Biographies / autobiographies

 
 
Stephen Housewright - Partners - A Biography of Jerry Hunt
2021
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
forthcoming
The life and work of Amercian experimental musician/composer/intermedia artist Jerry Hunt (1943-1993).
Kazuki Tomokawa - Try Saying You\'re Alive!
2021
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
forthcoming
A memoir by Kawasaki-based writer and musician Kazuki Tomokawa, Try Saying You're Alive! offers a semi-fictionalized account of the vibrant Tokyo underground that he has been at the center of since the 1970s.
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
forthcoming
The fascinating story of Jack Goldstein, the beginnings of CalArts, and some of the illustrious fellows who, in the 1970s and 1980s, led the transition from conceptual art to the Pictures Generation, paints an uncompromising picture of the art world then and now.
Jan-Christopher Horak - 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.
Enzo Mari - 25 façons de planter un clou
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Design/Théories
forthcoming
Emmanuelle Antille - KD - Karen Dalton
2021
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
Between a film diary and a manifesto on the creative process, this book is a wild and enchanting journey in Karen Dalton's footsteps, the cult singer and her breathtaking voice, friend of Bob Dylan and forgotten muse of the '60s, and offers an investigation combining texts, photographs, drawings and archives, at the crossroads of the worlds of art, music and cinema.
 Manon - Feathers
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
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.
Ghada Selten - Habib Masrouki par Ghada Selten
2021
French edition
ESAAA (Higher School of Art Annecy)
An investigation into the history of Tunisian filmmaker Habib Masrouki (1950-1980).
Mark Wigley - Critical Spatial Practice - Konrad Wachsmann\'s Television – Post-architectural Transmissions
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - Critical Spatial Practice
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.
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
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.
Gary Hill - You know where I\'m at and I know where you’re at
2021
English edition
Dis Voir - Visual Arts – Encounters
The encounter between international artist Gary Hill and Martin Cothren, an Amerindian fisherman from the Yakama reserve, thrown in prison and died homeless shortly after his release: conceived by Gary Hill, this singular book alternates the story of their common history over twenty years, touching and tragic (an opportunity for Hill to look back on his own trajectory) and Cothren's letters, interspersed with his extraordinary naive drawings.
Gary Hill - Tu sais où je suis et je sais où tu es
2021
French edition
Dis Voir - Visual Arts – Encounters
The encounter between international artist Gary Hill and Martin Cothren, an Amerindian fisherman from the Yakama reserve, thrown in prison and died homeless shortly after his release: conceived by Gary Hill, this singular book alternates the story of their common history over twenty years, touching and tragic (an opportunity for Hill to look back on his own trajectory) and Cothren's letters, interspersed with his extraordinary naive drawings.
Laurent Le Deunff - L\'incroyable
2021
French edition
L'Incroyable - Books
An illustrated portrait of Laurent Le Deunff through interviews with various personalities, artists, filmmaker, philosopher and art critics.
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.
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux - Récits de la vie de Michelangelo Merisi, dit « Le Caravage » - Limited edition
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Limited edition, numbered from 1 to 20, with an original artwork signed by the artist.
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.


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