Art History
 
Essays and illustrated books.
 
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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.
Frédéric Cousinié - Paysage du paysage - Nicolas Poussin, Claude Le Lorrain, Sébastien Bourdon
2022
French edition
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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.
Marie Gispert - Jean Cassou - Une histoire du musée
2022
French edition
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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
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An investigation into how the discovery of "India" disrupted Western mimesis between 1800 and 1850, thereby contributing to artistic modernity.
Lara Bonneau - Lire l\'œuvre d\'Aby Warburg à la lumière de ses Fragments sur l\'expression
2022
French edition
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An essay to account for the architectonics of Aby Warburg (1866-1929) by resituating his work within his project of general anthropology of expression: Lara Bonneau shows, from a text as little known as it is important, that the invention of iconology, which made the art historian famous, was underpinned by an ontology drawing on various sources, philosophical, psychological and biological as well as historical.
Chang-Ming Peng - Regards sur la peinture chinoise en Occident - Évolution du discours et résonances artistiques (1800-1939)
2022
French edition
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The little-known history of a major cultural encounter: a study of the reception of Chinese painting in the West and its artistic resonances, which underwent profound changes between the 19th century and the 1930s.
Marie Tchernia-Blanchard - Dans l\'œil d\'un chasseur - Charles Sterling (1901-1991), historien de l\'art
2022
French edition
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The Art history reconsidered as a scientific discipline and form of discourse in the twentieth century, through a critical analysis of the work of Charles Sterling.
Maurice Fréchuret - Images de l\'exil
2021
French edition
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The images of exile, escape, wandering and exclusion in art history, from classical painting to the most contemporary production.
Piotr Piotrowski - Dans l\'ombre de Yalta - Art et avant-garde en Europe de l\'Est (1945-1989)
2021
French edition
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The first comparative study of artistic culture in Europe under Soviet influence following the Yalta Accords, tracing the complex relationship between art and politics and the tensions between the avant-garde and traditional practices on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
Vincent Broqua - Malgré la ligne droite - L\'écriture américaine de Josef Albers
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The essential place of writing in the work of Josef Albers (1888-1976), one of the most important artists, painters and educators of the 20th century.
Marina Seretti - Endormis - Le sommeil profond et ses métaphores dans l\'art de la Renaissance
2021
French edition
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A critical and nuanced overview of the figures of the sleeping in the art and thought of the Renaissance, a source of inspiration for artists—Mantegna, Dürer, Brughel, Michelangelo or Tintoretto—as well as theologians, doctors and philosophers (from Aristotle to Zwingli, via Augustine and Montaigne), beyond the negative definition and the traditional condemnation of inactivity and unconciousness.
Thibault Boulvain - L\'art en sida - 1981-1997
2021
French edition
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A study of representations of HIV and AIDS in American and European art, that opens up a vast political, economic and social history of two decades fatally haunted by the catastrophe.
Louis Marin - Événements de contemporanéité et autres écrits sur l\'art au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
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The collection of writings on art by the French philosopher, historian, semiologist and art critic Louis Marin (1931-1992).
Hadrien Viraben - Le savant et le profane - Documents et monuments de l\'impressionnisme (1900-1939)
2021
French edition
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A historiography of impressionism: a historical and critical study of the writing of impressionist history as a documentary (de)monstration.
Neil McWilliam - L\'esthétique de la réaction - Tradition, foi, identité et l\'art français (1900-1914)
2021
French edition
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A study that explores the complex relationship between nationalism, traditionalism and the critique of modern culture in France in the decades preceding the First World War.
Lucia Piccioni - Art et fascisme - Peindre l\'italianité (1922-1943)
2021
French edition
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A reconstruction of the vast network of images and texts that give shape to Italian fascist totalitarianism.
Brigitte Gilardet - Paroles de commissaires - Histoires. Institutions. Pratiques
2020
French edition
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A survey of the history of temporary exhibitions in France, through a series of interviews with 38 curators.
David Lemaire - Les hauteurs difficiles - La peinture religieuse d\'Eugène Delacroix
2020
French edition
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Why does a painter like Delacroix paint so many religious subjects?
Emmanuel Pernoud - Le serviteur inspiré - Portrait de l\'artiste en travailleur de l\'ombre
2020
French edition
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An investigation into artistic reproduction and the role of the engravers in the shadows who made prints signed by others, questioning the relationships of domination and subordination in creation.
Maureen Murphy - De l\'imaginaire au musée - Les arts d\'Afrique à Paris et à New York (1931 à nos jours)
2020
French edition
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An historical perspective of the representation of non-western art in western museums and imagination / an essay on the relations between African arts and avant-garde.
Déborder la négritude - Arts, politique et société à Dakar
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
A collective analysis of the emergence of the “contemporary” and the transnational and transhistorical logics at work in artistic practices in Dakar in response to questions raised by globalization since the Independances, opening up new territories for sociological, economic, political and aesthetic investigations.
La vie sociale des choses - Les marchandises dans une perspective culturelle
2020
French edition
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Examining how things are sold and exchanged within diverse cultural environments, past and present through a collection of contributions by social anthropologists and historians, this book builds a bridge between social history, cultural anthropology and economics and marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural foundations of economic life and the sociology of culture.
Hans Hartung - Hans Hartung et l\'abstraction - « Réalité autre, mais réalité quand même »
2020
French edition
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Drawing on extensive documentation and unpublished sources, this collective publication proposes an ambitious re-examination of Hans Hartung's prolific work and eventful personal trajectory as an actor in a broader history of abstraction, which also provides a fertile matrix for many other reflections on twentieth-century art.
Noémie Étienne - Les Autres et les ancêtres - Les dioramas de Franz Boas et d’Arthur C. Parker à New York, 1900
2020
French edition
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An in-depth study of the diorama in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, a place for the creation and mediation of knowledge but also for the political construction of history, between art, anthropology and natural sciences.
Stéphane Van Damme - Seconde nature - Rematérialiser les sciences de Bacon à Tocqueville
2020
French edition
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By renewing the dialogue with anthropology, this book invites the history of science to be refounded on other, more humanistic bases.
Iveta Slavkova - Réparer l\'homme - La crise de l\'humanisme et l\'Homme nouveau des avant-gardes autour de la Grande Guerre (1909-1929)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
An ambitious and transversal study on the crisis of humanism resulting from modernity, and on the historical consequences of the universalist and absolute conception carried by Futurism and the Bauhaus, proposing little explored paths for a re-reading of the artistic stakes in the 20th century.
Aurélie Verdier - Aujourd\'hui pense à moi - Francis Picabia, Ego, Image
2020
French edition
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The stakes of Francis Picabia's creative process, between exaltation and rejection of the self, at the heart of the constitution of modernity.
Laurence Schmidlin - La Spatialisation du dessin dans l\'art américain des années 1960 et 1970
2019
French edition
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The development of spatial and tridimensional drawing in American art, both in theory and in practice, from the 1960s through the 1970s.
Patricia Leighten - Le cubisme devant ses contemporains - Documents et critiques (1906-1914)
2019
French edition
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An anthology.
Mark Antliff - Le fascisme d\'avant-garde - La mobilisation du mythe, de l\'art et de la culture en France (1909-1939)
2019
French edition
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How to explain the intersection, during the twentieth century, of the ideology and theories on violence and creativity?
Richard Wittman - Architecture, culture de l\'imprimé et sphère publique dans la France du XVIIIe siècle
2019
French edition
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A transdisciplinary study that sheds new light on the birth of modern architecture in France through its relations with the printed text, vector of the diffusion of the architectural ideal at the scale of the nation, and the emergence of the public sphere between the end of the 17th century and the French Revolution.
Niklaus Manuel Güdel - Gustave Courbet - Une enquête sur le paysage
2019
French edition
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William Reddy - La traversée des sentiments - Un cadre pour l\'histoire des émotions (1700-1850)
2019
French edition
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A pioneering approach to the history of emotions.
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
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Jean Laude's writings on art.
Ilya Ehrenbourg - Et pourtant elle tourne
2019
French edition
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First French edition of an essential manifesto of modern art written by Russian writer, poet and journalist Ilya Ehrenburg in 1921.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
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Conceived around an anthropology of the object, this book proposes to follow the course of royal objects of Abomey, former capital of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
Vanina Géré - Les mauvais sentiments - L\'art de Kara Walker
2019
French edition
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This book traces the career of Kara Walker (born in 1969), the most internationally recognized African-American artist since Jean-Michel Basquiat, and explores the history of the reception of a work that faces the limits of representation, challenging the question of the figuration of the black body.
Maria Stavrinaki - Saisis par la préhistoire - Enquête sur l\'art et le temps des modernes
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
(last copies available!)
Can the modern uses of prehistory shed new light on the modern experience of time and, thus, the art of this period?
Baptiste Brun - Jean Dubuffet et la besogne de l\'Art Brut - Critique du primitivisme
2019
French edition
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Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut, and the primitivist paradigm.
Émilie Goudal - Des damné(e)s de l\'Histoire - Les arts visuels face à la guerre d\'Algérie
2019
French edition
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A critical look at the place and stakes of representations of the war of independence in the contemporary construction of the French and Algerian art scene.
Isabelle Delorme - Quand la bande dessinée fait mémoire du XXe siècle - Les récits mémoriels historiques en bande dessinée
2019
French edition
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The historical-memorial narrative in comics, from Art Spiegelman to Marjane Satrapi, as a new form of representation of History, between individual and collective memory.
Anne Lafont - L\'art et la race - L\'Africain (tout) contre l\'œil des Lumières
2019
French edition
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French art historian Anne Lafont delivers an unpublished study on the close and paradoxical relations of art and race in the Enlightenment. A new voice in current works on issues of race, art, images and colonization.
Giovanna Zapperi - Carla Lonzi : un art de la vie - Critique d\'art et féminisme en Italie (1968-1981)
2019
French edition
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A critical examination of the relationship between aesthetics and politics through the iconic figure of Carla Lonzi (1931-1982), an innovative art critic and one of the founders of neo-feminism in Italy.
Estelle Zhong Mengual - L\'art en commun - Réinventer les formes du collectif en contexte démocratique
2019
French edition
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An investigation into the artistic and political issues of participatory art since the 1990s.
Cécile Fromont - L\'Art de la conversion - Culture visuelle chrétienne dans le royaume du Kongo
2018
French edition
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An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.
Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet - Marcel Duchamp / Henri-Pierre Roché et les Neuf Moules Mâlic
2018
French edition
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Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, and the Neuf Moules Mâlic (Nine Malic Moulds): the genesis, the history and the destiny of an artwork as exceptional as the relation between an artist and his collector, of which it was the vector.
Rémi Labrusse - Face au chaos - Pensées de l\'ornement à l\'âge de l\'industrie
2018
French edition
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The growth of thought on ornament, applied arts and architecture in the industrial age, between ornamental impulse and decorative project.
Daniel J. Sherman - Le primitivisme en France et les fins d\'empire (1945-1975)
2018
French edition
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“Primitivism” as a tool for analysis of post-war French society, between a modernization and decolonization movement, and possible forms of resistance.
Yaëlle Biro - Fabriquer le regard - Marchands, réseaux et objets d\'art africains à l\'aube du XXe siècle
2018
French edition
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Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.
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