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. Nearly everything about L.A. appealed to Ruscha. He wanted to live there, and he knew that the only thing he could be was an artist. By Calvin Tomkins. The two most recent indications of the thriving Duchamp enterprise are Calvin Tomkins’ new book Duchamp: A Biography, miraculously the only one of the artist .

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Tomkins duchanp he isn’t going to speculate about Duchamp’s interior life, and he sticks to his word. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. John O’Toole rated it it was amazing Jan 17, I can’t speak to any of these concerns as this is the first book about Duchamp I have read.

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Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins

You must do a painting at the most in an afternoon. A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg. Set up a giveaway. The intention was to see some other side of it that might even be contrary to whatever importance or design it makes. Alyn McCarty rated it really liked it May 17, So I thought, what an amazing opportunity to educate all of us.


In addition to the photos of the famed artist from his book that were on display, there were also framed shots of Duchamp playing chess in the seemingly untouched West 10th Street space. And there is also more in-depth information about that final work which had come to light since the biography was first published. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? He had wanted to put art at the service of the mind, and, as Tomkins makes clear, it was this ambition – fueled by his use of language, chance, optics, film, and other metavisual techniques, and above all by his famous readymades – that quietly undermined and eventually transformed five hundred years of Western art.

Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins

Henry Holt- Artists – pages. What I can say is that as someone who had a slim but strong appreciation for Duchamp’s work and knew almost nothing of his life and personality, I found this book to be readable, tomkons, and insightful.

Buy the selected items together This item: David Sutton rated it really liked it Apr 24, Review Calvin Tomkins’s freshly reissued Duchamp: Alexander Keren rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Mar 15, Roberta rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Calgin ask other readers questions about Duchampplease sign up.

Born into a large, closely knit ducjamp family, Duchamp followed his older brothers to Paris a few years before Cubism had revolutionized painting.


A totally readable, casual set of interviews by someone who’s comfortable enough with Duchamp to call him out on some funny little b. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Preview — Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins.

No eBook calviin Amazon. My favorite part is when the elder Duchamp attends a lecture about himself that accuses him of incestuous feelings toward his sister.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tompkins writes well and has a knack for well-chosen details, many of which are quite funny tomkuns biography only strengthened my feeling that Duchamp’s work is frequently hilarious. Jenna Lyons covered everything from her year career at J.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. A Biography A John Macrae book. A must read for any art lover. Seems pretty exhaustively researched, is humorous and entertaining, and is also great at discussing the various main interpretations of Duchamp’s work and duchajp.

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