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Jean-Marc Poinsot - Quand l\'œuvre a lieu - L\'art exposé et ses récits autorisés
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An essay on art exhibition.
Iveta Slavkova - Réparer l\'homme - La crise de l\'humanisme et l\'Homme nouveau des avant-gardes autour de la Grande Guerre (1909-1929)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An ambitious and transversal study on the crisis of humanism resulting from modernity, and on the historical consequences of the universalist and absolute conception carried by Futurism and the Bauhaus, proposing little explored paths for a re-reading of the artistic stakes in the 20th century.
Aurélie Verdier - Aujourd\'hui pense à moi - Francis Picabia, Ego, Image
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
The stakes of Francis Picabia's creative process, between exaltation and rejection of the self, at the heart of the constitution of modernity.
Erin Manning - Le geste mineur
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Miscellaneous
Erin Manning expands her research on movement politics to the concept of minor gesture.
Merlin Carpenter - “The Outside Can\'t Go Outside”
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Konrad Becker - Dictionnaire de réalité stratégique - Intelligence culturelle et politiques invisibles de l\'information
2018
French edition
The second part of Konrad Becker's triptych devoted to information control methods: with his seventy-two keys, Becker aims to unlock the gates of strategic reality: its construction over centuries, its imposition through stealth and force, its dull and laborious maintenance, and its dissolution and destruction by those who can't take it anymore.
 Abram Kardiner & Lionel Ovesey - Color line - Oppression et inconscient
2018
French edition
A landmark study on the psychological effects of oppression on Black Americans during the 1940s.
Peter G. Rowe - Design Thinking in the Digital Age
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
In this essay, professor Peter G. Rowe gives an overall description of how new technologies transformed the field of architectural design, addressing issues such as the precision and incompleteness of information, schema theory and heuristics.
Maria Stavrinaki - Le sujet et le milieu - Huit essais sur les avant-gardes allemandes
2018
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
Eight essays on the German avant-gardes (Hugo Ball, Max Beckmann, Marcel Breuer, Franz Marc, Merzbau, Expressionnism, Dada…).
Étienne Helmer - Parler la photographie
2017
French edition
Mix
A reflection on the relationship between language and photography.
Wolfgang Ernst - The Contemporary Condition - The Delayed Present – Media-Induced Tempor(e)alities & Techno-traumatic Irritations of “the Contemporary”
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
How media and new technologies affect our sense of the present.
Christian Marazzi - Le socialisme du capital
2017
French edition
Diaphanes - Transpositionen
The socialism of Capital: a collection of texts by economist Christian Marazzi on the new capitalist regime formed out of the 2008 crisis.
 Quinn Latimer - Like a Woman - Essays, Readings, Poems
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Collection of recent essays and poems in which the American poet and critic examines issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making.
T. J. Demos - Against the Anthropocene - Visual Culture and Environment Today
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
(last copies available!)
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.
Jean-Philippe Antoine - Farces et Attrapes - Inventer les images
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.
Anaël Lejeune - La théorie à l\'œuvre - L\'art conceptuel américain
2017
French edition
(SIC) - Continental Rift
Conceptual art in the United States (1965-1975): theoretical tools and European influence.
Didier Debaise - L\'appât des possibles - Reprise de Whitehead
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Intercession
A pluralistic approach to nature (after Alfred North Whitehead).
Pierre Montebello - L\'autre métaphysique
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Drama
An essay that aims to reconstruct another metaphysics, substituting the primacy of life, matter, and consciousness, to that of reason, on the basis of a philosophy of nature (referring to Ravaisson, Tarde, Nietzsche and Bergson) and a renewed cosmology.
Frédéric Alix - Penser l\'art et le monde après 1945 - Isidore Isou, essai d\'archéologie d\'une pensée
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Analyzing the theoretical and aesthetic thought of the founder of Lettrism in the intellectual context of the post-war and up to 1968.
Sven Lütticken - Cultural Revolution - Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
An examination of various forms of aesthetic practice seen through the lens of the neoliberal cultural revolution.
Armen Avanessian - Overwrite - Ethics of Knowledge – Poetics of Existence
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A critical essay on the state of the academic world, and a call for the development of an autonomous knowledge production.
David Antin - Essais choisis sur l\'art et la littérature - 1966-2005
2017
French edition
 future 
A collection of essays on art and literature—most of them unpublished in French—by the American poet, performance artist, and critic.
Yve-Alain Bois - La peinture comme modèle
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
The first French translation of Yve-Alain Bois' reference study on modernism
Olivier Zahm - Une avant-garde sans avant-garde - Essai sur l\'art
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions
The avant-garde of the 1990s.