Diaphanes

Diaphanes has been active as a publisher since 2001, with its headquarters in Zurich and a project space in Berlin. Editorial care and sophisticated design are the main coordinates of a multilingual book production oriented to enduring relevance in the interconnection of discourse and fiction, art and the humanities, literature and philosophy. As open to the new as to the forgotten, Diaphanes wishes to offer a lively place of publication outside the dominant mainstream, and to give productive resonance to a wide variety of forms of knowledge and expression. With a classical print production and an innovative online palette, Diaphanes addresses an open and critical reading public, for whom books remain an indispensable tool of intellectual interchange. An available backlist of over 500 titles in German, English, and French, together with an annual program of around 50 new publications in worldwide distribution, make Diaphanes one of the most prominent independent publishers.

Diaphanes is also, since 2017, the name of a quarterly English-, German-, multi-language magazine with a focus on contemporary art, critical discourse, and multilingual fiction.
 
Zurich / Berlin
 
104 titles
Collections :
 
Dialogical Imaginations - Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
2020
English edition
forthcoming
A transdisciplinary reevaluation of the dialogical character of humanism.
Connect and Divide - The Practice Turn in Media Studies
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The publication studies four aspects of the practice turn in media studies: Media history from a praxeological perspective, the practice turn in religion and media studies, the connecting and dividing lines of media theories concerning gender and post-colonial agencies, and a historical and theoretical examination of the current relationship of media theory and practice theory.
Alexander García Düttmann - What is Contemporary Art?
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
Antonin Artaud - Artaud the Mômo - And Other Major Poetry
2020
English edition
forthcoming
English translation of Artaud le Mômo, edited in the spatial format Artaud intended, for the first time since its original edition in 1947. Includes eight original drawings by the French poet.
Claire Fontaine - La grève humaine - Et l\'art de créer la liberté
2020
French edition
forthcoming
An anthology of Claire Fontaine's texts.
Reiner Schürmann - The Philosophy of Nietzsche
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This volume of Reiner Schürmann's lectures unpacks Nietzsche's ambivalence towards Kant, in particular positioning Nietzsche's claim to have brought an end to German idealism against the backdrop of the Kantian transcendental-critical tradition.
Hannes Rickli - Natures of Data - A Discussion between Biology, History and Philosophy of Science and Art
2020
English edition
A transdisciplinary discussion on the influence of computer-based technologies on the conditions of biological research.
Jörg Wiesel - Manifesto of Artistic Research
2020
bilingual edition (English / German)
A manifesto for artistic research and in defense of its autonomy.
Christian Hänggi - Pynchon\'s Sound of Music
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This monographic study catalogs, explores, and interprets the manifold manifestations of music in Thomas Pynchon's novels.
Reiner Schürmann - Lecture - Vol. 12 – Luther – The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness
2020
English edition
forthcoming
First of 29 volumes of Reiner Schürmann's so far unpublished lecture notes on the history of western thought, this publication traces the rise of self-consciousness in its modern form and function, with Luther as the central figure of Schürmann's study.
Reiner Schürmann - Neo-Aristotelianism and the Medieval Renaissance - On Aquinas, Ockham, and Eckhart
2020
English edition
forthcoming
In this course, Reiner Schürmann develops the idea of a distinctive Medieval Renaissance, connected with the rediscovery of Aristotle. His analysis is drawn from readings of St. Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and Meister Eckhart's works.
Diaphanes - Authenticity and Feedback
2019
texts in English and French
Diaphanes #8/9 looks into curious loops of reproduced present, the integral of circular I-effects, the other side of the social Möbius strip. Is the self nothing but an echo? An effect without cause? The human being a message, an autoreply in the jargon of social-memes? Who or what massages the backchannel so astoundingly self-similarly, like an invisible hand?
Alexander García Düttmann - Qu\'est-ce que l\'art contemporain ?
2019
French edition
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
After the Crisis - Contemporary States of Photography
2019
English edition
A platform for discussions between some of today's leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today.
Après la crise - États contemporains de la photographie
2019
French edition
A platform for discussions between some of today's leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today.
Aesthetic Theory
2019
English edition
There is no theory that is not aesthetic (collective publication edited by Dieter Mersch, Sylvia Sasse and Sandro Zanetti).