Biographies / autobiographies

 
 
Mark Wigley - Konrad Wachsmann\'s Television - Post-architectural Transmissions
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - Critical Spatial Practice
forthcoming
In this provocative intellectual biography, architectural historian Mark Wigley makes the surprising claim that the thinking behind modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann's legendary projects was dominated by the idea of television.
2021
French edition
L'Incroyable
L'Incroyable - L'Incroyable (magazine)
forthcoming
A portrait of Laurent Le Deunff, through interviews with artists Laurent Le Deunff, Michel Blazy, Stéphanie Cherpin and Louis Gary, filmmaker Jean-Marc Chapoulie, philosopher Alexandre Costanzo, art critics Eva Prouteau and Clotilde Viannay. The book is illustrated with works by Laurent Le Deunff, family photographs and a few works by his guest friends.
 Manon - Feathers
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
Feathers presents a collection of notes written by the Swiss artist during the conception of an aborted documentary in 2005. Taking the shape of a diary, it offers a unique gateway into Manon's daily life, interweaving memories and reflections on her artistic practice.
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.
Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first book to examine the life and work of the fascinating figure of Saul Bass, exploring the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries.
Chus Martínez - Corona Tales - Let Life Happen to You
2020
English edition
Lenz Press
When she started writing the Corona Tales, Chus Martínez had been weighing how people and the media were addressing the outbreak of the virus as an unprecedented disaster. One possible contribution, as curator and writer, would be to write a short story a day and post it on an Instagram account that many could access…
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré - Paris la Consciencieuse : Paris la Guideuse du monde
2020
French edition
Empire - Books
The unpublished story, reproduced in facsimile, of the journey to Paris of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923-2014), Ivorian poet and artist, "prophet", creator and inventor of the Bété alphabet, who writes a "report" of his encounter with the Western world on his return from the opening of the mythical exhibition "Magiciens de la Terre".
Isabelle Graw - In Another World - Notes, 2014–2017
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This book merges memoir and social critique in an original fashion. By combining personal observations with a general systemic analysis, it thereby seeks to propose a new genre of writing.
Lilian Auzas - Nina Hagen interprète Bertolt Brecht
2020
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
A free reflection on the influence of Bertolt Brecht in the work of Nina Hagen, this hybrid text approaches two great popular figures of German culture through an unusual prism, through the margins, and paints a portrait of Nina Hagen as we have never seen her before.
Christian Rosset - Le Dissident secret - Un portrait de Claude Ollier
2020
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
A portrait of Claude Ollier (1922-2014), writer of the Nouveau Roman, where memories, reflections, hypotheses and descriptions are intertwined, with a notebook of photographs composed by Camille Rosset.
Isidore Isou - Antonin Artaud torturé par les psychiatres
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Through the detailed analysis of Antonin Artaud's psychiatric history, Lettrist master Isidore Isou delivers a real indictment in this singular text which is both an investigation and a pamphlet.
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux - Récits de la vie de Michelangelo Merisi, dit « Le Caravage »
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A story, between myth and reality, of Caravaggio, by parodic artist Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux.
Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio - The Grinberg Mystery
2019
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This autobiographical novel describes the author's esoteric quest and involvement with a shaman in the hope of saving his mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Anna M. Szaflarski - Very Normal People
2019
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
In this collection of stories and illustrations, Szaflarski examines the subject of violence, in particular as it is experienced through the female body. Beginning with an autobiographical experience, the story triggers a dissociative state that plunges the book in and out of imaginary worlds and associative narrative threads.
Nicole Eisenman - L\'incroyable
2019
French edition
L'Incroyable
L'Incroyable - L'Incroyable (magazine)
L'Incroyable is a monographic magazine dedicated to an artist's teenage years and his cultural background. This third issue proposes an immersion into the young years of artist Nicole Eisenman in New York in the 1980s.
Katarina Taikon - The Day I Am Free / Katitzi
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The story of epoch-changing activist, prolific writer, and Swedish countercultural icon Katarina Taikon's life.
Jean-Marc Montera - Derek Bailey
2019
French edition
Lenka lente
A portrait of Derek Bailey (1930-2015), by another great figure of sound experimentation.
Angéline Neveu - Enragée de Nanterre - ou Le mensonge intime
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Angéline Neveu, a figure of May '68 then of the French poetic underground, close to the Situationists, tells herself and offers a testimony on the years 1960-70.
Susi Wyss - Guess Who Is the Happiest Girl in Town
2019
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The richly illustrated memoirs of 1960-1970s jet-set call-girl/muse Susi Wyss: In 800 pages and 1.000 photographs, this publication tells the sulfurous story of Wyss' first forty years. A true tale of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll, in which the reader will meet a gallery of colorful socialites and artists like Helmut Newton, Kenneth Anger, Iggy Pop, Dennis Hopper, Brion Gysin…
Catherine Grenier - Sophie Ristelhueber - La guerre intérieure
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.
Alastair Brotchie - Alfred Jarry - Une vie pataphysique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.
Lilian Auzas - Anita
2018
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
Fictionalized biography of Anita Berber, the sulphurous expressionist icon, dancer, actress, and muse.
Christian Rosset - Les voiles de Sainte-Marthe - Micro-récits et notes d\'Atelier
2018
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
Autobiographical fiction telling forty years of radio creation.


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