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The Bride and the Bachelors
     

The Bride and the Bachelors

by Calvin Tomkins
 

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The Bride and the Bachelors, published here in a revised and expanded edition, is one of the essential art books of the last half-century. Its witty and readable accounts of the lives and work of Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Jean Tinguely, Robert Rauschenberg, and Merce Cunningham reveal the ways in which they influenced one another, and opened the way to new

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The Bride and the Bachelors, published here in a revised and expanded edition, is one of the essential art books of the last half-century. Its witty and readable accounts of the lives and work of Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Jean Tinguely, Robert Rauschenberg, and Merce Cunningham reveal the ways in which they influenced one another, and opened the way to new perspectives on the nature and purpose of art. The addition of Tomkins's more recent profile of Jasper Johns, as he reflects on his six-decade career, completes the cycle and provides fresh insights on the ever-shifting relationships between art and contemporary life. This edition includes a new introduction by the author, and forty pages of color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670002481
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/08/1968
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Calvin Tomkins has written more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Living Well Is the Best Revenge and the critically acclaimed biography Duchamp, both to be re-released in 2014 as revised editions by the Museum of Modern Art. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1960, and is best known for his profiles of art world personalities. He lives in New York City with his wife, Dodie Kazanjian.

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