Avant-gardes
L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
 
L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) is a philosophical and literary series dedicated to radical tendencies in the arts as well as in the spheres of society, rejecting the fraudulent separation between aesthetic innovation and social transformation (fundamental writings, complete works, anthologies, essays, biographies).
 
Series founded by Michel Giroud.
(In)actualité du surréalisme (1940-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A reevaluationof Surrealism since 1940: a large-scale, groundbreaking work covering seven decades, questioning the discourses, narratives, and debates on the poetic, political, and artistic commitments of the movement, in the context of the deep social and cultural mutations of the world of the second half of the 20th century.
Marc Décimo - Étant donné Marcel Duchamp - Palimpseste d\'une œuvre
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
Pierre Tilman - Actes d\'art (1960-1980)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A journey through the years 1960-1980, following Pierre Tilman's friendships with the artists, poets, jazz musicians and creators who marked the artistic and literary landscape of the time.
Sherill Tippins - Dans le palais des rêves - La vie et l\'époque du légendaire Chelsea Hotel de New York
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
Erik Avert - George Brecht, vers un art transdisciplinaire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Attempting to explore the transdisciplinary aspects of artistic practice, this book revisits a tipping point in art history: the invention of preconceptual and minimal art forms by George Brecht, a chemical engineer and artist.
Abigail Lang - La conversation transatlantique - Les échanges franco-américains en poésie depuis 1968
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The fertile exchanges between French and American poetry since 1968.
Emmanuel Hocquard - La poésie mode d\'emploi
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
This volume focuses on all of Emmanuel Hocquard's activities, in order to highlight his importance, and to situate him in a history of contemporary poetry in which he was one of the main protagonists.
Archives sonores de la poésie
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A collection of essays on audio archives of poetry.
Agathe Mareuge - Petite éternité - L\'œuvre poétique tardive de Jean Hans Arp
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A closer reading of the late poetry of Jean Hans Arp (1886-1966), major figure of the Dada movement in Zurich, a friend of the surrealists, painter, sculptor, also author of an important bilingual poetic work, which covers more than half a century of creation (with a choice of poems previously unpublished).
Gertrude Stein et les arts
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A collective reassessment of Gertrude Stein's relationship to the arts, allowing to understand the complexity of the relationship between writing and visual arts in her work.
Cristina De Simone - Proféractions ! - Poésie en action à Paris (1946-1969)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A history of poetry-performance in Paris, from the post-war period to May 68.
Frédéric Alix - Penser l\'art et le monde après 1945 - Isidore Isou, essai d\'archéologie d\'une pensée
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Analyzing the theoretical and aesthetic thought of the founder of Lettrism in the intellectual context of the post-war and up to 1968.
Raoul Hausmann et les avant-gardes
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
This publication aims to explore how the multiple production of Raoul Hausmann, a central figure of Dada, has helped to shape the art of modernity.
Loïc Rignol - Les Hiéroglyphes de la Nature - Le socialisme scientifique en France dans le premier XIXe siècle
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An epistemology of historical socialism (politics, natural sciences, humanities and religion in the early XIXth century).
Clémentine Hougue - Le cut-up de William S. Burroughs - Histoire d\'une révolution du langage
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A genealogy of cut-up: the history and development of a radical and pioneering literary technique, in Europe and the US, in the twentieth century (readings from William S. Burroughs).
Léon Rosenthal - Correspondance croisée
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
In about 600 selected letters, this correspondence documents the biography, activities, career and work of the art historian Leo Rosenthal (1870-1932).
Pierre-Luc Abramson - Mondes nouveaux et Nouveau Monde - Les utopies sociales en Amérique latine au XIXe siècle
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A study of social utopias (of European origin, mainly French) in Latin America in the 19th century: a contribution to the defense of utopia as a driving force of human progress, against all forms of utilitarianism and pragmatism.
Charles Fourier - Œuvres complètes - 7 volumes
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
185.00 125.00 €
Special offer for the purchase of Charles Fourier's complete works.
Charles Fourier - Le Nouveau Monde amoureux
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Simone Debout's re-edited version of Fourier's essential work.
Louis Ucciani - L\'index fouriériste
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Digital version of the Fourierist conceptual index: a tool allowing a completely new reading of Charles Fourier's complete writings based on current possibilities of science and technology applied to texts, through a dedicated software interface for content analysis.
Louis Ucciani - L\'index fouriériste (+ CD-rom)
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The Fourierist conceptual index: a tool allowing a completely new reading of Charles Fourier's complete writings based on current possibilities of science and technology applied to texts, through a dedicated software interface for content analysis (CD-rom included).
Raoul Hausmann - Hylé - État de rêve en Espagne
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Raoul Hausmann's autobiographical novel.
Xavier Forneret - Ecrits complets - Volume I (1834-1876) – Théâtre, poésie, musique
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The theatrical, poetical and musical work of Xavier Forneret, French Romantic writer, precursor of the Surrealist movement.
Xavier Forneret - Ecrits complets - Volume II (1836-1880) – Aphorismes, contes et récits, roman, vie quotidienne
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Stories, novels, correspondence and short texts by Xavier Forneret, French Romantic writer, precursor of the Surrealist movement.
Charles Dreyfus Pechkoff - Fluxus - L\'Avant-garde en mouvement
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Essay and interviews.
Émile Bernard - Les lettres d\'un artiste (1884-1941)
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Emile Bernard's correspondence.
Jonathan Beecher - Victor Considerant - Grandeur et décadence du socialisme romantique
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A critical biography.
Fabrice Flahutez - Le lettrisme historique était une avant-garde
2011
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Letterism's history and posterity: a new reading of the historical issues of an unknown but influential artistic avant-garde.
Carole Boulbès - Picabia avec Nietzsche - Lettres d\'amour à Suzanne Romain (1944-1948)
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
From Picabia's unpublished love letters to a philosophical and aesthetic inquiry on art, through Goethe, Schlegel, Hegel, or Baudelaire.
Bernard Desmars - Militants de l\'utopie ? - Les fouriéristes dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essay on Charles Fourier's legacy through his disciples and "utopian" activists in late XIXth century.
Charles Fourier - Théorie des quatre mouvements et des destinées générales
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The first, fundamental work in which Fourier declares his objectives for a world government and economy administered by "Passionate Attraction".
Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor - A Marriage in Check - The Heart of the Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelor, Even (Marcel Duchamp and Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor)
2007
English edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Marcel Duchamp met Lydie Sarazin-Levassor at the end of March 1927. On 7 June, they were married. Francis Picabia acted as a witness and the ceremony was filmed by Man Ray. On 25 January 1928, they divorced. Lydie Sarazin-Levassor tells the story of their marriage.
Camille Bryen - Désécritures - Poèmes, essais, inédits, entretiens
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A collection of the painter's writings (poetry, interviews, chronicles, previously unpublished texts and documents) who, between the 1930's and the 1970's in St-Germain-des-Prés, never ceased to explore language and to work with words as if with an unprocessed and unlimitted material.
Patrick Tacussel - L\'imaginaire radical - Les mondes possibles et l\'esprit utopique selon Charles Fourier
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A new essay on Charles Fourier's social utopia.
Pierre Tilman - Robert Filliou - Nationalité poète
2006
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The first biography of Robert Filliou.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - Carnets (1847-1851)
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essential work covering the activities of the 19th century French theoretician of anarchy, federalism, perpetual education and the mutual principle.
Marc Décimo - Le Diable au désert – Ananké Hel ! - suivi de Paul Tisseyre-Ananké : Rires et larmes dans l\'armée !
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essay on Paul Tisseyre Ananké, the military officer in saharian French colonies and writer, which proposes a linguistic and biographic approach, accompanying the reedition of Ananké's book, denouncing the horrors of the French colonisation in Africa.
Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor - Un échec matrimonial - Le cœur de la mariée mis à nu par son célibataire même (Marcel Duchamp et Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor)
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Marcel Duchamp met Lydie Sarazin-Levassor at the end of March 1927. On 7 June, they were married. Francis Picabia acted as a witness and the ceremony was filmed by Man Ray. On 25 January 1928, they divorced. Lydie Sarazin-Levassor tells the story of their marriage, presents us with “her” Marcel, and relates her encounters with Jacques Doucet, Constantin Brancusi, Henri-Pierre Roché, Man Ray and Kiki de Montparnasse, Jean Cocteau, the Ballets Russes, the Duchamp family, Jean Crotti, Mary Rumsey, Katherine Dreier and Robert Desnos, and describes the atmosphere at the Villons' (in Puteaux, just outside Paris), the Picabias' (at Mougins, in the South of France) and the Sarazin-Levassors' (in Étretat, on the Normandy coast).
Fluxus Dixit - Une anthologie
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The Fluxus anthology.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - Du principe de l\'art et de sa destination sociale
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
This posthumous work is the first study of his friend Gustave Courbet (who requested a text for a catalog), and of the role of art in society.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - Les confessions d\'un révolutionnaire
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The Confessions, written in six weeks in a prison cell, recounts the political life of a social thinker.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - Les majorats littéraires (« La propriété intellectuelle c\'est le vol ! ») - (et un choix de Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux de contributions d\'époque sur le droit d\'auteur)
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Proudhon's book against rights of ownership for authors, and collection of the most significant contributions toward the original debate over literary property..
Bernard Réquichot - Ecrits divers - Journal, lettres, textes épars, Faustus, poèmes, 1951-1961
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Bernard Réquichot is well enough known as a painter, but still unknown as a writer. This new posthumous publication of his writings reveals the singular vision of a recluse, close to Stirner.
Charles Fourier - Le nouveau monde industriel et sociétaire ou invention du procédé d\'industrie attrayante et naturelle distribuée par séries passionnées
2001
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
In 1829, Fourier synthesizes his entire doctrine: a systematic critique of civilization and its natural deviations, as well as his proposal for a new social scheme of mutual assocation, governed by passionate attraction rather than by repression and constraint.
Charles Fourier - Théorie de l\'unité universelle - Tome 1
2001
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A social and spiritual vision based on an economy, ecology, education, global erotic sense and aesthetics, according to laws of passionate attraction. A modern proposal for a totally restructured society.
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