.
Saidiya Hartman - À perte de mère - Sur les routes atlantiques de l\'esclavage
2023
French edition
Brook
Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, she reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African American history.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Sexpositions
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
A series of exchanges relating to questions of gender, sexual difference and sexualities, enabling not only a rereading of Jean-Luc Nancy's corpus and its developments through the prism of what Nancy has called sexistence, but also the reinscription of the elaboration of this concept in a web of biographical elements and, hence, an exploration of the philosopher's actual sexistence.
Maurice Fréchuret - Respirer - La puissance créatrice du souffle
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
From the negative hands on the walls of the Chauvet caves (minus 30,000 years ago) to the most recent experiments of a number of contemporary artists, an entire history of art can be written under the prism of breathing. Between these two milestones, this study attempts to highlight the innovative force of breath and the importance accorded to breathing as a creative gesture and artwork on its own.
Luca Merlini - La traversée de ma bibliothèque
2024
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale
An adventure book, written and drawn, by Luca Merlini that takes us closer to the creative process of the architect and the parallel that can be drawn with literature, highlighting the question of the book and its intimate relationship to architecture.
Jesús María Aparicio Guisado - Le mur - Concept essentiel dans le projet architectonique : la matérialisation de l\'idée et l\'idéalisation de la matière
2024
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Opus
Jesús María Aparicio Guisado expounds here his conception of architecture by exploring the notion of the wall in four major buildings through drawing and words.
Louise Bourgeois - Les Fleurs
2023
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Nieves
Louise Bourgeois' flowers series, painted in gouache on paper.
Anne Truitt - Au fil des jours - Le Journal d\'une artiste
2024
French edition
ER Publishing
The first of four diaries written by Anne Truitt (1921-2004), a major figure in 20th-century American art.
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
By introducing the main design theories of the twentieth century, Claudia Mareis outlines approaches and models that postulate an expanded notion of design, in connection with the human and technical sciences, as well as with the challenges of a changing society.
Nicolas Ballet - Shock Factory - Culture visuelle des musiques industrielles (1969-1995)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
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.
Simple Architecture - The Villa Baizeau in Carthage By Le Corbusier and Jeanneret
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
Accattone
A dialogue between architectural history and design, in homage to Le Corbusier's theoretical vision behind the construction of the Villa Baizeau in Carthage.
Eric Schrijver - Copiez ce livre - Un manuel sur le droit d\'auteur et les communs culturels, par et pour les artistes
2023
French edition
Les commissaires anonymes - Stimuli
An artist's guide to copyright, written for makers.
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Victor Papanek - Design pour un monde réel
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
Critical re-edition in French of an absolutely precursory and fundamental work for the inclusion of social and environmental issues in the design process: the manifesto of a radical reconfiguration of the field of design, of its forms but above all of its mission.
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..
Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Conceived as a "bio-monograph", this catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel (1925-2021). It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin (new expanded edition with English texts).
Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2022
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
In this writing, French architect Bernard Quirot carries a reflection on his theoretical foundations and evokes, through his architectural journey, a critical vision of the increasing complexity of the world.
Elisabeth Lebovici - Ce que le sida m\'a fait - Art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle
2017
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A both intimate and political account of the links between artistic practices and activism during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s in France and the United States—featuring monographic texts, interviews, and thematic essays.
Anni Albers - Du tissage
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century textile art, Anni Albers' 1965 seminal text offers a brilliant meditation on the art of weaving, its history, tools, and techniques, and its implications for modern design (new expanded edition, with three critical texts and color illustrations).
Joan Mitchell - Témoignages et confidences
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An intimate portrait of Joan Mitchell, one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century, through a collection of previously unpublished conversations with the artists, art historians and personalities closest to her, from Paul Auster to Zuka.
José Esteban Muñoz - Cruiser l\'utopie - L\'après et ailleurs de l\'advenir queer
2021
French edition
Brook
First French translation of José Esteban Muñoz's field defining work—an intellectual inspiration for a generation of LGBTQ scholars.
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.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Esthétique relationnelle
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Also available in English edition.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
Al Dante - Architecture
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Expanded Nature - Écologies du cinéma expérimental
2022
French edition
Light Cone
The ecologies of experimental cinema in the Anthropocene age.
Walking from Scores
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
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.
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.
Valerio Olgiati - Architecture Non-Référentielle
2022
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale
French edition of Valerio Olgiati's and Markus Breitschmid's widely acclaimed manifesto for a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references: a must-read for anyone interested in architecture today.
Claire Tabouret -
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Perrotin
First monograph, with a wide selection of of Claire Tabouret's works (paintings, drawings, and sculptures), two essays and a set of literary quotes chosen by the artist (new expanded edition).
Éliane Radigue - Intermediary Spaces
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
umland / Q-O2
In the long interview that forms the body of this publication, Éliane Radigue talks about her work, her reflections and underlying research, as well as her historical context. The publication also contains a commented list of works and Radigue's programmatic text on The Mysterious Power of the Infinitesimal (new expanded edition).
David Graeber - L\'anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Fred Moten - Les sous-communs - Planification fugitive et étude noire
2022
French edition
Brook
A political and aesthetic critique of racial capitalism and modes of social experimentation in the form of resistance to the colonial commons.
Brian O\'Doherty - White Cube - L\'espace de la galerie et son idéologie
2008
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
Inside the white cube.
Alfred Gell - L\'art et ses agents - Une théorie anthropologique
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fabula
First translation in French of a major work by British social anthropologist.
Peter Galison - Objectivité
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fabula
The story of objectivity, by two of the greatest historians of science today.
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