Duchamp

Duchamp

by Janis Mink
     
 

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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

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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:
Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist
  • approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions
  • a concise biography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836543934
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
747,784
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Janis Mink studied art history at Smith College and gained her doctorate in Hamburg under Martin Warnke. She is presently a writer and curator.

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