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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.
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.
Alain Buffard - Good Boy
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
CND (Centre National de la Danse) - Printed books
This reference book devoted to the figure and work of the choreographer Alain Buffard (1960-2013) brings together rich testimonies, extensive iconography and unpublished archival documents.
La vie sociale des choses - Les marchandises dans une perspective culturelle
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Examining how things are sold and exchanged within diverse cultural environments, past and present through a collection of contributions by social anthropologists and historians, this book builds a bridge between social history, cultural anthropology and economics and marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural foundations of economic life and the sociology of culture.
Bernard Vouilloux - Gisèle Vienne - Plateaux fantasmatiques
2020
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
An essay on the singular universe of the director, scenographer, choreographer, puppeteer and visual artist Gisèle Vienne.
François J. Bonnet - La musique à venir
2020
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
A manifesto for possible future music.
Émilie Notéris - Alma Matériau
2020
French edition
Paraguay Press
Émilie Notéris focuses her analysis on artworks created by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in a book that is at once literary, aesthetic and political.
Clara Schulmann - Zizanies
2020
French edition
Paraguay Press
A picaresque tale of Clara Schulmann's often collective experiences.
Michael Schmidt - Photographies 1965-2014
2020
French edition
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
The first major monograph dedicated to Michael Schmidt (1945-2014), a central figure in contemporary German photography.
Martin Barré - Transatlantique
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
ER Publishing
Six American artists share their invaluable perspectives on the decisive work of Martin Barré, a major figure in French Abstraction of the late 20th century.
Flore Garcin-Marrou - Penser le design avec la philosophie
2020
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Thinking design with philosophy (a teaching manual).
Isidore Isou - Antonin Artaud torturé par les psychiatres
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Through the detailed analysis of Antonin Artaud's psychiatric history, Lettrist master Isidore Isou delivers a real indictment in this singular text which is both an investigation and a pamphlet.
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.
Pattern, Crime & Decoration
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
Le Consortium - Collective exhibitions catalogues
Catalogue of the double exhibition devoted to the Pattern & Decoration movement, with numerous previously unpublished archives.
Christian Rosset - Le Dissident secret - Un portrait de Claude Ollier
2020
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
A portrait of Claude Ollier (1922-2014), writer of the Nouveau Roman, where memories, reflections, hypotheses and descriptions are intertwined, with a notebook of photographs composed by Camille Rosset.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
French edition
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(last copies available!)
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.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – 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 - 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.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cosa Mentale - Essays
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
 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.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Yan Pei-Ming face à Courbet
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
A face to face between the great works of Gustave Courbet and new paintings by contemporary artist Yan Pei-Ming, specially created for the bicentenary of the birth of Courbet.
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.
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.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Esthétique relationnelle
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Also available in English edition.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
Laura Mulvey - Fétichisme et curiosité
2019
French edition
Brook
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.
Alastair Brotchie - Alfred Jarry - Une vie pataphysique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.
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.
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
currently out of stock
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.
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.
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.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Isidore Isou
2019
French edition
Editions du Griffon - Monographs & catalogues
Reference monograph.
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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