Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968

Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968

Art as Anti-art

Book - 2006
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An enigma to art historians and a great source of inspiration to other artists Someone else may have invented the wheel, but Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) invented the ready-made. A bottle dryer may be a bottle dryer, but signed by Duchamp it is also one of the major works of 20th century art.

Duchamp has been an enigma to art historians and a great source of inspiration to other artists. This study addresses the myth and reveals the compelling charisma of Marcel Duchamp. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Publisher: Hong Kong ; Los Angeles : Taschen, c2006
ISBN: 9783822863169
Characteristics: 95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Duchamp


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Jul 14, 2014

If ever there was an artist whose work best epitomized the Dadaist/Surrealist movement which came into existence in the early 20th Century, it would be the overall input of French-born artist, Marcel Duchamp.

With "Art as Anti-Art", Marcel Duchamp, and the flagrant self-irony of his "ready-mades", such as his famous "Fountain" (a reclaimed urinal) broke new ground in the art world and, surprisingly enough, actually helped to redefine this medium as we know it today.

Author Janis Mink's well-researched book is a first-rate study of the artist and the man, Marcel Duchamp.

Anyway - This glossy presentation of Mink's includes a choice selection of full-page, colour photographs showcasing many of Duchamp's most recognized works from every stage of his artistic career.


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