Art history

 
 
Sonia de Puineuf - Télégraphes de l\'Utopie - L\'art des avant-gardes en Europe Centrale 1918-1939
2024
French edition
Empire - Books
forthcoming
A wide-ranging discursive study of the cultural geography of the Central European avant-garde between the wars.
Reiner Schürmann - The Place of the Symbolic - Essays on Art and Politics
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
The Place of the Symbolic brings together Reiner Schürmann's essays on the nexus between art and politics.
Jacqueline Burckhardt - My Commedia dell\'Arte
2024
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
An extended meandering conversation between Swiss art historian, critic and curator Jacqueline Burckhardt and curator/art historian Juri Steiner, accompanied by numerous texts, documents and artist inserts.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Feminine Futures 2 - Expression / Abstraction – The Membrane of Dreams – Avant-garde Expressive & Abstract Dance Through Photography & Experimental Film
2024
Texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Eleven years after the publication of the first volume of Feminine Futures in 2011, this sequel explores the dance history of abstraction in the feminine, during the first half of the 20th century and continuations today, unfolding new research perspectives with a new body of rare or unpublished original photographs.
Jehanne Denogent - Palimpsestes africains - Primitivisme littéraire et avant-gardes (Paris, 1901-1924)
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
The notion of primitivism rethought to highlight the role of the African referent in the development of the artistic and literary avant-garde in Europe.
What to Let Go?
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
What gets counted within the category of heritage, and who gets to do the counting?
Edward J. Sullivan - Modernités américaines (1910-1960)
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
An audacious account of the ways in which the arts in the Americas were modernized during the first half of the 20th century.
Objets à l\'état vif - Entre dynamiques sociales et pratiques artistiques
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective reflection on the question of objects in artistic situations, at the crossroads of art history and theory, social sciences and artistic practices.
L’Art dans la vie - Le constructivisme et le productivisme russe dans les textes
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthology of the constructivist movement, bringing together newly translated or previously unpublished writings by artists and theorists, accompanied by numerous illustrations and an extensive critical apparatus: this reference volume sheds new light on the multiplicity and diversity of the approaches of constructivism and productivism in the 1920s-30, and provides a major contribution to the studies of the Soviet avant-garde.
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach - Project of a Historical Architecture
2024
English edition
Humboldt Books - Globetrotter
The facsimile and English-language reprint of the volume published in 1721 by Austrian architect and historian Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, a historical and theoretical work covering all architectural periods and styles, from Stonehenge to Chinese imperial arches, which had a considerable influence throughout Europe.
Serge Guilbaut - Ping-pong culturel existentiel - France – États-Unis (1944-1947)
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A genuine investigation, in the opposite direction to the narrative imposed by art historians, of artistic, cultural and political developments in the Western world after the Second World War, between Paris and New York.
Esther Meunier Corfdyr - Corps endormis corps affranchis
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Gestes
Dancer and playwright Esther Meunier Corfdyr ventures into sleeping territories.
Maurice Fréchuret - Respirer - La puissance créatrice du souffle
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
From the negative hands on the walls of the Chauvet caves (minus 30,000 years ago) to the most recent experiments of a number of contemporary artists, an entire history of art can be written under the prism of breathing. Between these two milestones, this study attempts to highlight the innovative force of breath and the importance accorded to breathing as a creative gesture and artwork on its own.
Sites du film - Le cinéma et ses parages
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Perceptions
Cinema as a method of investigating the visible and a journey into the theoretical thinking of images.
No Dandy, No Fun - Looking Good as Things Fall Apart
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
A cultural examination of the enigmatically iconic figure of the Dandy, both in history and as a figure for the future.
Eugène Carrière - Scènes de la vie domestique
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mennour
An overview of Eugène Carrière's work, through a selection of little-known or previously unpublished paintings, alongside his major masterpieces.
Philippe Despoix - K. B. W. - La bibliothèque Warburg, laboratoire de pensée intermédiale
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The challenges of the library and the photographic collection founded by Aby Warburg in the 1920s, as a "laboratory" for collective research on the forms of transmission of images since Antiquity, and an intermedial device of knowledge. An exceptional case study, driven by the question: what was the impact of photography in Warburg's turning point in the history of art and culture?
Shaping Revolutionary Memory - The Production of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia
2023
English edition
Archive Books
A comprehensive overview of the vast production of monuments in socialist Yugoslavia (1945–91) dedicated to the antifascist People's Liberation Struggle in the Second World War and the socialist revolution.
Chinese Shadows - Through a diplomatic lens
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Albums (exhibition catalogues)
The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume: a selection of little-known or unpublished prints from two photographic collections belonging to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, covering China from the 1930s to the 1950s.
 Iliazd - Zaum for Strangers - Paris 1921
2023
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
The fourth volume of Rab-Rab Press' bie bao series presents Ilya Zdanevich's talk The New Schools in Russian Poetry, given in 1921 in Paris. In this talk, Zdanevich introduced zaum to the French Dadaists. He declared that practical and poetic languages are two poles of existence, two opposite ways of life.
La Biennale internationale des jeunes artistes - Paris (1959-1985)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The first major work on the history and current importance of the Biennale of Young Artists, known as the "Biennale de Paris", which took place between 1959 and 1985, bringing together thirty-five texts by international authors, including some testimonies from actors who took part in the Biennale.
Philippe Despoix - K. B. W. - La bibliothèque Warburg, laboratoire de pensée intermédiale
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The challenges of the library and the photographic collection founded by Aby Warburg in the 1920s, as a "laboratory" for collective research on the forms of transmission of images since Antiquity, and an intermedial device of knowledge. An exceptional case study, driven by the question: what was the impact of photography in Warburg's turning point in the history of art and culture?
Mieke Bal - Concepts itinérants - Comment se déplacer dans les sciences humaines
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
Attempting to bridge the gap between specialised scholarship in the humanistic disciplines and an interdisciplinary project of cultural analysis, Mieke Bal has written an intellectual travel guide that charts the course "beyond" cultural studies.
Julia Margaret Cameron - Capturer la beauté
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Albums (exhibition catalogues)
The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, first retrospective in Paris in almost forty years devoted to the famous Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), pioneer of the photographic portrait, presents a selection of some forty of her landmark photographs.
Juliette Evezard - « Un Art Autre » - Le rêve de Michel Tapié
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An analysis of the true theoretical and commercial system developed by Michel Tapié de Céleyran (1909-1987), who invented his profession of art entrepreneur by combining several activities—art critic, editor, artistic advisor, broker and collector—, contributed to the international destiny of some 200 artists (including Dubuffet, Mathieu, Pollock, Tapiès, Saura, Fontana, and De Kooning) and was at the origin of "Informal Art".
Herman Parret - La délicatesse des sens
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – esthétique:critique
A collection of three new aesthetic essays, between the visual arts and literature, by Belgian philosopher and semiotician Herman Parret: a reflection on the "delicacy" in the various fields of sensoriality (the visible, the sound, the taste and the tactile)—a most suggestive reading for the construction or the development of a sensitive semiotics.
Francesca Zappia - Flâneurs - Copies, Appropriations, Citations from the Collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques
2023
English edition
Shelter Press - Books
Copies, appropriations, quotations in the collections of the Centre national des arts plastiques
 Iliazd - Tenderness Record - The Life of Ilya Zdanevich
2023
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
Igor Terentiev's biography of Ilya Zdanevich published in 1919 in Tbilisi.
The Rainbow Book
2023
English edition
Nero
currently out of stock
The reprint of a cult book of post-1968 psychedelic culture:, an encyclopedia of the cultural and artistic manifestations of the rainbow first published in 1975 in Berkeley, California, on the occasion of The Rainbow Show exhibition held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Louis Ucciani - Avant-garde et contre culture
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Three perspectives (philosophical, sociological and artist's word) on the meaning of the avant-garde, and its relationship to the counter-culture.
Monumental Shadows - On museums, memory and the making of history
2023
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
A critical investigation into the material heritage and entangled histories of Western encyclopedic museums.
Traces de guerre
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Perceptions
An multidisciplinary approach of the war by its traces.
The Colour Journal - The Blue Issue
2023
English edition
The Colour Journal
The Colour Journal is a lavish publication that explores colour in art and photography. It has been conceived as a collection of six volumes, each devoted to a single colour: blue, red, yellow, green, white and black. The Blue Issue contains, over more than 400 pages, about twenty contributions by international art historians, writers, anthropologists, philosophers, critics, artists and photographers that start from the colour blue.
Georges Didi-Huberman - Movements of Air - The Photographs from Étienne-Jules Marey’s Wind Tunnels
2023
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
The book "Movements of Air" reprints the breathtaking pictures of Étienne-Jules Marey, that he took between 1899 and 1901 during his scientific experiments with moving air and smoke, and complements them with two essays of Georges Didi-Huberman and Laurent Mannoni. 
Sven Lütticken - Objections - Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Forms of Abstraction engages with abstraction not as a formal option in art, or as an airy theoretical speculation, but as an operational force that has redesigned our world, and continues to do so.
Serge Lemoine - Nicolas Ionesco - « Du spirituel dans l\'art »
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
The first monograph of the painter Nicolas Ionesco, born in 1919 in Bucharest, active all his life in Paris, who occupied a prominent place in the art of the 1950s before being forgotten because of the direction he had taken his work: an opportunity to reconsider everything anew.
Sophie Basch - Le Japonisme, un art français
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
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.
Pascal Goblot - Sapiens ou la naissance de l\'art (DVD)
2023
French edition (English subtitles)
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
An investigation into the origins of artistic creation, more than 40,000 years ago (a film by Pascal Goblot, with Daniel Buren and a group of specialists in prehistoric art, philosophers, anthropologists and archaeologists, narrated by Virginie Ledoyen).
Maureen Murphy - L\'Art de la décolonisation - Paris-Dakar (1950-1970)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A transnational and transhistorical investigation carried out in the heart of museum and artistic practices between France and Senegal in the 1950s to 1970s, inviting us to decentralize our views in order to consider the globalized history of art of these years in a new light.
Sara Vitacca - Michelangelismes - La réception de Michel-Ange entre mythe, image et création (1875-1914)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An exploration of the artistic myth of Michelangelo, which questions the multiple and contradictory uses of the past and the notions of reception, filiation and tradition that are revealed.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène (book + mini CD)
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
An essay by Guillaume Belhomme on the singularly modern work of the painter Eugène Carrière (1849-1906), accompanied by a piece by Japanese saxophonist Harutaka Mochizuki, inspired by the master's paintings.
Paul Bernard - \
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
An analysis of the failed experiment of an exhibition of the Situationists that ought to have taken place at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1959, and of the Situationist International's ambivalent relationship with the format of the exhibition, the museum and the institution.
 Iliazd - Iliazda at the Birthday Party - Autobiographical Lecture, 1922
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
The English translation of Zdanevich's Dadaist autobiographical lecture in Paris in 1922, where he adopts the name Iliazda. In this entertaining lecture, the achievements of the avant-garde is presented as a combination of zaum, polymorphous sexuality, aleatory forms and scatological interpretation of culture.
Karel Teige - The Marketplace of Art / Commentary (2 volumes)
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
The first English translation of Karel Teige's The Marketplace of Art in two volumes includes a critical introduction, inquiries, and extensive commentaries. Originally published in the Czech language in 1936, The Marketplace of Art is the summation of Teige's artistic, political, and theoretical work.
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