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Exhibition catalogues, monographies and books by the artist

The Secret of flowers - Louvre Museum

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Pyramid, Jean-Michel Othoniel publishes The Secret Language of Flowers - Louvre Museum, a new herbarium in collaboration with the museum and editions Actes Sud.


2019

OTHONIEL, Phaïdon

In the Interview, the artist walks Gay Gassmann through the most significant episodes of his career. Catherine Grenier’s Survey is an enlightening analysis of Othoniel’s principal projects. Critic and curator Robert Storr discusses “The Beautiful Dances”, the fountain-sculpture Othoniel made in Versailles in 2015. Studio Visit is a visual journey through the different places where Othoniel’s creative process took place. Artist’s Writings features Glass Architecture, a panel discussion on Othoniel’s work that took place at Perrotin NY in 2018.

Format: Paperback, size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in), pages: 160 pp, illustrations: 200 , ISBN: 9780714877600


2019

ALFA

Forwoard written by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani


Texts by Jean Nouvel and Hans Ulrich Obrist


For the National Museum of Qatar, in dialogue with Jean Nouvel’s architecture, Jean-Michel Othoniel created a monumental installation of 114 fountain sculptures. ALFA covers the entire surface of the gigantic lagoon that measures 8800m2, and is by far the biggest of all the monumental projects Othoniel has ever created.
This book covers all the creation of this unique installation.


2019

Dark Matters

With a text by Natasha Boas, this new book will feature the artist’s latest monumental creations in an original layout inspired by the swell of the ocean waves, playing on the overlapping of images.


2018

See exhibition

Obsidiana

This book, richly illustrated, prefaced by Johannes Nilo of the Goetheanum and accompanied by a text by Lawrence Rinder, is an ode to matter and presents a new series of works by Othoniel entitled Invisibility Faces. Conceived in echo of both Invisibility Faces and the Goetheanum itself, the book becomes an element of reflection on matter and its mysteries.


Actes Sud, Bilingual English & French


2017

See exhibition

Géométries Amoureuses

Jean-Michel Othoniel presents at the Carré Sainte-Anne some fifty glass sculptures from his personal collection of his own works, gathered in a unique installation. For the artist, showing this collection of his works to the public is representative of the ambivalence of feelings that he places at the heart of his work.


Two booklets in bookcase, Bilingual English & French, Liénart Editions


2017

See exhibition

Nudos Salvajes

This book tells the story of an encounter, that of two seemingly distinct worlds: mathematics and contemporary art, and of two countries far apart, from Mexico to France and from the rational to the intuitive.

In English


25€ TTC (exclusive transport costs) / editions@othoniel.fr

Othoniel Edition


2017

Black Lotus

"Flowers always play a very important role in my work. This obsession for the hidden meaning of flowers and their symbolism offers me a singular way of looking at the world."


Kukje Gallery, English


2016

See exhibition

Le Trésor de la cathédrale d'Angoulême

This book tells the story of the importance of the Trésor of the Angoulême Cathedral both to the history of cathedrals and within the universe of a contemporary artist whose work convokes the sacred. The DVD features a film by Gilles Coudert and Damien Faure that brings us back to the making of this project.

Après Editions, Bilingual English & French


2016

L'Herbier Merveilleux

Othoniel has filled this magical book with his research on the secret language of flowers, illustrated with photographs and drawings made during his travels.


Actes Sud, French version


2015

The Secret Language of Flowers

Othoniel has filled this magical book with his research on the secret language of flowers, illustrated with photographs and drawings made during his travels.


Actes Sud, English version


2015

Les Belles Danses

In Marie Desplechin's sensitive text, Jean-Michel Othoniel tells the story of his fountain sculptures in Versailles, which creates a dialogue between the era of Louis XIV and today.

Editions Courtes et Longues, French version


2015

Locus Solus

Othoniel proposes his own version of French author Raymond Roussel's novel Locus Solus. The artist acts as our guide, leading us through the mysteries of a Roussellian world that, from the very begining, has been hounting his work. 
Limited edition of 90 artit's book + 45 special editions.


Dilecta Editions, Paris. French


2015

épiphanies

In her essay, Catherine Grenier studies the long-standing relationship between Jean-Michel Othoniel’s work, spirituality and sacred artefacts.


Actes Sud, Bilingual edition: French & English


2014

See exhibition

You Only Live Twice

An artist's book on Jean-Michel Othoniel's first trip to Asia in 1991. Text by Hélène Kelmachter.


Othoniel Studio, English


2014

A bruit secret

This book, edited by the Karsten Greve gallery, explores the relationship between the artist's new works and abstraction, psychology and spirituality.


Galerie Karsten Greve, English, French, Dutch


2012

OTHONIEL

Published on the occasion of the artist's exhibition at L&M Arts, this book explores the relationship between Othoniel’s work, abstraction, minimalism and spatial concepts.


L&M Arts Gallery, English


2012

Des Fleurs en hiver

Catalogue of the exhibition. This book presents Delacroix main flower paintings and watercolors along with the works of Jean-Michel Othoniel and Johan Creten.


Musee Eugene Delcroix, French


2012

See exhibition

Jean-Michel Othoniel, My Way

Japanese monograph published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective at the Hara Museum, Japan, in 2012. Text by Masami Tsubouchi


Hara Museum, English & Japanese


2012

My Way

Chinese Monograph of the artist published on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition at the Macao Museum of art, in 2012. 


Macao Museum of art, Chinese, Portuguese & English


2012

Mon petit théâtre de Peau d'Âne

In a sensitive text by Marie Desplechin, Othoniel talks about becoming an artist and his relationship to Pierre Loti's Little Donkey Skin theater.


Courtes & longues, French


2011

Comme à l'atelier de Jean-Michel Othoniel

In this original book, the artist encourages children to dream, and invites them to discover six of his sculptures in 3D by using augmented reality. 


Editions Centre Pompidou, French


2011

OTHONIEL

Monography published for "My Way," the artist's retrospective at the Centre Pompidou Paris, in 2010. Text by Catherine Grenier.


Skira Flammarion, English version


2011

My Way

Othoniel's Korean Monograph publised on the occasion of his retrospective at the Plateau, Seoul, in 2011. Text by Soyeon Ahn.


Plateau Editions, Seoul. Korea


2011

OTHONIEL

Monograph published for "My Way," the artist's retrospective at the Centre Pompidou Paris, in 2010. Text by Catherine Grenier.


Editions du Centre Pompidou, French version


2010

Why Glass ?

"Why glass?" is a question frequently asked to Jean-Michel Othoniel. In this manifesto, he recounts his discovery of the mythical material.


Jannink, French


2009

Un Cœur abstrait

With the support of the "Monaco Project for the Arts," the School of Visual Arts organized an exhibition dedicated to the work of Jean-Michel Othoniel.


Actes Sud, English


2009

Les Nœuds de Janus

This pop-up book presents watercolors by the artist, which become 3D models of his future sculptures, with drawings that become ribbons projected into the air.


Dilecta editions & Galerie Perrotin


2009

See exhibition

L'Herbier Merveilleux

Othoniel shares his research on the symbolism of flowers. By pointing out their discreet presence in numerous paintings, he gives us the key to their secret language.


Actes Sud, sold out


2008

L'édredon cellulique

This little book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition of Jean-Michel Othoniel's Edredon Cellulique at the Musée du Feutre, in Mouzon (France), and unveils the artistic process behind this unique artwork, both fantastic and strange.


Musée du Feutre de Mouzon & Jean-Michel Othoniel, Français


2008

Othoniel

For the first time, Othoniel reveals his works on paper from the past decade. Published by Flammarion, the book brings together Christine Angot's text and 130 of the artist's watercolors.


Flammarion, French & English


2006

Ma Bibliothèque

This artist's book is an immersive journey into the artist's private library, built as a curiosity cabinet filled with wonders from all around the world.


Editions Héritage Architectural, bilingue Français-Anglais


2006

Le Petit Théâtre de Peau d'Âne

With texts by Catherine Deneuve, Bernard Marcadé, Rémy Louis, Yves Sabourin and others, this book traces the connections between the imaginary worlds of Pierre Loti and Othoniel.


2005

Crystal Palace

Catalogue of the exhibition « Crystal Palace » at the Fondation Cartier Paris, that was based on the idea of a processional from which emerged gigantic relics, blurring the limit between reality and the dream. Text by Hélène Kelmacther.


Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, French


2003

A Shadow in your Window

This edition/CDROM has been created by the artist during is residence in Villa Medicis, Rome, in 1996.


English & French


1999

Isole Eolie

Set of four plots in the footsteps of Raymond Roussel between Naples, the Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) and Palermo, proposed by Othoniel in 1993 as a facsimile of successive consignments published on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the passing of Raymond Roussel.

Editions Ailleurs, French


1993

Othoniel

Catalogue of the exhibition of the artist at Carré d'Art, Nimes (South of France), 1992.
Text by Bernard Marcadé.


Actes Sud, English & French


1992

Das Lapidarium

Catalogue of the artist's exhibition "Das Lapidarium" that took place at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 1990.


Künstlerhaus Bethanien,  Dutch


1990

El Suspiro del Moro

5 editions put together with a printed tape: Introduction I ou prélude, Monstrorum Historia ou les œuvres excessives, La Lettre d'Anna, Petit Atlas céleste précédé d'une Introduction sur les Constellations, Index-Rerum I et remerciements.

JMO Editions, French


1988

La Délicatesse dans l'art

JMO Editions, French


1988

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