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 Audrey Muratet, François Chiron & Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Architecture
This manual proposes a state of current knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2019
French edition
Cosa Mentale
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.
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.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cosa Mentale
restocking in progress
currently out of stock
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
Lee Chang-dong -
2019
French edition
Dis Voir - Cinema – Monographs
First monograph.
 Léo Henry & Denis Vierge - Tresses - Souvenirs du narratocène
2019
French edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
The new fantastic novel published in the “tales for adults” series, in which contemporary writers explore through fiction the most recent research in sciences, reviving a tradition in scientific literature. A tradition which aims at making dream and meditate on the way the world is represented as it redefines itself today.
Peter Hujar - Speed of Life
2019
French edition
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
Un panorama de la vie et des pratiques artistiques d'un maître de la photographie américaine, figure de proue de la culture de Downtown dans le New York des années 1970 et 1980.
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.
Maurice Fréchuret - L\'art et la vie - Comment les artistes rêvent de changer le monde, XIXe-XXIe siècle
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
The reconciliation of art and life, at the heart of the reflection and practice of many modern and contemporary movements.
Yaëlle Biro - Fabriquer le regard - Marchands, réseaux et objets d\'art africains à l\'aube du XXe siècle
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.
Baptiste Brun - Jean Dubuffet et la besogne de l\'Art Brut - Critique du primitivisme
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut, and the primitivist paradigm.
Anne Lafont - L\'art et la race - L\'Africain (tout) contre l\'œil des Lumières
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
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.
Maria Stavrinaki - Saisis par la préhistoire - Enquête sur l\'art et le temps des modernes
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
Can the modern uses of prehistory shed new light on the modern experience of time and, thus, the art of this period?
15 avril 2019 - Visions d\'artistes
2019
French edition
Jannink - Wide Open
44 international artists deliver their vision of the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris.
 Yan Pei-Ming - The Man Who Weeps
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph: a retrospective of Yan Pei-Ming's paintings and watercolors from 2006 to 2019, structured around the figure of disappearance and violence, and around the confrontation with the works of the masters of the past as well as with modern iconography, with essays by Franck Gautherot, David Liot, Xavier Douroux and Fabian Stech.
David Collin - La Grande Diagonale - Avec Victor Segalen
2019
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
Avec l'image de la diagonale comme fil conducteur, David Collin propose une traversée singulière de la vie et de l'œuvre du poète, romancier, médecin de marine et archéologue Victor Segalen (1878-1919). Une invitation subjective à partir sur les traces de l'auteur des Immémoriaux (Polynésie), d'Équipée, de Stèles et de René Leys (Chine).
William Reddy - La traversée des sentiments - Un cadre pour l\'histoire des émotions (1700-1850)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A pioneering approach to the history of emotions.
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.
Alastair Brotchie - Alfred Jarry - Une vie pataphysique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Misceallenous
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.
Pascal Mougin - Moderne / contemporain - Art et littérature des années 1960 à nos jours
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
An analysis of the relationship between art and literature over the last six decades.
Dziga Vertov - Le ciné-œil de la révolution - Écrits sur le cinéma
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
A collection of texts by Soviet avant-garde filmmaker and theoretician Dziga Vertov, including a critical apparatus and visual documents.
Dominique Putz - Les figures architectoniques - La construction logique de la forme architecturale
2019
French edition
Cosa Mentale
currently out of stock
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.
Brian Massumi - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Typologie - La bouteille de vin
2019
French edition
Typologie
Typologie
Typologie is a collection of design books about ordinary objects. This issue dedicated to the wine bottle features a photographic section with 60 silhouettes of rare or common bottles; a geography of forms, from Bordeaux to Alsace; a photographic report in the glassworks of Albi; a conversation between a botte-maker, a winemaker and a collector of ancient bottles.
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Nicolas Bourriaud - Esthétique relationnelle
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Also available in English edition.
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.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Les miroirs vagabonds ou la décolonisation des savoirs (art, littérature, philosophie)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
A philosophy of decolonization that intends to show how, in knowledge and the arts, the past can be passed.
Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
French edition
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This catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel. It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin.
Sylvia Kahan - Winnaretta Singer-Polignac - Princesse, mécène et musicienne
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The life and work of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, who used her fortune to support the arts, sciences and literature, and whose influence on the musical and literary worlds of the twentieth century is immeasurable.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Isabelle Stengers - Civiliser la modernité ? - Whitehead et les ruminations du sens commun
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Drama
Common sense: a philosophical investigation (after Alfred North Whitehead).
Pierre Montebello - Deleuze, esthétiques - La honte d\'être un homme
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fama
The aesthetics of Gilles Deleuze.
Penser l\'image - Volume 3 – Comment lire les images ?
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
Different perspectives (art history, philosophy, photography, film, architecture, history of science...) on the heterogeneous forms the discourse of pictures can take (an anthology).
Brian O\'Doherty - White Cube - L\'espace de la galerie et son idéologie
2008
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
currently out of stock
Inside the white cube.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Postproduction - La culture comme scénario : comment l\'art reprogramme le monde contemporain
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The art of postproduction as a response to the proliferating chaos of global culture in the information age (also available in English edition).
Alfred Gell - L\'art et ses agents - Une théorie anthropologique
2009
French edition
First translation in French of a major work by British social anthropologist.
 Lorraine Daston & Peter Galison - Objectivité
2012
French edition
The story of objectivity, by two of the greatest historians of science today.
Friedrich Kittler - Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
The first French translation of the landmark work by media theorist Friedrich Kittler.
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
Robert Smithson - Mémoire et entropie
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.
Joseph Mitchell - Le Merveilleux saloon de McSorley - Récits New-yorkais
2016
French edition
Diaphanes - Literature
Collection of portraits published between 1938 and 1955 in the New Yorker by one of the pioneer of New Journalism: a literary painting of a New York that no longer exists.


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