Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
Outside museums, on the roadsides, a journey through the gardens and backyards of Europe and America to discover the "madmen's art": an illustrated essay on the birth and the future of Art Brut (new expanded edition).
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
Herminie Hanin (a figure of art brut, “fou littéraire”
with a tendency to paranoia, inventor of the plane trap) inaugurates the
series “Les Hétéroclites”
(“Heterogeneous”), created by Marc Décimo to explore
the relations between literature, art, insanity and creation.
Produced during the 1970's & 1980's, this series of linocuts by Roland Topor consists on a variation on sex and death. The hardness of the line gives the illustrations an apparent solemnity softened by their amusing titles.
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An essay on the reception of Jean-Pierre-Brisset's work among his contemporaries and successors, its relationship with futurism, pataphysics, surrealism, dada, etc., its sources and its offspring in the fields of literature, linguistics, psychoanalysis, science, philosophy and art.
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essay on Paul Tisseyre Ananké, the military officer in saharian French colonies and writer, which proposes a linguistic and biographic approach, accompanying the reedition of Ananké's book, denouncing the horrors of the French colonisation in Africa.