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Duchamp & Co

Cabanne, Pierre; Snowden, Peter - Engish Translator

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ISBN 10: 2879391350 / ISBN 13: 9782879391359
Published by Terrail, Francestown, New Hampshire, 1997
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206 Pages. Trade Paperback iwth Dust Jacket Like Flaps. Tight sqaure book with only some very minor cover edge and corner wear and cover reading crease at spine. A faultless interior that includes more than 140 colour illustrations. Copy Number 140. Printed in Italy Some know Marcel Duchamp as a great chessplayer, In his lifetime, he was famous for his personal elegance and his profound indifference to money. He was also a key figure in the history of modern art, who astonished, disturbed and shocked his contemporaries with his unusual and often absurd works. With Fountain, he showed how the artist's will alone could elevate an industrial object -- a porcelain urinal -- to the status of a work of art, merely by signing it and exhibiting it in a gallery. In doing so, he brought about a crucial change in the practice of art, which culiminated in the second half of this century in the assertion of the primacy of the artist over the object. The only Duchamp's disciples had in common was their capacity for controversy. Yeet through them, he became the undisputed guru of the international avant-garde. --- From the back cover. Contents in Five Chapters: A Young Man of Good Provincial Family, I Was Preoccupied with the Idea of the Bride, New York - Paris The Dada Years, The Large Lass in Context, and Birth of a Myth. Includes a Bibliography. Scans available. Large heavy book that may incur additional charges for Priority Shiping to some locations. Size: 9 1/2" x 12". Bookseller Inventory # 13100

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Title: Duchamp & Co

Publisher: Terrail, Francestown, New Hampshire

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Full-color illustrations reproduce a panorama of artistic creation in Marcel Duchamp's day, including the artist's hallmark works. The author, a leading authority on Duchamp, guides readers toward an understanding of the unconventional nature of his art and his influence on the generations of creative spirits who followed him. 140 color illustrations.

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