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The Duchamp Dictionary
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Among the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern art. Despite this popularity, books on Duchamp are often hyper-theoretical, rarely presenting the artist in an accessible way. This new book explores the artist’s life and work through short, alphabetical dictionary entries that introduce his legacy in a clear and engaging way.
From alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and windows, The Duchamp Dictionary offers a pithy and readable text that draws on in-depth scholarship and the very latest research. Thomas Girst includes close to 200 entries on the most interesting and important artworks, relationships, people, and ideas in Duchamp’s life - from The Bicycle Wheel and Fountain to Walter and Louise Arensberg, Peggy Guggenheim, Katherine Dreier, and Arturo Schwarz. Delightful, newly commissioned illustrations introduce each letter of the alphabet and accompany select entries, capturing the irreverent spirit of the artist himself.
Thomas Girst has been Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group since 2003. He was founding editor of Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journaland is the author of The Indefinite Duchamp. In 2012 he curated “Marcel Duchamp in Munich 1912” at the Lenbachhaus, Munich.
Luke Frost is an illustrator, printmaker, and graphic designer. He is part of Heretic, an experimental illustration and screen-printing studio founded in 2005.
Therese Vandling is an illustrator, printmaker, and graphic designer. Along with Luke Frost she is a member of of the experimental illustration and screen-printing studio, Heretic.
|Kiadó||Thames & Hudson|
|Oldalszám és illusztrációk||224 pages, 59 color illustrations|
|Grafikai tervezés||Luke Frost, Therese Vandling|