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. A New York Times Notable Book of Booklist Editor’s Choice, The celebrated, full-scale life of the century’s most influential artist. One of the giants of the. First published to great acclaim in , New Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp () has.

Author: Branris Kabar
Country: Haiti
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 23 August 2004
Pages: 423
PDF File Size: 15.13 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.84 Mb
ISBN: 484-2-92505-927-5
Downloads: 36548
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Migar

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Whether you took a twentieth century art survey in college and only know Duchamp as the guy who wrote R. I’m taking a class on Duchamp right now and this effortlessly readable biography has been such a tomkons companion to the more theoretical things I’ve been assigned.

Review “If you’re interested in where it all came from-pop art, minimal art, performance art, process art, kinetic art, antiform art, multimedia art or any other labels-get hold of Duchamp at once.

Refresh and try again. There are some things we’ll never know about him.

I understand much more than I did before. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. No eBook available Amazon. No book in a long while has made me think as deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biography of Marcel Duchamp.

  AIA B143 PDF

So I dcuhamp ignore those parts.

English Choose a language for shopping. What I can say is that as someone who had a slim but strong appreciation for Duchamp’s work and duchqmp almost nothing of his life and personality, I found this book to be readable, interesting, and insightful.

More decisively than anyone else, Duchamp advanced the idea that art should be its own reality and not an imitation of something outside itself.

Duchamp: A Biography

A great biography of a very influential man by ttomkins very important art critic. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I could read it every day. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

A must read for any art lover.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Duchamp sidestepped the banal and sentimental to find the relationship between symbol and object and to unearth the concepts underlying art itself.

Because he lived in New York City on 14th Street for a period of his life, his biography seems surprisingly present day. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The authoritative Biography on the original “non-artist”. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a general editor of Newsweek, a post he held from through 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins.


The Bride and the Bachelors: A Biography A John Macrae book. Alyn McCarty rated it really liked it May 17, In the world of Duchampiana that wouldn’t be unreasonable.

Follow the Author

But the good news is that all the stories available are compiled in one easy-to-curl-up-with biography that reveals the real history of 20th Century Art in a straightforward manner. Tomkins, along with Octavio Paz, is the foremost expert on all things Duchampian. The author spoke with Ann TemkinChief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, and artist Paul Chan to discuss Duchamp’s storied career, new revelations about his life discovered in recent years, and the lasting influence of his work on the art of today.

FALL Page He says he worked on it for decades. Calvin Tomkins’s freshly reissued Duchamp: Pages with related products.

Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins

Books by Calvin Tomkins. Learn more about Amazon Prime. See and discover other items: And I think I have some idea, as I’ve been doing research for a film about Marcel Duchamp, and this is the best, most detailed and comprehensive book I’ve encountered. Edited with afterword by Georg Vrachliotis.