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Marc Décimo
 
Linguist, semiotician and art historian, Marc Décimo is Professor of Contemporary Art History in Paris-X Nanterre and Regent of the College of 'Pataphysics (Chair of Literary, Ethnographical and Architectural Amoriography). He is the editor of Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor's memories with Marcel Duchamp, and of Brisset's complete works. He published around twenty books on fous littéraires and historical avant-gardes, including an essay on Brisset (Jean-Pierre Brisset - Prince des Penseurs), and numerous books on Duchamp: Duchamp mis à nu (“Duchamp laid bare”), Duchamp facile (“Duchamp made easy”)...

See also Marc Décimo & Tanka G. Tremblay.
 

 
2017
French edition
An introductory examination of asylum art before the theorization of art brut, followed by a new critical edition of French alienist Marcel Réja's study on the “madmen's art”.

2016
French edition
Outside museums, on the roadsides, a journey through the gardens and backyards of Europe and America to discover the "madmen's art": an illustrated essay on the birth and the future of Art Brut (new expanded edition).

2014
French edition
Science and Pataphysics, volume I: the history of the origin myths—how science is torn from what is now defined as pseudo-science.

2014
French edition
Science and Pataphysics, volume II: the birth of linguistics, as an academic field, in France, and the ideological and political issues that contribute to this implementation.

2014
French edition
Does Mona Lisa deserve her mustache? An erudite review of 180 pre- and post-Duchamp caricatures and misappropriations.

2013
French edition
Herminie Hanin (a figure of art brut, “fou littéraire” with a tendency to paranoia, inventor of the plane trap) inaugurates the series “Les Hétéroclites” (“Heterogeneous”), created by Marc Décimo to explore the relations between literature, art, insanity and creation.

2009
French edition
An essay on the reception of Jean-Pierre-Brisset's work among his contemporaries and successors, its relationship with futurism, pataphysics, surrealism, dada, etc., its sources and its offspring in the fields of literature, linguistics, psychoanalysis, science, philosophy and art.

2005
French edition
A new approach of Duchamp's keywords.

2005
French edition
An essay on Paul Tisseyre Ananké, the military officer in saharian French colonies and writer, which proposes a linguistic and biographic approach, accompanying the reedition of Ananké's book, denouncing the horrors of the French colonisation in Africa.

2004
French edition
Marcel Duchamp “laid bare” by Marc Décimo who talks about the creative process in this essay on the father of conceptual art.

2002
French edition
An essay on Duchamp's readings, and a systematic chart of his personnal library.

2001
French edition
A complete panorama of the astonishing personality of the unknown writer, grammarian, cosmologist and inventor.