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
 
133 titles
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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First of 29 volumes of Reiner Schürmann's so far unpublished lecture notes on the history of western thought, this publication traces the rise of self-consciousness in its modern form and function, with Luther as the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.
Alexander García Düttmann - What is Contemporary Art?
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
Reiner Schürmann - Heidegger\'s De(con)struction of Metaphysics
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The Heideggerien deconstruction of metaphysics by Reiner Schürmann.
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.
Performing Human Rights - Contested Amnesia and Aesthetic Practices in the Global South
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Aesthetic practices and human rights in the global south.
Brian Alkire - The Last Mask - Hamann\'s Theater of the Grotesque
2021
English edition
forthcoming
A philological and theoretical rereading of the late work of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788).
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.
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.
Wu Yi - The Sea as Mirror - Essayings in and against Philosophy as History
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The deep political and moral ambiguity attributed to the maritimeelement in Western philosophical and literary imaginaries.
Davide Giuriato - Infinitely Determinable - Children and Childhood in Modern Literature
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Children and childhood in modern literature.
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.
Refaire le monde
2021
English edition
forthcoming
A documentation of new values and new worlds and a guide to them.
Connect and Divide - The Practice Turn in Media Studies
2021
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.
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.
David Graeber - L\'Anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2021
French edition
forthcoming
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
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 - Reading Marx - On Transcendental Materialism
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
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.
Aesthetics of the Commons
2021
English edition
The efficiency of art in common.
Valentin Husson - L\'Écologique de l’Histoire
2021
French edition
Valentin Husson overturns the traditional hierarchy between being and having, rehabilitating the latter as an ecological imperative, in order to rethink our relationship to the environment, in an innovative re-reading of the history of philosophy.
Architectures of Embodiment - Disclosing New Intelligibilities
2020
English edition
How does architecturecondition the emergence of sense?
Critique and the Digital
2020
English edition
Perspectives on the alteration of the conditions of critique and critical practices within the digital world.
Minor cosmopolitan - Thinking art, politics, and the universe together otherwise
2020
English edition
Rethinking cosmopolitanism without its exploitative grip through alternative traditions and practices of the cosmopolitan from across the globe.
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