By Thomas Girst
“Girst elegantly unravels the skeins of Duchamp’s considering. . . . a necessary compendium for confusing out a vital artist.” —Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Among the main influential artists of the final hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds nice attract for plenty of modern artists around the globe and is basically thought of to be one of many founding fathers of recent paintings. regardless of this reputation, books on Duchamp are frequently hyper-theoretical, hardly offering the artist in an available method. This new booklet explores the artist’s existence and paintings via brief, alphabetical dictionary entries that introduce his legacy in a transparent and fascinating way.
From alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and home windows, The Duchamp Dictionary bargains a pithy and readable textual content that pulls on in-depth scholarship and the very most modern study. Thomas Girst contains with regards to two hundred entries at the best 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 choose entries, shooting the irreverent spirit of the artist himself.
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The Duchamp Dictionary by Thomas Girst