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2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
2022
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.
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Cinétisme
forthcoming
A critical history of VideoArt Festival Locarno.
Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2022
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
2022
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.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Yann Beauvais - Agir le cinéma - Écrits sur le cinéma expérimental (1979-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthology of the theoretical and critical texts on experimental cinema and moving images written by Yann Beauvais in parallel with his films and his activities as programmer and curator.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Rethinking the role of the museum today
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Enzo Mari - 25 façons de planter un clou
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Jan-Christopher Horak - Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2022
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.
Roula Matar - L\'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
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.
Laura Kurgan - Si loin, si proche - Cartographie, technologie et politique
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An analysis of the spatial representations using new digital location and mapping technologies, in the light of the political issues that accompany their multiple interpretations.
Repenser le médium - Art contemporain et cinéma
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
forthcoming
The redefinition of the medium through the interrelation between contemporary art and cinema.
Zaven Paré - Le spectacle anthropomorphique - Entre les singes et les robots
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
From the observation of a society of capuchin monkeys and thought experiments borrowed from theater, Zaven Paré, artist and researcher in interaction design, specialist in theater and robotics, attempts to dismantle the pitfalls of anthropomorphization, in an attention that seeks to preserve the irreducible character of an interspecific copresence.
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
A caustic diagnosis of the situation of the current art, by one of its major protagonists.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
Benjamin H. Bratton - La Terraformation 2019
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
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.
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
First French translation of a seminal text of media theory, which this edition contextualizes, notably through the debate it provoked with Baudrillard.
Victor Papanek - Design pour un monde réel
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – 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.
François Chiron - Manual of Urban Ecology
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Miscellaneous
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
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