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2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2021
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.
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Zaven Paré - Le spectacle anthropomorphique - Entre les singes et les robots
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The description of the observation of some twenty capuchin monkeys in the forest of the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro places them as characters in a nature show. From his position as an observer, Zaven Paré attempts to dismantle the pitfalls of anthropomorphization and anthropology, in an attempt to remain sensitive to otherness and to preserve the irreducible character of this interspecific copresence.
Benjamin H. Bratton - Terraformation 2019
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
forthcoming
A provocative and stimulating manifesto by Benjamin Bratton that promotes new ways of inhabiting (and artificialising) the planet, facing the environmental, economic and social crisis that radically belies the possibility of a continuation of the current globalised capitalist model.
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Cinétisme
forthcoming
A selection of René Berger's lectures and the proceedings of a symposium he had organized around art, technology and communication.
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Cinétisme
forthcoming
A critical history of VideoArt Festival Locarno.
Repenser le médium - Art contemporain et cinéma
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
forthcoming
The interrelation between contemporary art and cinema.
Myr Muratet - Manual of Urban Ecology
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Jan-Christopher Horak - Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
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.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An original multidisciplinary study of the text-image pair in its political dimension, from the militancy of the early twentieth century to the struggles for "visibility" of minorities.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger - Jeu de construction pour une théorie des médias - suivi de Usages d\'une théorie marxiste des médias
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
forthcoming
First French translation of a seminal text of media theory, which this edition contextualizes, notably through the debate it provoked with Baudrillard.
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Enzo Mari - 25 façons de planter un clou
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Victor Papanek - Design pour un monde réel
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
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.
Hito Steyerl - De l\'art en duty free - L\'art à l\'époque de la guerre civile planétaire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
Le Comportement des Choses
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A polyphonic investigation that reveals the potential of fictional and philosophical suggestion of the animation of things, questioning the persistence of forms of animism within the project of modernity, in the horizon of a questioning of the anthropocentric foundations of the Western culture.
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