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by Anne D'Harnoncourt

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ISBN: 3791310186
ISBN13: 978-3791310183
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Anne D'Harnoncourt
Language: English
Publisher: Prestel Pub (December 1, 1989)
Pages: 360 pages
ePUB size: 1713 kb
FB2 size: 1477 kb
Rating: 4.2
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I had seen this exhibition in New York in the mid 1970s when I was a teenager and totally gaga over dada. It is a great overview of the exhibition, which traveled to various museums during that time. There are also a number of fascinating articles in this volume about Duchamp's work Beautiful plates including The Large Glass from both sides, with accompanying diagrams depicting all the parts of the "apparatus." I had purchased this volume at the museum at the time but it disappeared some time in the intervening years. It was wonderful to come across it and to be able to replace it.
Marcel had an interesting life with a circle of artist, poets and chess players. This book gives insight and details to help understand him and his art work. Jasper Johns has written of his work as the “field where language, thought and vision act on one another.”
Very good overview with various essays to give context. 100 years since the "Fountain" of 1917 is a must read.
"Marcel Duchamp has changed the history of modern art. His impact on the 20th century is rivaled only by that of Picasso and Matisse...." "Nude Descending a Staircase," "The Bride Stipped Bare by Her Bachelors," and the Readymades are landmarks in the art of our century, but reference to them only begins to suggest the scope of DuChamp's oeuvre...."

This book contains
- a documented photographic survey of Duchamp's works (over 90 pp)
- 10 original essays by scholars and critics
- passages from DuChamp's prose
- comments from contemporaries
- documentary illustrations
- a DuChamp chronology (over 20 pp)
- bibliography (10 pp)

My favorites among the essays are Tancock's "The Influence of Marcel Duchamp" and Lucy Lippard's collation "The Romantic Adventures of an Adversative Rotarian or Allreadymadsomuchoff."

Hardback in cloth-covered boards with a sewn binding; large format; with dustjacket; 334 pp and over 300 illustrations, mostly black and white.
I was happy to find this book in a used book store. Duchamp books are relatively hard to find, and some of the best ones are very expensive. I scanned the table of contents and the back cover so you can see what is here. It is a good sized 8.4 x 11 inch paperback filled with illustrations and important essays. I think of it as a very good addition to my art library and to my Duchamp collection in particular. Worth the low prices offered on Amazon!