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Marcel Duchamp

Author: Dawn Ades; Marcel Duchamp; Neil Cox; David Hopkins
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1999.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Genius, anti-artist, charlatan, guru, impostor? Since 1914 Marcel Duchamp has been called all these. No artist of the twentieth century has aroused more passion and controversy, nor exerted a greater influence on art, whose very nature Duchamp challenged and redefined as concept rather than product by questioning its traditionally privileged optical nature. At the same time, he never ceased to be engaged, openly or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Ades; Marcel Duchamp; Neil Cox; David Hopkins
ISBN: 0500203229 9780500203224
OCLC Number: 43657309
Description: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Origins --
ch. 2. Catholicism and the symbolist inheritance --
ch. 3. Passages --
ch. 4. Dry art, 'The Retinal Shudder' and the planning of the large glass --
ch. 5. The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (the Large Glass) --
ch. 6. Anti-art, Rrose Selavy and surrealism --
ch. 7. The readymades and 'Life on Credit' --
ch. 8. Replicas, casts and the infra-thin --
ch. 9. Etant donnès --
Postscript. Duchamp after Duchamp.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Dawn Ades, Neil Cox, and David Hopkins.

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"Genius, anti-artist, charlatan, guru, impostor? Since 1914 Marcel Duchamp has been called all these. No artist of the twentieth century has aroused more passion and controversy, nor exerted a greater influence on art, whose very nature Duchamp challenged and redefined as concept rather than product by questioning its traditionally privileged optical nature. At the same time, he never ceased to be engaged, openly or secretly, in provocative activities and works which transformed artmaking procedures. Written with the enthusiastic support of Duchamp's widow, this is one of the most original books ever written on this enigmatic artist, and challenges received ideas, misunderstanding and misinformation."--Jacket.

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