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Marcel Duchamp at the Age of 85: An Icon of Conceptual Photography
     

Marcel Duchamp at the Age of 85: An Icon of Conceptual Photography

by Marcel Duchamp (Artist), Herbert Molderings (Text by), Frederick Kiesler (Text by), Percy Rainford (Photographer)
 
In 1945, Marcel Duchamp published a photographic self-portrait in the American magazine View which depicted him--according to the caption--“at the age of 85.” In reality he was, at the time, only 58 years old. In other words, the camera was being used as a “time machine,” but not, as customary, to capture a present moment, but rather to

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In 1945, Marcel Duchamp published a photographic self-portrait in the American magazine View which depicted him--according to the caption--“at the age of 85.” In reality he was, at the time, only 58 years old. In other words, the camera was being used as a “time machine,” but not, as customary, to capture a present moment, but rather to look into the future. Until now, the circumstances surrounding this early instance of the “staged photograph” were unknown. This book includes a recently discovered script by Friedrich Kiesler, published here for the first time, in which Kiesler describes in full detail how he assisted his friend Duchamp in styling himself as a senile artist–philosopher for the lens of New York photographer Percy Rainford. The well-known Duchamp expert Herbert Molderings interprets Duchamp’s self-portrait as an innovative, conceptual use of photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783863353322
Publisher:
Walther Konig, Koln
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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