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Thibault Boulvain - L\'art en sida - 1981-1997
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A study of representations of HIV and AIDS in American and European art, that opens up a vast political, economic and social history of two decades fatally haunted by the catastrophe.
Maria Bottero - Forays beyond the Modern - The Architecture of Umberto Riva
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
An anthology.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l’ont faite
2021
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Spectre - Contemporary Ruins
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Spectre
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Spectre
After the first two issues Mineral Pornography and Vegetal Trauma, the 3rd issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to deliver their interpretation of contemporary ruins.
David Graeber - L\'anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Walter Benjamin - Sonnette / Sonnets
2021
bilingual edition (German / French)
Walden n
The seventy-three sonnets, unpublished in French, written by Walter Benjamin in memory of his friend Fritz Heinle, a poet who committed suicide at the age of 19, in despair or in protest against the advance of the First World War (bilingual edition).
Yony Santos - Dixit - Hypercomfort
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Dixit
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Dixit
Second issue of the critical magazine Dixit in which the words of the architect Yony Santos from the swiss architecture practice TYPICALOFFICE and of Marina Otero Verzier, director of research at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), confront each other around the theme of “A Matter of Data”.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Brève histoire des musiques actuelles
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
An anthology.
Myr Muratet - Silent Blocks
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Silent Blocks considers two point of views on the Covid-19 pandemic and the way it is dealt by Western countries during the lockdowns of spring 2020. First, Myr Muratet's photographs in a silent Paris. Then, the thoughts of Canadian science journalist David Cayley, based on the work of philosopher Ivan Illich.
Michael Marder - La pensée végétale - Une philosophie de la vie des plantes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Miscellaneous
Vegetal life at the forefront of philosophical thought.
Sarah Thornton - 33 artistes en 3 actes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
French edition of the compelling narrative that goes behind the scenes with the world's most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.
Politiques de la distraction
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A collective and transdisciplinary reflection on the notion of distraction, thought both as the stigma of our societies and as its antidote.
Eric Vautrin - Le cinquième mur - Formes scéniques contemporaines & nouvelles théâtralités
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A collection of interviews and studies of performances that constitutes a crossing of the contemporary theatrical and choreographic landscape, re-examining the critical and theoretical tools that allow us to apprehend and think about current scenic forms.
Elisa Valero Ramos - La théorie du diamant et le projet d’architecture
2021
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Opus
First publication of the essay of the Spanish architect Elisa Valero Ramos.
Carlos Martí Arís - Les variations de l\'identité - Le type en architecture
2021
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
First French translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
Brian Massumi - Ontopouvoir - Guerre, pouvoir, perception
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Drama
An original theory of power based on a dense and insightful inquiry into the consequences of the "Global War on Terror" and the security state, up to the imposition of neoliberal logic and the overflowing of the media made viral.
Germaine Dulac - What is cinema?
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Light Cone
The first published edition of Germaine Dulac's What is Cinema?, almost 75 years after its creation, illuminates the vital role of this pioneer of the 1920s French avant-garde, as an innovator of modern cinematic thought, who was reflecting, early on, in a sustained and analytical way about what cinema is.
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Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2019
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
In this writing, French architect Bernard Quirot carries a reflection on his theoretical foundations and evokes, through his architectural journey, a critical vision of the increasing complexity of the world.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Esthétique relationnelle
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Also available in English edition.
Anne Lafont - L\'art et la race - L\'Africain (tout) contre l\'œil des Lumières
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
French art historian Anne Lafont delivers an unpublished study on the close and paradoxical relations of art and race in the Enlightenment. A new voice in current works on issues of race, art, images and colonization.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
Al Dante - Architecture
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective and transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to reflect on the question of animation, cinema, photography and, more broadly, image, in the Anthropocene era and in the context of the "vegetal turn" at work in the human sciences as well as in contemporary art.
Dominique Putz - Les figures architectoniques - La construction logique de la forme architecturale
2020
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Opus
Architectural shape is the interface where form and meaning meet and communicate. In this perspective the research addresses the decoding of the shape of buildings, cities and landscapes.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
Éliane Radigue - Intermediary Spaces
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Q-O2
In the long interview that forms the body of this publication, Éliane Radigue talks about her work, her reflections and underlying research, as well as her historical context. The publication also contains a commented list of works and Radigue's programmatic text on The Mysterious Power of the Infinitesimal.
Elisabeth Lebovici - Ce que le sida m\'a fait - Art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle
2017
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A both intimate and political account of the links between artistic practices and activism during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s in France and the United States—featuring monographic texts, interviews, and thematic essays.
Julie Perrin - Composer en danse - Un vocabulaire des opérations et des pratiques
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
A lexical survey on compositional practice in contemporary dance.
Gernot Böhme - Aisthétique - Pour une esthétique de l\'expérience sensible
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A science of sensitive experience prolonged by a theory of atmospheres, at the origins of philosophical aesthetics.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - Système du pléonectique
2020
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
The pleonectic comes from a neologism that means: have-more. The challenge of this major book by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is to identify the ontological principle from which to question the afflictions in which our world is struggling.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Immortelle finitude - Sexualité et philosophie
2020
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
Two thinkers of different generations discuss the question of sexuality and philosophy.
Jacques Rancière - Le travail des images - Conversations avec Andrea Soto Calderón
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A conversation, accompanied by an introduction by Andrea Soto Calderón, to better understand the crucial role that images occupy in Jacques Rancière's work, and how images are the site of imaginative and reconfiguring operations.
Laura Mulvey - Fétichisme et curiosité
2019
French edition
Brook
currently out of stock
French edition of Laura Mulvey's writings which range from analyses of Xala, Citizen Kane and Blue Velvet, to an extended engagement with the creations of Native American artist Jimmie Durham and the feminist photographer Cindy Sherman.
Peter Galison - Objectivité
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Fabula
The story of objectivity, by two of the greatest historians of science today.
Brian O\'Doherty - White Cube - L\'espace de la galerie et son idéologie
2008
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
Inside the white cube.
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