Marc Décimo

 
Linguist, semiotician and art historian, Marc Décimo is Professor of Contemporary Art History in Paris-X Nanterre and Regent of the College of 'Pataphysics (Chair of Literary, Ethnographical and Architectural Amoriography). He is the editor of Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor's memories with Marcel Duchamp, and of Brisset's complete works. He published around twenty books on fous littéraires and historical avant-gardes, including an essay on Brisset (Jean-Pierre Brisset - Prince des Penseurs), and numerous books on Duchamp: Duchamp mis à nu (“Duchamp laid bare”), Duchamp facile (“Duchamp made easy”)...

See also Marc Décimo & Tanka G. Tremblay.
 
Marc Décimo - Des fous et des hommes avant l\'art brut - suivi de Marcel Réja : L\'Art chez les fous – Le dessin, la prose, la poésie – 1907 (édition critique et augmentée)
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
An introductory examination of asylum art before the theorization of art brut, followed by a new critical edition of French alienist Marcel Réja's study on the “madmen's art”.
Marc Décimo - Les jardins de l\'art  brut
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
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).
Marc Décimo - Sciences et Pataphysique - Tome I : Savants reconnus, érudits aberrés, fous littéraires, hétéroclites et celtomanes en quête d\'ancêtres hébreux, troyens, gaulois, francs, atlantes, animaux, végétaux...
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
Science and Pataphysics, volume I: the history of the origin myths—how science is torn from what is now defined as pseudo-science.
Marc Décimo - Sciences et Pataphysique - Tome II : Comment la linguistique vint à Paris – De Michel Bréal à Ferdinand de Saussure
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
Science and Pataphysics, volume II: the birth of linguistics, as an academic field, in France, and the ideological and political issues that contribute to this implementation.
Marc Décimo - Les Jocondes à moustaches
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
Does Mona Lisa deserve her mustache? An erudite review of 180 pre- and post-Duchamp caricatures and misappropriations.
Marc Décimo - Émilie-Herminie Hanin (1862-1948) - Inventeure, peintresse naïve, brute et folle littéraire
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
Herminie Hanin (a figure of art brut, “fou littéraire” with a tendency to paranoia, inventor of the plane trap) inaugurates the series “Les Hétéroclites” (“Heterogeneous”), created by Marc Décimo to explore the relations between literature, art, insanity and creation.
Marc Décimo - L\'esprit  de la modernité révélé par quelques traits pataphysiques - ou Le Brisset facile
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An essay on the reception of Jean-Pierre-Brisset's work among his contemporaries and successors, its relationship with futurism, pataphysics, surrealism, dada, etc., its sources and its offspring in the fields of literature, linguistics, psychoanalysis, science, philosophy and art.
Marc Décimo - Le Duchamp facile
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
A new approach of Duchamp's keywords.
Marc Décimo - Le Diable au désert – Ananké Hel ! - suivi de Paul Tisseyre-Ananké : Rires et larmes dans l\'armée !
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essay on Paul Tisseyre Ananké, the military officer in saharian French colonies and writer, which proposes a linguistic and biographic approach, accompanying the reedition of Ananké's book, denouncing the horrors of the French colonisation in Africa.
Marc Décimo - Marcel Duchamp mis à nu - A propos du processus créatif
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
Marcel Duchamp “laid bare” by Marc Décimo who talks about the creative process in this essay on the father of conceptual art.
Marc Décimo - La Bibliothèque de Marcel Duchamp, peut-être
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Misceallenous
An essay on Duchamp's readings, and a systematic chart of his personnal library.
Marc Décimo - Jean-Pierre Brisset - Prince des penseurs, inventeur, grammairien et prophète
2001
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A complete panorama of the astonishing personality of the unknown writer, grammarian, cosmologist and inventor.


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