Modern art

 
 
Sophie Basch - Le Japonisme, un art français
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
A thorough investigation that renews the understanding of Japonism from the French art of the nineteenth century, avoiding the temptation of orientalist exoticism while reversing the logic of influence, with an abundant also entirely renewed iconographic corpus.
Walter Grab - Walter Grab (1927-1989) - Werkkatalog
2022
German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
In addition to providing an unprecedented overview of the Swiss Surrealist artist Walter Grab's oeuvre, this catalogue also presents a wide range of different angles on his art, including subjective looks at individual works, art history essays and an associative correspondence using the cadavre exquis technique that was so dear to the Surrealists.
(In)actualité du surréalisme (1940-2020)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A reevaluationof Surrealism since 1940: a large-scale, groundbreaking work covering seven decades, questioning the discourses, narratives, and debates on the poetic, political, and artistic commitments of the movement, in the context of the deep social and cultural mutations of the world of the second half of the 20th century.
Marc Décimo - Étant donné Marcel Duchamp - Palimpseste d\'une œuvre
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
An erudite investigation into the enigma of Marcel Duchamp's great testamentary work Étant donnés, an installation conceived for twenty years in the greatest secrecy before being unveiled to the public a year after the death of the inventor of the readymade, which gives the viewer new keys to interpretation, by examining both what the work concludes and what it opens.
Éric Alliez - Duchamp avec (et contre) Lacan - Essai de mutologie queer
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Between art history, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Éric Alliez thinks afresh about the questions of eroticism and gender posed by Marcel Duchamp's "desiring machines", based on an audacious analysis of the relationship between language (from wordplay to theoretical notes in Duchamp's notebooks and writings) and plastic materiality in his work.
Enrico Baj - Home Sweet Home
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Vallois
Catalogue gathering the series of works realized around the furniture by two artists of different generations but having in common a same refusal of the authority, the paintings of Enrico Baj produced at the beginning of the years 1960 meeting the new sculptures of Martin Kersels.
Emmy Hennings -
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
As a cofounder of Cabaret Voltaire in 1916, Emmy Hennings, with her partner, the Dadaist Hugo Ball, is recognized as having established and environment for collective experimentation. This book gathers an extensive collection of Hennings's writings, ephemera, and art, to give shape to a practice and an individual so ofter flattened for the sake of art historical narrative.
You can go anywhere - The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation at 50 (box set)
2022
English edition
varia
A large series of essays, written by people from around the world who have contributed to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation's work, revealing how the non-profit organization has carried on the Albers' legacy over the years. The heart of the book, lavishly illustrated, is devoted to the Foundation's many donations to international museums, including rarely shown works of art.
Louise Nevelson - Out of Order - The Collages of Louise Nevelson
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A survey of Louise Nevelson's research on collage.
« Il créait des choses désagréables » - Marcel Mariën et l\'activité surréaliste
2022
French edition (texts in French and English)
Art Book Magazine
The different aspects of the work of Marcel Mariën (1920-1993)–member of the surrealist group of Brussels, poet, creator of images, publisher, theoretician and political activist, accomplice of René Magritte and Guy Debord.
Ramsès Younan - The Share of Sand
2022
English edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
The first official monograph project around Ramsès Younan (1913-1966), a major figure and member of the Egyptian surrealists group, this volume gathers an exhaustive catalogue of Younan's paintings, drawings and visual experimentations with an anthology of critical essays about and by the artist.
Chang-Ming Peng - Regards sur la peinture chinoise en Occident - Évolution du discours et résonances artistiques (1800-1939)
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The little-known history of a major cultural encounter: a study of the reception of Chinese painting in the West and its artistic resonances, which underwent profound changes between the 19th century and the 1930s.
Monaco-Alexandrie - Le grand détour – Villes-mondes et surréalisme cosmopolite
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zamân - Zamân Books
A history of southern surrealism, between Monaco and Alexandria: a journey that defies established cartographies, far from the nationalistic landmarks of a European-centric history of modernity.
Regina Cassolo Bracchi - Regina
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
varia
Reference monograph dedicated to Regina Cassolo Bracchi, in art Regina (1894-1974), one of the most fascinating, innovative, and to this day lesser-known figures of the European artistic panorama of the twentieth century.
La Déconniatrie - Art, exil et psychiatrie autour de François Tosquelles
2021
French edition
varia
The catalog of the international exhibition initiated at Les Abattoirs reveals a little-known story that was a milestone in 20th century psychiatry and its new links with art brut and modern art, taking as its starting point the career of the Catalan psychiatrist François Tosquelles (1912-1994).
Yannis Tsarouchis - Dancing in Real Life
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Retrospective monograph of the Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis (1910-1989).
Erik Avert - George Brecht, vers un art transdisciplinaire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Attempting to explore the transdisciplinary aspects of artistic practice, this book revisits a tipping point in art history: the invention of preconceptual and minimal art forms by George Brecht, a chemical engineer and artist.
Anni Albers - Du tissage
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century textile art, Anni Albers' 1965 seminal text offers a brilliant meditation on the art of weaving, its history, tools, and techniques, and its implications for modern design (new expanded edition, with three critical texts and color illustrations).
Vincent Broqua - Malgré la ligne droite - L\'écriture américaine de Josef Albers
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The essential place of writing in the work of Josef Albers (1888-1976), one of the most important artists, painters and educators of the 20th century.
Parapolitics - Cultural Freedom and the Cold War
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Artistic production as a tool of political and diplomatic influence during the Cold War.
José Clemente Orozco - Final Cut
2021
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Temblores Publicaciones
Devoted to the late work of José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949), a pioneering artist who founded the Mexican Mural Renaissance with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, that illustrates the artist's career-long interests in human history and politics, surrealism, symbolism, abstraction and the human form, this catalogue also puts into dialogue the echoes of the painter's influence found in contemporary practices in the city of Guadalajara, where he has left an undeniable mark to our day.
Ramsès Younan - La Part du sable
2021
French edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
The first official monograph project around Ramsès Younan, a major figure and member of the Egyptian surrealists group, this volume gathers an exhaustive catalogue of Younan's paintings, drawings and visual experimentations with an anthology of critical essays about and by the artist.
Hadrien Viraben - Le savant et le profane - Documents et monuments de l\'impressionnisme (1900-1939)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A historiography of impressionism: a historical and critical study of the writing of impressionist history as a documentary (de)monstration.
Josef Albers - Messico 1935/1956
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
Unpublished photographs taken by Josef Albers during his travels to Mexico with Anni in the 1930s and 50s.
Neil McWilliam - L\'esthétique de la réaction - Tradition, foi, identité et l\'art français (1900-1914)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A study that explores the complex relationship between nationalism, traditionalism and the critique of modern culture in France in the decades preceding the First World War.
Lucia Piccioni - Art et fascisme - Peindre l\'italianité (1922-1943)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A reconstruction of the vast network of images and texts that give shape to Italian fascist totalitarianism.
Jean Chauvin - L\'ombre atomique
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
MER. B&L
A selection of around 60 rarely shown photographs by French artist Jean Chauvin (1889-1976), one of the pioneers of abstract sculpture of the early 20th century.
Emmanuel Pernoud - Le serviteur inspiré - Portrait de l\'artiste en travailleur de l\'ombre
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An investigation into artistic reproduction and the role of the engravers in the shadows who made prints signed by others, questioning the relationships of domination and subordination in creation.
Maureen Murphy - De l\'imaginaire au musée - Les arts d\'Afrique à Paris et à New York (1931 à nos jours)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An historical perspective of the representation of non-western art in western museums and imagination / an essay on the relations between African arts and avant-garde.
Hans Hartung - Hans Hartung et l\'abstraction - « Réalité autre, mais réalité quand même »
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
Fondation Hartung Bergman
Drawing on extensive documentation and unpublished sources, this collective publication proposes an ambitious re-examination of Hans Hartung's prolific work and eventful personal trajectory as an actor in a broader history of abstraction, which also provides a fertile matrix for many other reflections on twentieth-century art.
Eugène Frey - João Maria Gusmão introduces Eugène Frey - Inventeur des célèbres Décors lumineux à transformations du Théâtre de Monte Carlo appliqués pour la première fois à l\'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
A painter and an inventor, Eugène Frey (1863-1930) pioneered techniques of animated sets for the theatre at the same time period as the cinema was invented. While he is contextualized beside the creations of Loie Fuller, Georges Méliès or Lotte Reiniger, he is reinterpreted by the artist João Maria Gusmão. First publication devoted to the work of Eugène Frey, the luxurious catalogue of the exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco presents texts by Stéphane Tralongo (University of Lausanne) and Laurent Mannoni (Cinémathèque française), as well as a work of fiction by João Maria Gusmão.
Migration - Traces in an Art Collection / Spår i en konstsamling
2020
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
How have artists over the past 150 years related to migration and exile? And what role can a museum play in times of mass migration?
Aurélie Verdier - Aujourd\'hui pense à moi - Francis Picabia, Ego, Image
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The stakes of Francis Picabia's creative process, between exaltation and rejection of the self, at the heart of the constitution of modernity.
Anna-Eva Bergman - Passages
2019
French edition
Fondation Hartung Bergman
Catalogue of the exhibition gathering a set of eighty works, on canvas or paper, in small and very large formats, that Anna-Eva Bergman created in the wake of her two travels to northern Norway, in 1950 and 1964, from which emerges a plastic language that signs the whole of his future work.
Patricia Leighten - Le cubisme devant ses contemporains - Documents et critiques (1906-1914)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An anthology.
Mark Antliff - Le fascisme d\'avant-garde - La mobilisation du mythe, de l\'art et de la culture en France (1909-1939)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
How to explain the intersection, during the twentieth century, of the ideology and theories on violence and creativity?
Pauline Mari - Hartung Nouvelle Vague - De Resnais vers Rohmer
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Dedalus
Hans Hartung and the cinema.
Rendezvous in Paris - Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co (1900-1939)
2019
English edition
Kaph Books
Rendez-vous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co (1900-1939) is a collaborative publication between Kaph Books, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Centre Pompidou, which serves to discover the Paris of the “Roaring Twenties”—a Bohemian hub for artists from across Europe. This group of artists came together at a moment of extraordinary creativity to produce some of the most innovative art of the 20th century.
Rendez-vous à Paris - Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Cie (1900-1939)
2019
French edition
Kaph Books
Rendez-vous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co (1900-1939) is a collaborative publication between Kaph Books, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Centre Pompidou, which serves to discover the Paris of the “Roaring Twenties”—a Bohemian hub for artists from across Europe. This group of artists came together at a moment of extraordinary creativity to produce some of the most innovative art of the 20th century.
Agathe Mareuge - Petite éternité - L\'œuvre poétique tardive de Jean Hans Arp
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A closer reading of the late poetry of Jean Hans Arp (1886-1966), major figure of the Dada movement in Zurich, a friend of the surrealists, painter, sculptor, also author of an important bilingual poetic work, which covers more than half a century of creation (with a choice of poems previously unpublished).
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Jean Laude's writings on art.
Gertrude Stein et les arts
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A collective reassessment of Gertrude Stein's relationship to the arts, allowing to understand the complexity of the relationship between writing and visual arts in her work.
Lucio Fontana - Ambienti/Environments
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The reference monograph deepens, for the first time in an exhaustive way, the pioneering installations created by Fontana since the late 1940s.
Anna-Eva Bergman - Casseroles - Recettes du monde entier
2019
French edition
Fondation Hartung Bergman
Recipes from all over the world: an illustrated cookbook by Anna-Eva Bergman, published for the first time.
Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet - Marcel Duchamp / Henri-Pierre Roché et les Neuf Moules Mâlic
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, and the Neuf Moules Mâlic (Nine Malic Moulds): the genesis, the history and the destiny of an artwork as exceptional as the relation between an artist and his collector, of which it was the vector.
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux - En affinité(s) - Marcel Duchamp / Jean Dupuy
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Loevenbruck
This illustrated essay creates a dialogue between the works of Fluxus artist Jean Dupuy and dadaist Marcel Duchamp around their shared interest with eroticism.
Hans Hartung - Les années de guerre
2018
French edition
Fondation Hartung Bergman
This catalogue looks back at Hartung's artistic production and life during the Second World War.
Affinités japonaises - Vers le décor moderne
2018
French edition
Kaph Books
(last copies available!)
Following the opening up of Japan to the West in the 1850s, artists, designers and makers across Europe became gripped by a new fashion for “Japonism”. The catalogue of the Louvre Abu-Dhabi exhibition focuses on the pioneering group of Parisian artists Les Nabis, their fascination for Japanese prints, and the importance of this cross-cultural influence in the development of the decorative arts.
Rémi Labrusse - Face au chaos - Pensées de l\'ornement à l\'âge de l\'industrie
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The growth of thought on ornament, applied arts and architecture in the industrial age, between ornamental impulse and decorative project.
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