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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jerrold E Seigel
|Description:||viii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Fame: A Prologue --
2. Subjective Spaces --
3. Motions and Mysteries --
4. Desire, Delay, and the Fourth Dimension: The Large Glass --
5. Private Worlds Made Public: The Readymades --
6. Words and Windows --
7. Loving and Working --
8. The Self as Other --
9. Conclusion: Art and Its Freedoms.
Behind that puzzle were the great modernist themes of isolation, perpetuated desire, and the imagined dissolution of the self. These themes entered Duchamp's mind both from his social and cultural environment and from the shaping experience of his family; around them were woven the patterns of working and loving that Seigel uncovers in his life. Duchamp emerges not just as a coherent, understandable personality, but as an exemplary one, his very eccentricities reflecting essential dimensions of modern experience.