Art History
Works in society
 
An art history series about the links between art and society.
 
Series founded by Xavier Douroux, directed by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac.
17 x 20 cm (softcovers)
Piotr Piotrowski - Dans l\'ombre de Yalta - Art et avant-garde en Europe de l\'Est (1945-1989)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
Thibault Boulvain - L\'art en sida - 1981-1997
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
A study of representations of HIV and AIDS in American and European art.
Brigitte Gilardet - Paroles de commissaires - Histoires. Institutions. Pratiques
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
A survey of the history of temporary exhibitions in France, through a series of interviews with 38 curators.
Louis Marin - Événements de contemporanéité et autres écrits sur l\'art au XXe siècle
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
The collection of writings on art by the French philosopher, historian, semiologist and art critic Louis Marin (1931-1992).
Neil McWilliam - L\'esthétique de la réaction - Tradition, foi, identité et l\'art français (1900-1914)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
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)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
A reconstruction of the vast network of images and texts that give shape to Italian fascist totalitarianism.
Emmanuel Pernoud - Le serviteur inspiré - Portrait de l\'artiste en travailleur de l\'ombre
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
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.
La vie sociale des choses - Les marchandises dans une perspective culturelle
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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.
Noémie Étienne - Les Autres et les ancêtres - Les dioramas de Franz Boas et d’Arthur C. Parker à New York, 1900
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
By renewing the dialogue with anthropology, this book invites the history of science to be refounded on other, more humanistic bases.
Aurélie Verdier - Aujourd\'hui pense à moi - Francis Picabia, Ego, Image
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
The stakes of Francis Picabia's creative process, between exaltation and rejection of the self, at the heart of the constitution of modernity.
Patricia Leighten - Le cubisme devant ses contemporains - Documents et critiques (1906-1914)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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.
William Reddy - La traversée des sentiments - Un cadre pour l\'histoire des émotions (1700-1850)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A pioneering approach to the history of emotions.
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Jean Laude's writings on art.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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.
Baptiste Brun - Jean Dubuffet et la besogne de l\'Art Brut - Critique du primitivisme
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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.
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