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Jan-Christopher Horak - Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
The first book to examine the life and work of the fascinating figure of Saul Bass, exploring the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries.
Sherill Tippins - Dans le palais des rêves - La vie et l\'époque du légendaire Chelsea Hotel de New York
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
Marie Gispert - Jean Cassou - Une histoire du musée
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A history of the museum of modern art, exhibitions and discourses on art and its public in the 20th century, from the trajectory of Jean Cassou (1897-1986), writer, resistance fighter, art critic, poet and chief curator of thenational museum for modern art of France from 1945 to 1965.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
Histoires de Papiers
2022
French edition
Kaph Books
"Stories of Paper" traces the history of paper as a thousand-year-old material used from antiquity to the present day, and provides an original perspective on the history of graphic arts.
La Déconniatrie - Art, exil et psychiatrie autour de François Tosquelles
2021
French edition
varia
The catalog of the international exhibition initiated at Les Abattoirs reveals a little-known story that was a milestone in 20th century psychiatry and its new links with art brut and modern art, taking as its starting point the career of the Catalan psychiatrist François Tosquelles (1912-1994).
Expanded Nature - Écologies du cinéma expérimental
2022
French edition
Light Cone
The ecologies of experimental cinema in the Anthropocene age.
Valerio Olgiati - Architecture Non-Référentielle
2022
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale
French edition of Valerio Olgiati's and Markus Breitschmid's widely acclaimed manifesto for a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references: a must-read for anyone interested in architecture today.
Formes et couleurs - Les arts décoratifs dans le fonds de livres anciens de l\'isdaT - institut supérieur des arts et du design de Toulouse
2022
French edition
isdaT (Higher Institute of Arts and Design of Toulouse)
This picture book features decorative patterns with unusual shapes and colors, taken from the decorative arts collections of the Institut supérieur des arts et du design de Toulouse (isdaT).
Lara Bonneau - Lire l\'œuvre d\'Aby Warburg à la lumière de ses Fragments sur l\'expression
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An essay to account for the architectonics of Aby Warburg (1866-1929) by resituating his work within his project of general anthropology of expression: Lara Bonneau shows, from a text as little known as it is important, that the invention of iconology, which made the art historian famous, was underpinned by an ontology drawing on various sources, philosophical, psychological and biological as well as historical.
Fred Moten - Les sous-communs - Planification fugitive et étude noire
2022
French edition
Brook
A political and aesthetic critique of racial capitalism and modes of social experimentation in the form of resistance to the colonial commons.
Jalil Bennani - Des Djinns à la psychanalyse - Nouvelle approche des pratiques traditionnelles et contemporaines
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
A new approach to psychological suffering, integrating non-Western knowledge with that of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, in order to rethink the cultural and linguistic heritages and crossings that constitute a plural universal.
Niki de Saint Phalle - Belles ! Belles ! Belles ! - Les femmes de Niki de Saint Phalle
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Vallois
Designed in the form of a "women's magazine", this catalogue is devoted to the representation of the female body in the innovative, feminist and avant-garde work of Niki de Saint Phalle.
Marcel Lods - Éduquer à l\'architecture moderne
2022
French edition
Athom
Transcripts of unpublished lectures and writings by the French architect-urbanist Marcel Lods (1891-1978).
Julius Eastman - Gay Guerrilla - L\'histoire de Julius Eastman
2022
French edition
Éditions 1989
A collection of biographical and musical essays about composer-performer Julius Eastman—a compelling portrait of Eastman's enigmatic and intriguing life and music.
Roula Matar - L\'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Giorgia Aiello - Communication, espace, image
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
A critical approach to visual communication and contemporary globalist aesthetics.
Jean Kempf - Les conquérants de l\'inutile - Photographes de conflits américains au tournant du XXIe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
American conflict photographers at the turn of the 21th century.
Maurice Fréchuret - Images de l\'exil
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The images of exile, escape, wandering and exclusion in art history, from classical painting to the most contemporary production.
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Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
<o> future <o>
Conceived as a "bio-monograph", this catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel (1925-2021). It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin (new expanded edition with English texts).
Victor Papanek - Design pour un monde réel
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
Critical re-edition in French of an absolutely precursory and fundamental work for the inclusion of social and environmental issues in the design process: the manifesto of a radical reconfiguration of the field of design, of its forms but above all of its mission.
José Esteban Muñoz - Cruiser l\'utopie - L\'après et ailleurs de l\'advenir queer
2021
French edition
Brook
First French translation of José Esteban Muñoz's field defining work—an intellectual inspiration for a generation of LGBTQ scholars.
Anni Albers - Du tissage
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century textile art, Anni Albers' 1965 seminal text offers a brilliant meditation on the art of weaving, its history, tools, and techniques, and its implications for modern design (new expanded edition, with three critical texts and color illustrations).
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.
Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2022
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.
Claire Tabouret -
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Perrotin
First monograph, with a wide selection of of Claire Tabouret's works (paintings, drawings, and sculptures), two essays and a set of literary quotes chosen by the artist (new expanded edition).
Maria Bottero - Forays beyond the Modern - The Architecture of Umberto Riva
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
An anthology.
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.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
currently out of stock
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art
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.
Michael Marder - La pensée végétale - Une philosophie de la vie des plantes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
Vegetal life at the forefront of philosophical thought.
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.
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.
Peter Galison - Objectivité
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – 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.
Alfred Gell - L\'art et ses agents - Une théorie anthropologique
2009
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fabula
First translation in French of a major work by British social anthropologist.
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