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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.
Walter Grasskamp - The Angel Vanishes - Profiles in Postmodern Art
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
Four decades of incisive writing about contemporary art, fired by enthusiasm and scepticism alike, by the eminent German cultural critic and commentator Walter Grasskamp (essays on Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Duane Hanson, Jörg Immendorff, Axel Kasseböhmer, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Karin Kneffel, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke, Markus Raetz, Gerhard Richter, Sarkis, Aldo Walker, Ben Willikens).
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.
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.
Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid - 15th Century Types between Gothic and Roman
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first comprehensive and thorough scientific study of typographic typefaces created in Germany, Italy and France between 1459 and 1482, which are neither fully gothic nor roman.
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.
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
Faire, faire faire, ne pas faire - Entretiens sur la production de l’art contemporain
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
This book examines the modes of execution in contemporary art from the viewpoint of production, by means of a series of eighteen interviews. It presents a plural and polyphonic thinking, bringing together the words of different participants concerned with the realisation of artworks and several generations of artists.
Sarah Thornton - 33 artistes en 3 actes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
forthcoming
French edition of the compelling narrative that goes behind the scenes with the world's most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.
Identités du transitoire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The dimension of the transitory in the fields of architecture, urbanism and design, as a new horizon of thought and action concerning all aspects of urban life, in its economic and ecological complexity.
Couleur et soin
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
For the past ten years or so, several hospitals, art and design schools, social science researchers and design agencies have been mobilizing around the notion of care, a concept derived from American féminist philosophy. This publication aims to explore the place of color in this concept of care.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective and transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to reflect on the question of animation, cinema, photography and, more broadly, image, in the Anthropocene era and in the context of the "vegetal turn" at work in the human sciences as well as in contemporary art.
Minor Cinema - Experimental Film in Switzerland
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
An archeology of Swiss experimental film.
Tomáš Štrauss - Beyond the Great Divide - Essays on European avant gardes from East to West
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The first English-language anthology of writings by the Slovak critic Tomáš Štrauss.
Jean-Marc Poinsot - Quand l\'œuvre a lieu - L\'art exposé et ses récits autorisés
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An essay on art exhibition.
Gernot Böhme - Aisthétique - Pour une esthétique de l\'expérience sensible
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A science of sensitive experience prolonged by a theory of atmospheres, at the origins of philosophical aesthetics.
Architectures de mémoire
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
The complex architectures of the new “memory palaces”, from libraries, archives and museums to the IT structures, databases and server farms that feed the flow of data on the network.
Pascal Mougin - Moderne / contemporain - Art et littérature des années 1960 à nos jours
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
An analysis of the relationship between art and literature over the last six decades.
Design et pensée du care - Pour un design des microluttes et des singularités
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective reflection on reciprocal relations between design and the ethics of care, in the areas of health, social innovation, objects, or the environmental issue.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
This manual proposes a state of current knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Exhibiting in an Educational Field - LiveInYourHead 2009-2019
2019
texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
This hybrid publication's starting point relies in ten years of activities of LiveInYourHead, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)'s exhibition space. Between a catalogue, an archive and a collective publication, this book explores the relationships between art education and curatorial knowledge.
Uncertain Patterns - Teaching and Learning Socially Engaged Art
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An overview of study programs teaching socially engaged art.
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