DUCHAMP (I) #BasicArt

Janis Mink

DUCHAMP (I) #BasicArt
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836573023
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Readymade Man
Changing the course of 20th-century art

When is a urinal no longer a urinal? When Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) declared it to be art. The uproar that greeted the French artist’s Fountain (1917), a porcelain urinal installed in a gallery, sent shock waves through the art world establishment that reverberate right through to today.
This essential introduction distills all the daring and the scandal of Duchamp’s practice into one essential overview not only of a pioneering creative but also of a critical moment in Western culture. From his groundbreaking blend of abstraction, Cubism, and Futurism in Nude Descending a Staircase (1912) to his forays into the now-iconic “readymades” such as Bicycle Wheel (1913) and Bottle Rack (1914) we explore how Duchamp consistently challenged the notion of what art is and, in so doing, opened up a world of conceptual possibilities beyond the “retinal” experience.

“An artist expresses himself with his soul, with the soul the artwork must be assimilated.”— Marcel Duchamp

The author:
Janis Mink studied art history at Smith College and gained her doctorate in Hamburg under Martin Warnke. She is presently a writer and curator.

About the series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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Book Info
Subject Art
Author Janis Mink
Series BA
Publication date 2018
Cover Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions cm 21,0 x 26,0
Pages 96
Language/s Italian
Weight 0.6 kg
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