Avant-gardes
L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
 
A series of texts and historical documents of 20th century avant-gardists, with little known texts from Dada, Futurism, Constructivism, Fluxus, Lettrism...
 
Series directed by Michel Giroud.
11 x 17 cm (softcovers)
Camille Bryen - L\'ouvre-boîte - Colloque abhumaniste
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Narrative essay developping the notion of abhumanism, a critical philosophy which questions the centrality of mankind in our relationship to the world. With illustrations by Camille Bryen and a foreword by Michel Giroud.
Haroldo de Campos - Une poétique de la radicalité - Essai sur la poésie d\'Oswald de Andrade
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
The militant essay by poet, theoretician, critic and translator Haroldo de Campos on one of the most radical members of the Brazilian avant-gardes of the 1920's: a key contribution to the critical rehabilitation of a work that has strongly influenced Concrete Poetry in Brazil, as well as many poetical adventures of Western modernity.
Bernard Girard - Lettrisme, l\'ultime avant-garde
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
(last copies available!)
An in depth analysis of one of the most inventive (but also the most misunderstood) post-war avant-garde movements.
 Ben - Vérités et points de vue - A à Z
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
A panorama of Ben's conflicting ideas and various activities since 1959.
Guillermo de Torre - Ultra-Dada entre deux avant-gardes
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
The work of an underestimated writer, a founder of the Ultraism, initiator of Dada in the 1920s Spain.
Bertrand Clavez - George Maciunas - Une révolution furtive
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Accompanied with Fluxus pamphlets, manifestoes and newspapers of the artist, the unpublished manuscript of the mother of the founder of the avant-garde movement constitutes an invaluable entry to the private world of Maciunas, and the occasion of a revaluation of its artistic and strategic choices.
Marc Décimo - L\'esprit  de la modernité révélé par quelques traits pataphysiques - ou Le Brisset facile
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An essay on the reception of Jean-Pierre-Brisset's work among his contemporaries and successors, its relationship with futurism, pataphysics, surrealism, dada, etc., its sources and its offspring in the fields of literature, linguistics, psychoanalysis, science, philosophy and art.
Jacques Villeglé - Le lacéré anonyme
2008
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An ironic, historic and personal assessment of the transformations of art in the years 1950-1960 by one member of the New realists: the story of collage, the return of dada, an evocation of Léo Malet, the work with Raymond Hains...
Hugo Ball - Dada à Zurich - Le mot et l\'image (1915-1916)
2006
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
A critical counterpoint to the famous Tzara's cronic published in the Dada Almanach, by the founder of the Cabaret Voltaire.
Dick Higgins - Postface - Un journal critique de l\'avant-garde
2006
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Dick Higgins, one of the main figures of Fluxus, points out the particularity of poet-artists who, since German and English Romanticism, have refused to make distinctions between what is sonorous, visual and written.
Jacques Sivan - Mar/cel Duchamp en 2 temps 1 mouvement
2006
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Two studies on the link between language, art and reality in Marcel Duchamp's work.
Marie Le Masson Le Golft - Balance de la nature
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Miss Marie le Masson Le Golft (1749-1826) is known as the lady who noted Nature.
Marc Décimo - Le Duchamp facile
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
A new approach of Duchamp's keywords.
Richard Martel - Art-Action
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Art as actions : a collection of Martel's essays and articles since the eighties.
Emile Pouget - Le sabotage
2005
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
A 19th century political activism classic.
Raoul Hausmann - Eccentric Sensoriality
2002
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
The last document of the dadasopher of Berlin.
Jean-Pierre Brisset - Œuvres natatoires
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
The funny though serious inventions of the thinker, poet, prophet and annagrammarian.
François Dufrêne - Le Tombeau de Pierre Larousse
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An unknown, rarely published writer who nevertheless sent shock waves into the 60s and 80s by constructing a text worthy of a great rhetoretician on the game of alliteration.
Carl Einstein - Bébuquin ou les dilettantes du miracle
2000
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
The anti-romanesque, a-metaphysical and theoretical Einstein's dadaist autobiography.
Charles Fourier - Hiérarchie du cocuage
2000
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Hiérarchie du cocuage proposes a system of classification, worthy of Linné for botany, in which he organizes the indomitable differences of beings and their diverse characters.
Michel Giroud - Paris, laboratoire des avant-gardes - Transformations / transformateurs, 1945-1965
2008
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
sold out
Essays and interviews on 20th century avant-gardes in France (from Dada to sound poetry, avant-garde reviews, happenings and events, Fluxus, Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, Gil J. Wolman, Camille Bryen...).
George Brecht - Chance-Imagery
2002
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
sold out
The first critical edition treating a fundamental text by one of the principle actors of Fluxus.
Richard Huelsenbeck - En avant dada - L\'histoire du dadaïsme
2000
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
sold out
Richard Huelsenbeck's En avant dada is his first proclamation of Dada in Berlin.
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