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
 
144 titles
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Reiner Schürmann - The Place of the Symbolic - Essays on Art and Politics
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The Place of the Symbolic brings together Reiner Schürmann's essays on the nexus between art and politics.
Reiner Schürmann - Lecture - Vol. 12 – Luther – The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness
2021
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First of 29 volumes of Reiner Schürmann's so far unpublished lecture notes on the history of western thought, this publication traces the rise of self-consciousness in its modern form and function, with Luther as the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.
Dialogical Imaginations - Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
2021
English edition
forthcoming
A transdisciplinary reevaluation of the dialogical character of humanism.
Antonin Artaud - “The Human Face” and Other Writings on His Drawings
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Three extraordinary texts—pitched between writing and image—that project Artaud's ferocious engagement with the act of drawing.
Alexander García Düttmann - What is Contemporary Art?
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
Zoran Terzić - Idiocracy - Thinking and Acting in the Age of the Idiot
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Zoran Terzić's wide-ranging and sharply detailed essay takes up the cultural-historical figure of the idiot and follows its numerous appearances throughout intellectual history in an examination of the art of idiocy that extends outside the hypertrophic present.
Bernard Stiegler - Philosophies singulières - Conversation avec Michaël Crevoisier
2021
French edition
forthcoming
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Bernard Stiegler talk about what links them to philosophy.
Artur Żmijewski - How to Teach Art?
2021
English edition
forthcoming
How to teach art / can we become an artist?
Elena Vogman - La danse des valeurs - Sergueï Eisenstein et le Capital de Marx
2021
French edition
forthcoming
Researcher Elena Vogman examines the unpublished archival material relating to the film adaptation of Karl Marx's Capital by Sergei Eisenstein. The analysis of these materials reveals the clear and ambitious idea that animated the Soviet filmmaker for this aborted project: to build a visual theorization of value.
Raphaëlle Milone - Papillon de verre
2021
forthcoming
Raphaëlle Milone's first novel, a dive into the heart of desires, acclaimed by Simon Liberati as well as by Jean-Luc Nancy.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Rencontre
2021
French edition
forthcoming
A dialogue between the philosopher and the art historian around the encounter.
Diaphanes - Punk Philology
2021
texts in English and French
forthcoming
Reiner Schürmann - Modern Philosophies of the Will
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Through Kant, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, this seminar traces the development of the relation between the will and the law as self-given.
Reiner Schürmann - Heidegger\'s De(con)struction of Metaphysics
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The Heideggerien deconstruction of metaphysics by Reiner Schürmann.
Ronny Hardliz - Non-Construction - Architectural Gestures in Artistic Research
2021
English edition
forthcoming
By defining a concept of architecture based on the tactile experience and not on construction, this book allows us to explore both discursive practice as the study of architectural art and the integration of architectural art as a discourse of spatial practice.
Antonin Artaud - Radio Works - 1946-48
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The translated transcripts of two radio broadcasts by Artaud: To have done with the judgement of god (1947-48) and Madness and Black Magic (1946). Correspondences from that period are also included.
Antonin Artaud - Here Lies preceded by The Indian Culture
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
forthcoming
Two of Antonin Artaud's foremost poetic works from the last period of his life.
Reiner Schürmann - Lire Marx
2021
French edition
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
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