By Thomas Girst
“Girst elegantly unravels the skeins of Duchamp’s considering. . . . a vital compendium for confusing out a vital artist.” —Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
one of the so much influential artists of the final hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds nice attract for plenty of modern artists around the world and is essentially thought of to be one of many founding fathers of contemporary artwork. regardless of this reputation, books on Duchamp are usually hyper-theoretical, infrequently featuring the artist in an available manner. This new booklet explores the artist’s lifestyles 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 attracts on in-depth scholarship and the very most recent study. Thomas Girst contains with regards to two hundred entries at the finest and demanding artistic endeavors, relationships, humans, and ideas 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 every one letter of the alphabet and accompany decide upon entries, shooting the irreverent spirit of the artist himself. fifty nine colour illustrations
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19. Ibid. (Note no. 20). 20. Ibid. (Note no. 9). 21. Cabanne, 1987, p. sixteen. 22. Jouffroy, 1954, p. thirteen. 23. Seitz, 1963, pp. a hundred and ten, 112–13, 129–31, p. one hundred thirty. 24. Thomas Girst, ‘Prix Marcel Duchamp 2000: Seven Questions for Thomas Hirschhorn’, in Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp stories on-line magazine, vol. 2, factor four (January 2000),