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Duchamp : a biography

Author: Calvin Tomkins
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1996.
Series: A John Macrae/Owl book
Edition/Format:   Print 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: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin Tomkins
ISBN: 0805008233 9780805008234 0805057897 9780805057898
OCLC Number: 34704870
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Description: 550 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: APPENDIX: "The creative act" by Marcel Duchamp.
Series Title: A John Macrae/Owl book
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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