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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.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
Raphaël Minnesota - Patrice Kirchhofer - Un cinéma pariétal
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
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.
Jalil Bennani - Des Djinns à la psychanalyse - Nouvelles approche des pratiques traditionnelles et postcoloniales
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
forthcoming
New approaches to traditional and post-colonial practices.
Jean Kempf - Les conquérants de l\'inutile - Photographes de conflits américains au tournant du XXe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
forthcoming
American conflict photographers at the turn of the 20th century.
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.
François Aubart - Excès, passion et manipulation - L\'attitude de la Pictures Generation
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A study of the relationship that Pictures Generation artists have with the control of representations, and by representations.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Yann Beauvais - Agir le cinéma - Écrits sur le cinéma expérimental (1979-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
Roula Matar - L\'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Les Carnets du BAL - L\'image sans l\'homme
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The non-human images, challenging our own relationship to the world.
Repenser le médium - Art contemporain et cinéma
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
The redefinition of the medium through the interrelation between contemporary art and cinema.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Rethinking the role of the museum today.
Laura Kurgan - Si loin, si proche - Cartographie, technologie et politique
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
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.
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