The Duchamp Dictionary

Thomas Girst


“Girst elegantly unravels the skeins of Duchamp’s pondering. . . . a vital compendium for confusing out an important artist.” —Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

one of the such a lot influential artists of the final hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds nice attract for plenty of modern artists all over the world and is essentially thought of to be one of many founding fathers of recent artwork. regardless of this reputation, books on Duchamp are usually hyper-theoretical, hardly providing the artist in an available manner. This new booklet explores the artist’s existence and paintings via brief, alphabetical dictionary entries that introduce his legacy in a transparent and interesting way.

From alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and home windows, The Duchamp Dictionary deals a pithy and readable textual content that pulls on in-depth scholarship and the very most modern study. Thomas Girst comprises just about two hundred entries at the finest and significant artistic endeavors, relationships, humans, and concepts in Duchamp’s life—from The Bicycle Wheel and Fountain to Walter and Louise Arensberg, Peggy Guggenheim, Katherine Dreier, and Arturo Schwarz. pleasant, newly commissioned illustrations introduce each one letter of the alphabet and accompany opt for entries, shooting the irreverent spirit of the artist himself. fifty nine colour illustrations

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