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Alchemist of the Avante-Garde
John F. Moffitt
0791457109
June 2003
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Book Description
A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover
"Acknowledged as the "Artist of the Century," Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) left a legacy that dominates the art world to this day. Inventing the ironically dégagé attitude of "ready-made" art-making, Duchamp heralded the postmodern era and replaced Pablo Picasso as the role model for avant-garde artists. John F. Moffitt challenges commonly accepted interpretations of Duchamp's art and persona by showing that his mature art, after 1910, is largely drawn from the influence of the occult traditions. Moffitt demonstrates that the key to understanding the cryptic meaning of...


Marcel Duchamp
With Neil Cox
0500203229
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1914 Marcel Duchamp has been called all of these. No artist of the twentieth century has aroused more passion and controversy, nor exerted a greater influence on art--the very essence of which Duchamp challenged and redefined as concept rather than product by questioning its traditionally privileged optical nature. At the same time, he never ceased to be engaged, openly or secretly, in provocative and enigmatic activities and works that transformed traditional art-making procedures. This definitive monograph, written with the enthusiastic support of Duchamp's widow, challenges received ideas, misunderstandings, and misinformation

Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art
Rene Steinke
0060778016
December 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Literary Review editor Steinke's second novel (after The Fires) is a lively, sympathetic fictionalized account of the true adventures of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a poet, artist's model and friend of Marcel Duchamp whose irrepressible life bordered on the fashionably sordid. Fleeing her burgher home in Swinemünde, Germany, at age 19 for the liberation—and poverty—of Berlin circa 1904, Elsa learns early to lie about her past and dress outrageously (often in male clothing), attracting numerous men who provide entrée to high society. Three husbands determine the direction of her life: the first, August, is an effete, hashish-smoking architect; the second, his best friend, Franz, is a charming, tortured poet and con man who brings Elsa to New York only to desert her; and the last...


The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp
Thierry De Duve
0262041170
Oct 1991
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A variety of scholars give their accounts of the career and meaning of Marcel Duchamp, pioneer of conceptual art. Illustrations. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
The Duchamp scholars represented here are the leading European and American critics of their generation - a number of whom have staked out opposing territories, making for a particularly animated critique of this fascinating artist and his provocative work.

Eric Cameron, Herbert Molderings, and Francis Naumann probe the philosophical implications of Duchamp's skepticism, eroticism, and paradoxical acceptance of contradiction.

William Camfield and Thierry de Duve investigate the events that led to the creation of Duchamp's infamous Fountain. Jean...


Writings of Marcel Duchamp
Michel Sanouillet (Editor)
0306803410
April 1989
Paperback
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Infinite Regress
David Joselit
0262100673
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Two art historians contribute these most recent additions to the greatly expanding library of Duchamp literature. The more far-reaching of the two is Joselit (Univ. of California, Irvine), who ambitiously attempts to find a "center" for Duchamp's multifarious oeuvre. No other artist of such great influence and importance produced a body of work that is so complex (so constantly turning in on itself), and Joselit feels scholars have too often focused only on one theme, period, or medium. Simply put, Joselit argues that Duchamp's transformations are that center and are "organized around a consistent dynamic or interplay between materiality and its measure or the body and its (self) identification." Along the way he does touch on virtually all periods; his analysis of Duchamp's often neglected linguistic readymades is...


Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, New York, Paris
Leah Dickerman
1933045205
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Along with Russian constructivism and surrealism, Dada stands as one of the three most significant movements of the historical avant-garde. Born in the heart of Europe in the midst of World War I, Dada displayed a raucous skepticism about accepted values. Its embrace of new materials, of collage and assemblage techniques, of the designation of manufactured objects as art objects as well as its interest in performance, sound poetry, and manifestos fundamentally shaped the terms of modern art practice and created an abiding legacy for postwar art. Yet, while the word Dada has common currency, few know much about Dada art itself. In contrast to other key avant-garde movements, there has never been a major American exhibition that explores Dada specifically in broad view. Dada--the catalogue to the exhibition on view in...


Displaying the Marvelous
Lewis Kachur
0262112566
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Kachur's account is a valuable contribution to the reception history of modern art in American popular culture." -- Sheldon Nodelman, Art in America
"A compulsive and beautifully presented read.. -- David Gove Surman, Leonardo
"Unique and perceptive research...a remarkable and insightful narrative of installation art's beginnings." -- Petra Rigby Watson, Parachute
"Anyone specializing in the history of Surrealism or the history of installation art will find this book essential reading." -- John A. Walker, The Art Book

Book Description
Surrealism in its late phase often abandoned neutral exhibition spaces in favor of environments that embodied subjective ideologies. These exhibitions offered startled viewers an early version of installation art before the form existed as...


The Duchamp Effect
Martha Buskirk
0262522179
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
This expanded edition of the fall 1994 special issue of October includes new essays by Sarat Maharaj and by Molly Nesbit and Naomi Sawelson-Gorse. It also includes the transcript of an exchange between T. J. Clark and Benjamin Buchloh which presents new responses to the problems raised by this immediately popular (and now out of print) issue of the journal.

The Duchamp Effect is an investigation of the historical reception of the work of Marcel Duchamp from the 1950s to the present, including interviews by Benjamin Buchloh (with Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Robert Morris), Elizabeth Armstrong (with Ed Ruscha and Bruce Conner), and Martha Buskirk (with Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Fred Wilson) and a round-table discussion of the Duchamp effect on conceptual art.

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Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Mary V. Dearborn
0618128069
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Dearborn celebrates Guggenheim, the iconoclastic doyenne of abstract expressionism, in this appreciative, thorough biography. Born in 1898 to a "poor" branch of the family, Guggenheim moved to Europe in 1920, where she befriended such modernist notables as Djuna Barnes and Marcel Duchamp. After two failed marriages (to alcoholic, volatile writers), Guggenheim began to collect surrealist and other modern art seriously, opening the Guggenheim Jeune in London in 1938. During WWII, she preserved numerous artworks—and artists—by getting them to the U.S.; she also began a long, turbulent relationship with Max Ernst. In wartime New York, Guggenheim opened Art of This Century; the explosively popular gallery brought fame to Jackson Pollock, Joseph Cornell and others. Dearborn, who has authored biographies of...


Infinite Regress
David Joselit
0262600382
Feb 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Two art historians contribute these most recent additions to the greatly expanding library of Duchamp literature. The more far-reaching of the two is Joselit (Univ. of California, Irvine), who ambitiously attempts to find a "center" for Duchamp's multifarious oeuvre. No other artist of such great influence and importance produced a body of work that is so complex (so constantly turning in on itself), and Joselit feels scholars have too often focused only on one theme, period, or medium. Simply put, Joselit argues that Duchamp's transformations are that center and are "organized around a consistent dynamic or interplay between materiality and its measure or the body and its (self) identification." Along the way he does touch on virtually all periods; his analysis of Duchamp's often neglected linguistic readymades is...


Affectueusement, Marcel: Marcel Duchamp: The Selected Correspondence
Marcel Duchamp
9055442496
October 1999
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

Excerpted from Affectionately, Marcel : The Selected Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp, Francis M. Naumann, Hector Obalk. Copyright © 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
New York, 327 East 58 ST (1954-1959) 16 January 1954 Duchamp marries Alexina ["Teeny"] Sattler Matisse (1906-1995). They move into an apartment at 327 East 58th Street (formerly occupied by Max Ernst), while Duchamp retains his studio at zoo West 14th Street. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 228. Marcel Duchamp to Walter Arensberg 23 January 1954, New York Jan 23. 1954 210 W. 14th St N.Y.C Dear Walter Thursday 21st received your large envelope with all the documents and I...


Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp
Pierre Cabanne
0306803038
August 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Marcel Duchamp
Rudolf E. Kuenzli
0262610728
Apr 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
One hundred years after his birth, Marcel Duchamp remains an enigma; no other artist, perhaps, has produced so varied a group of masterpieces in so short a span of time. These eleven illustrated essays explore the structure and meaning of Duchamp's work as part of an ongoing critical enterprise that has just begun. Ranging from the Munich period and the development of the ready-mades to the last work, Etant donnés, they present the latest thinking on Duchamp and his ideas.

Rudolf Kuenzli is curator of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa, editor of the journal Dada/Surrealism, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. Francis M. Naumann teaches at the Parsons School of Design and has written or numerous arts journals.


Duchamp
Janis Mink
3822863165
May 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Displaying the Marvelous
Lewis Kachur
0262611821
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Kachur's account is a valuable contribution to the reception history of modern art in American popular culture." -- Sheldon Nodelman, Art in America
"A compulsive and beautifully presented read." -- David Gove Surman, Leonardo
"Unique and perceptive research . . . an exacting and truly exciting visual and verbal coverage of the exhibitions." -- Petra Rigby Watson, Parachute
"Anyone specializing in the history of Surrealism or the history of installation art will find this book essential reading." -- John A. Walker, The Art Book

Book Description
Surrealism in its late phase often abandoned neutral exhibition spaces in favor of environments that embodied subjective ideologies. These exhibitions offered startled viewers an early version of installation art before the form...


Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art
Rene Steinke
0688176941
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Literary Review editor Steinke's second novel (after The Fires) is a lively, sympathetic fictionalized account of the true adventures of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a poet, artist's model and friend of Marcel Duchamp whose irrepressible life bordered on the fashionably sordid. Fleeing her burgher home in Swinemünde, Germany, at age 19 for the liberation—and poverty—of Berlin circa 1904, Elsa learns early to lie about her past and dress outrageously (often in male clothing), attracting numerous men who provide entrée to high society. Three husbands determine the direction of her life: the first, August, is an effete, hashish-smoking architect; the second, his best friend, Franz, is a charming, tortured poet and con man who brings Elsa to New York only to desert her; and the last...


The End of Art
Donald Kuspit
052154016X
February 2005
Paperback
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Review
"This is an excellent book for understanding the post-modern art scene and how the next generation of visual artists might proceed." Tampa Tribune

"Kuspit's view is persuasive...The End of Art didn't make my mind up for me; rather, it opened up room for debate with artist friends and fellow gallery hoppers about the definition of art, whether it can be judged according to a universal standard and where it's going. It made me more aware of my powers of perception and my power as a perceiver, and encouraged me to seek out art that pleases me, for whatever reason." The Nation

"This is an excellent book for understanding the post-modern art scene and how the next generation of visual artists might proceed." Tampa Tribune

Book Description
Donald Kuspit argues here that art is over...


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