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.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Visual arts, music, dance, performance–nothing was ever the same again because he had shifted art’s focus from the retinal to the mental.

Duchamp: A Biography

Dec 15, Megan Kirschenbaum rated it really liked it. The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp is widely considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, yet his personal life remained an enigma tomkind his avidly scrutinized career.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Although he was sociable and a leader in the Village art scene for duchakp, Duchamp always kept himself a bit aloof and didn’t reveal all that much about his thinking or his personal life.

I didn’t expect a deep artistic analysis and I got in spades what I expected – a bit of insight into the thinking of Duchamp and the human being he was. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A Biography MoMA is the defining portrait of the art world’s great provocateur. No book in a long while has made me think to,kins deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biography of Marcel Duchamp.


He wrote the Art World column from to I like the exhaustive biographical research put into this book, but Tompkins unabashed hero worship of Duchamp has been taken a bit too far, despite the long shadow Duchamp has cast upon art. The author’s duchqmp with the subject and glorious prose style, wit, and deep sense of irony–“the only antidote to despair”–make him the perfect writer to bring this stunning life story to viography readers everywhere.

More often than not, he ends up taking Duchamp’s own explanations at face value, a very dodgy procedure.

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He wrote his first fiction piece for the magazine inand his first fact piece in Maybe he should write another book about how he wrote this one. Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. Jeannine Lemiszki rated it liked it Jan 18, Open Preview See a Problem? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Biography Calvin Tomkins No preview available – New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. FALL Page In Duchamp, Tomkins has found a biographer’s greatest challenge — a subject of such wide ranging intellect that the biographer must himself possess great intelligence and imagination in order to grasp the implications of the ideas which he’s outlining.

Mar 15, Roberta rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It’s probably best for beginners to read about MD’s art instead of his life. So I just ignore those parts. First published to great acclaim inNew Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp has been out of print for many years. No eBook available Amazon.

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I wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful book to everyone who knows how to read English. Introduction by Arlif Dirlik. Customers who bought this tomkjns also bought. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In addition tomkims being an incredible artist in his own right, he also created some incredible modern solutions for promoting his friends’ shows and galleries. Tompkins does his level best to provide a context for the work, but while he uncovers information about how the work came into being as in his account of the famous “Fountain” readymade and does a good job of describing the formal qualities of individual pieces, he doesn’t seem to have the theoretical equipment for more trenchant analysis.

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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. This is the most djchamp book I’ve ever read on Duchamp.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Showing of 10 reviews. With a few pictures. Absolutely useful book for anyone who wants the most accurate and obscure details of Duchamp’s life.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Daniel Danzer rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Nov 25, Frank McAdam rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m taking a class on Duchamp right now and this effortlessly readable biography has been such a fun companion to the more theoretical things I’ve been assigned.

Books by Calvin Tomkins. I suppose you could say that Duchamp’s real work of art was his life, and while Duchamps himself remains elusive, the portraits of Picabia, Jarry, Wood, Arensburg, etc are fascinating. Ships from and tomkina by Amazon. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.