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Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp

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ebook, 216 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1971)
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Duchamp is the greatest artist in the 20th Century. And this book is a fascinating conversation between the artist and Pierre Cabanne about his work and his aesthetic. Very much an essential read with respect to 20th Century art practices.
Greg Mills
Wonderful, low-key book that shows DuChamp as his eternally bemused, lucid self.
Evan Cordes
Don't read this.
Lise Harlev
Every art student should read this
Mar 11, 2008 Thomas.harrop rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artists and art lovers
Recommended to Thomas.harrop by: Ralph Gibson, photographer
Shelves: read-in-the-past
Great book about the nature of art. I don't really like Duchamp's art and the whole idea of the Dada movement that much but this book lets you into his world to see what his thought processes was. It strips away all of the academic crap where people try to second guess what he was thinking and goes right to the source.

I would love to buy another copy as my original copy was stolen by someone I used to work with. Email me if you have one you can part with.
Cred foarte mult in erotism, deoarece este o valoare destul de raspandita in toata lumea, un lucru pe care oamenii il inteleg destul de usor. El inlocuieste - daca pot sa spun asa - tot ceea ce alte scoli au numit simbolism, romantism...este o modalitate de a scoate la lumina zilei lucruri care stau mereu ascunse. //
- Ce sentimente v-au animat in acele vremuri?
- O curiozitate de nestapanit.
Marcel Duchamp raspunzand la intrebarea lui Pierre Cabanne, 1966
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Duchamp always said that writers write for themselves and not their subject, and this is certainly proved true by the series of interviews that Cabanne conducted with him over the last decade of his life-- Duchamp dispels many of the fetishistic tendencies that so many writers have fallen into when trying to articulate many of the intentionally oblique aspects of his work. In this slim volume, Duchamp speaks for his own work, and it might be all you need to know.
He would have been a very interesting man to meet.
I really enjoyed hearing in his own words how he thought about his own art and found him to be strong in his own opinions but really not caring much at all about how others saw or felt about him.
Refreshing, and quite different in some cases in regard to his art and what his intentions were, or were not,
compared to some of the things I have read written about him and his work.
Duchamp laid much of the conceptual groundwork for the direction of art up to today from Warhol to Nauman. He was concerned with art and artists as social and institutional constructs, preceding these issues becoming ubiquitous in art discourse. In conversation his unusual wit, perception, and irreverence really come through.
Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
Brilliant. This is the nearest thing to actually meeting and interviewing the man. No student of 20th Century Art can afford to leave this one on the shelf.
Very inspiring and helpful to me at the time in my life when I encountered it.
nikhil shah
Interviewed by someone that knows enough to make the conversations worthwhile.
Duchamp is one of the most fascinating minds of the 20th century.
Duchamp's the maestro.
Another old fave.
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