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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.
Carlos Martí Arís - Les variations de l\'identité - Le type en architecture
2021
French edition
Cosa Mentale - Essays
First French translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
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.
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.
Politiques de la distraction
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
A collective and transdisciplinary reflection on the notion of distraction, thought both as the stigma of our societies and as its antidote.
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abigail Lang - La conversation transatlantique - Les échanges franco-américains en poésie depuis 1968
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The fertile exchanges between French and American poetry since 1968.
Dixit - Hypercomfort – Bruther & Laurent Stalder
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Dixit
Cosa Mentale - Dixit
First issue of the critical magazine published by Cosa Mentale, in which the words of the architecture practice Bruther and of Laurent Stalder, professor of architecture history at ETH, confront each other around the theme of “hypercomfort.”
Claire Tabouret -
2020
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.
Jean Widmer - Une traversée
2021
French edition
EnsAD Paris (French National School for Decorative Arts)
Rejected - Designs for the European Flag
2020
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Wirklichkeit Books
All flag designs proposals rejected by the Council of Europe until 1955, published for the first time, with a text by German-French artist and writer Marie Rotkopf, who tackles the EU's neoliberal political cynicism and Germany's expansion of power with biting irony.
Josef Albers - Messico 1935/1956
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
Unpublished photographs taken by Josef Albers during his travels to Mexico with Anni in the 1930s and 50s.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance -
2021
French edition
Dis Voir - Design
First monograph on French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, whose practice, deeply rooted in natural forms and fine craftsmanship, ranges from objects or furniture design to architecture working for majors industry leaders, as well as many private projects.
Valentin Husson - L\'Écologique de l’Histoire
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
Valentin Husson overturns the traditional hierarchy between being and having, rehabilitating the latter as an ecological imperative, in order to rethink our relationship to the environment, in an innovative re-reading of the history of philosophy.
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.
Thierry Fontaine - A-t-on déjà vu un nomade pressé ? - Évolution, hasard, hybridation, métissage
2021
French edition
Dis Voir - Visual Arts – Encounters
An encounter between Gilles Clément, botanist, landscape gardener and writer, and Thierry Fontaine, photographer, both globetrotters and fascinated by the evolution of living things and mutant landscapes.
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Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2019
French edition
Cosa Mentale - Essays
currently out of stock
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.
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.
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.
Dominique Putz - Les figures architectoniques - La construction logique de la forme architecturale
2020
French edition
Cosa Mentale - Essays
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)
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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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