This revised edition of Calvin Tomkins’s Duchamp: A Biography arrives on the artist from the Time-Life Library of Art; The World of Marcel Duchamp appeared. Nearly everything about L.A. appealed to Ruscha. He wanted to live there, and he knew that the only thing he could be was an artist. By Calvin Tomkins. The two most recent indications of the thriving Duchamp enterprise are Calvin Tomkins’ new book Duchamp: A Biography, miraculously the only one of the artist .

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Marcel Duchamp’s life is sometimes described as his greatest work of art, but not until now, with the publication of Calvin Tomkins’s monumental biography, has the interplay of life and art been fully revealed.

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Nov 25, Duchaml McAdam rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was the unusual combination of being very relaxed and easy, and ready to talk about anything on any level. A Biography MoMA is the defining portrait of the art world’s great provocateur. More decisively than anyone else, Duchamp advanced the idea that art should be its own reality and not an imitation of something outside itself. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I wanted to know why Duchamp gave up art to play chess.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Jenna Lyons covered everything from her year career at J. I haven’t read it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very readable biography that immerses you in the world Duchamp lived in and explains the way Etant Donne got made.

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A bit of holiday glitter on Fifth Avenue. Duchmp McCarty rated it really liked it May 17, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Tommkins was a reporter for the New Yorker. Tompkins does his level best to provide a context for the work, caalvin while he uncovers information about how the work came into being as in his account of the famous “Fountain” readymade and does a good job of describing the formal qualities of individual pieces, he do Although he was sociable and a leader in the Village art scene for decades, Duchamp always kept himself a bit aloof and didn’t reveal all that much about his thinking or his personal life.


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A biographer also has to have an above average sense of humor to bring out the humanity in Duchamp. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The more I learned the more I liked Duchamp less, but that makes for an interesting read. No eBook available Amazon. Jeannine Lemiszki rated it liked it Jan 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Born into a large, closely knit bourgeois family, Duchamp followed his older brothers to Paris a few years before Cubism had revolutionized painting.

Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. I didn’t expect a deep artistic analysis and I got in spades what I expected – a bit of insight into the thinking of Duchamp and the human being he was. Tomkins states he isn’t going to speculate about Duchamp’s interior life, and he sticks to his word.

The paper and reproductions are crips and clean, but the paperback binding is a bit flimsy. Duchamp A Biography is an updated edition of the book which first came out in