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Duchamp : a biography

Author: Calvin Tomkins
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One of the giants of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp changed the course of modern art. Visual arts, music, dance, performance--nothing was ever the same again because he had shifted art's focus from the retinal to the mental. Duchamp sidestepped the banal and sentimental to find the relationship between symbol and object and to unearth the concepts underlying art itself.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin Tomkins
ISBN: 0805008233 9780805008234
OCLC Number: 34704870
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Description: 550 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Calvin Tomkins.

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One of the giants of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp changed the course of modern art. Visual arts, music, dance, performance--nothing was ever the same again because he had shifted art's focus from the retinal to the mental. Duchamp sidestepped the banal and sentimental to find the relationship between symbol and object and to unearth the concepts underlying art itself.

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