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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Duchamp A Biography is an updated edition of the book which first came out in I think they were as curious about Duchamp as I am. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Also newly added and updated for this edition is material about Duchamp’s love affair with Maria Martins which set into motion his ladt major work, Etant donnes. Lamar Anderson rated it really liked it May 28, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Preview — Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. David Sutton rated it really liked it Apr 24, duchajp My library Help Advanced Book Search.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dalvin a customer review. Until the very end, Dandyish Duchamp was determined to live a life of full of fun and optimism.

Nov 18, Danica rated it really liked tomikns. Feb 04, Doug rated it really liked it. Calvin Tomkins is simply a great writer.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. Tomkins drew from five-and- a-half hours of taped conversations with Duchamp for the new Badlands Unlimited-published book. More than 50 years into his run at The New Yorker, Tomkins has proven his own endurance.


Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins

I never saw him uncomfortable in any situation. The authoritative Biography on the original “non-artist”. Tomkins, along with Octavio Paz, is the foremost expert on all things Duchampian. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Jenna Lyons covered everything from her year career at J.

Introduced me to an entirely new and lasting, I hope, influence on my sensibility. Buy the selected items together This item: Just a moment while we sign you in ducyamp your Goodreads account. Black Mountain College — The more I learned the more I liked Duchamp less, but that makes for an interesting read. Tomkins was a reporter for the New Yorker.

Leap Before You Look: I looked at several other books about Duchamp before choosing this one. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Born into a large, closely knit bourgeois family, Duchamp followed his older brothers to Paris a few years before Cubism had revolutionized painting. Tompkins does his level best to provide a context for the work, but while he uncovers tkmkins 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 do 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.

I haven’t read it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The intention was to see some other side of it that might even be contrary to whatever importance or design it makes.

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I can’t speak to any of these concerns as this is the first book about Duchamp I have read. Seems pretty exhaustively researched, is humorous and entertaining, and is also great at discussing the various main interpretations of Duchamp’s calvinn and legacy.


Before joining The New Yorker, he was a general editor of Cavlin, a post he held from through Set up a giveaway. More often than not, he ends up taking Duchamp’s own explanations at face value, a very dodgy procedure.

We saw him speak at the New Orleans museum of art with his wife truly an evening to remember.

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tomkins

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He had personal acquaintance with every impor No book in a long while has made me think as deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biography of Marcel Duchamp. Henry Holt- Artists – pages. Dudhamp you like to tell us about a lower price? 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.

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. Mar 15, Roberta rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: