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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
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
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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.
Tomáš Štrauss - Beyond the Great Divide - Essays on European avant gardes from East to West
2020
English edition
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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
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An essay on art exhibition.
Design et pensée du care - Pour un design des microluttes et des singularités
2019
French edition
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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.
A pragmatic poetics - Reflections on the work of Franck Leibovici
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Art critic Rahma Khazam brings together a heterogeneous collection of authors offering a variety of interpretations on the work of artist and poet Franck Leibovici.
Sarah Wilson - Figurations ± 68 - Le monde visuel de la French Theory
2018
French edition
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The encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
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Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Robert Smithson - Mémoire et entropie
2018
French edition
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A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.
Lee Yil - Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction - Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art
2018
English edition
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This book, the first major publication in English devoted to the Korean critic and art historian Lee Yil (1932-1997), is a collection of texts on aesthetics, theory and history of art by the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome. It also brings together essays and monographic prefaces that gave wide coverage to artists who had been active from the end of the Korean war up until the mid-1990s.
Rwanda, 1994-2014 - Histoire, mémoires et récits
2017
French edition
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A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.
Jean-Philippe Antoine - Farces et Attrapes - Inventer les images
2017
French edition
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A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.
The New Existentialism
2017
English edition
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This reader brings together American and French scholars to discuss the recent paradigmatic shifts from anthropocentric theories toward new models of realism, objectivity, and even metaphysics, occurring in the realm of contemporary art and philosophy—with the school of thought called New Existentialism as a guiding topic.
Morgan Fisher - Off-Screen Cinema
2017
English edition
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A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.
Entre élection et sélection - Le critique face à ses choix
2017
French edition
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Art criticism: historical approach and current practices
Reclaiming Art / Reshaping Democracy - The New Patrons & Participatory Art
2017
English edition
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Drawing on examples from France and the United States, this publication offers a multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society (adaptated from a French publication on the New Patrons's activities, updated with contributions from the Anglo-American intellectual scene).
Michel Gauthier - Le temps des intermèdes - Franz Ackermann, Sarah Morris, Didier Marcel, Franck Scurti, Hugues Reip, Xavier Veilhan, Mathieu Mercier, Simon Starling, Bojan Šarčević, Paul Sietsema
2017
French edition
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A collection of essays exploring the current contemporary art scene through the analysis of the works of ten artistic figures of the present days.
Anne Giffon-Selle - Les astronautes du dedans - L\'assemblage californien – 1950-1970
2017
French edition
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An history of assemblage art in California from 1950 to 1970.
Morgan Fisher - Un cinéma hors champ
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.
François Hers - Letter to a Friend About the New Patrons
2016
English edition
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Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.
François Hers - Lettre à un ami au sujet des Nouveaux commanditaires
2016
French edition
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Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.
3 Prix AICA France de la critique d\'art
2016
French edition
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The AICA France Art Criticism Prize: a retrospective catalogue (2013-2015)
Milieux & créativités
2016
French edition
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An analysis of new collaborative artistic practices interconnecting artists, designers, graphic designers, architects and researchers with different social and economic backgrounds, outside the strict boundaries of the art world.
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