Biographies / autobiographies

 
 
 Manon - Feathers
2020
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.
Wigley Mark - Konrad Wachsmann\'s Television - Post-architectural Transmissions
2020
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.
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.
Steve Potts - Bucket of Blood - Mémoire de jazz
2019
French edition
Lenka lente
sold out
The memories of saxophonist Steve Potts, collected by his friend Michel Edelin.
Alastair Brotchie - Alfred Jarry - Une vie pataphysique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – 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.
Peter Kurzeck - Un hiver de neige
2018
French edition
Diaphanes - Literature
The first volume of Peter Kurzeck's great autobiographical and poetic chronicle in 12 volumes: the opening of a colossal literary project which portrays the city of Frankfurt and Germany in the early 1980s. A must read, often compared to Proust, Joyce, and Döblin.
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.
Judy Chicago - Through the Flower - Mon combat d\'artiste femme
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
First French translation of Judy Chicago's autobiography-manifesto.
Guillaume Pilet - My Life as a Parade
2018
English edition
CCS (Centre culturel suisse Paris)
This publication presents a series of some forty autobiographical drawings in pencil, ink and watercolor. The artist chose to recount his life as a children's story, flicking through fleeting memories, dramatic events, and brief anecdotes.
Sylvia Kahan - Winnaretta Singer-Polignac - Princesse, mécène et musicienne
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The life and work of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, who used her fortune to support the arts, sciences and literature, and whose influence on the musical and literary worlds of the twentieth century is immeasurable.
Guillaume Belhomme - Eric Dolphy
2018
French edition
Lenka lente
sold out
The life and times of jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy, free-jazz precursor and collaborator of Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman.


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