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Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 ; l'art contre l'art

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) is best-known for his "ready-mades" - such as the urinal, entitled "Fountain" and "signed" R. Mutt. This study tackles the enigma of this major 20th-century artist. ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published May 12th 2000 by TASCHEN (first published July 1978)
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Ian
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, scholarly
Quotes:

Why Not Sneeze? (1921) was the kind of transitional object that channeled the hot air of Dada into the lungs of Surrealism, which was at that time just evolving.

Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) (1912) seemed to "Futurist" to the Cubists involved with the Salon des Independants, because it contained movement. The Cubists wanted to clarify and strengthen their position against other "isms" that were cropping up.
Duchamp responded to his withdrawal of his painting: "Well, if that's the wa
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Margarita
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book focuses primarily on Duchamp's art, quite heavily between 1911-1917. It's not exactly clear how the book's organized - Neither by theme nor chronology. So, it's a bit messy in that regard. Although it doesn't get into much detail about his life or his later years as an artist, it's still a decent introductory read. ...more
Leonard
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fine book with lots of text as well as photos and illustrations about the artist and his work. If you want to introduce yourself to Duchamp, or vice versa, this may be the book to read.
Jean-luc
Sep 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Duchamp approach to Art has been very complex, fluctuating and impredictable. This book does not really help getting a better insight. Good for getting the flavour of it, though.
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