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The Duchamp Dictionary
Among the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern art. Despite this popularity, books on Duchamp are often hyper-theoretical, rarely presenting the artist in an accessible way. This new book explores the artist’s life a ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Thames Hudson
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I picked this up while I was reading "Where the Heart Beats" about the life of John Cage because Cage was hugely influenced by Duchamp. I studied Dada and Surrealism in college and knew many of Duchamp's famous works but couldn't get my head around why he was so celebrated. This book fixed all that. The dictionary format ended up being a great way to learn about Duchamp and get inside his way of thinking. A fantastic read.