EA The Duchamp Book

EA The Duchamp Book

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By Gavin Parkinson
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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was, without doubt, one of the most influential and controversial artists of the twentieth century. No other artist has attracted such a wealth of contradictory interpretation and commentary. Associated with Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, he avoided being too closely allied with any one art movement. Credited with the invention of the 'readymade' and a champion of what he termed non-retinal art, he was nevertheless responsible for some of the most iconic works of his era, including Nude Descending a Staircase (1912), The Large Glass (1915-23), Fountain (1917) and Etant donnees (1946-66).

The book begins with an accessible introduction to Duchamp's career, putting the reader on a secure footing for the arguments that follow. Duchamp's work is explored through key themes: the question of authorship and identity; the artist's preoccupation with eroticism; the twin poles of alchemy and science that have played such a part in interpretations of Duchamp; the uses of language of secrecy in his work; and the fundamental role of humour and play in his practice that has often confounded high-minded critics.

Through its close examination of Duchamp's actual works and the demystifying of much of the frequently obscure discourse that surrounds them, The Duchamp Book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the most enigmatic and fascinating artists of recent times.
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  • Artist Marcel Duchamp
  • Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
  • Author Gavin Parkinson
  • ISBN 978 1 85437 766 1
  • Paperback Yes
  • Number of illustrations 112 colour illustrations
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • No of pages 248 pp
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Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

Wine

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