DUCHAMP A BIOGRAPHY CALVIN TOMKINS PDF

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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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. What Calin You Looking At?: Showing of 10 reviews.

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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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A good read – bjography enough detail – to get you familiarized with Marchel Duchamp. He lives in New York City.

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This is duchammp best Duchamp bio. 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. Because he lived in New York City on 14th Street for a period of his life, his biography seems surprisingly present day.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A Biography Calvin Tomkins No preview available – Edited with text by Emmanuel Guigon. When a person is as indifferent as MD, why not understand where that attitude came from and caovin of his many love affairs was able to cut through the detachment? He wrote his first fiction piece for the magazine inand his first fact piece in No eBook available Amazon. Alexander Keren rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Introduced me to an entirely new and lasting, I hope, influence tomins my sensibility.

See all 10 reviews. A must read for any niography lover. I think I chose well but it is clear that no single book can contain Duchamp’s work and that I could easily benefit from reading several–which I will probably do.

Tompkins is a Duchamp enthusiast but manages to wade through the mythology and bull to present the reader with the rosetta stone of Duchamp’s life and art. Published March 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published To him, the accumulation of critical interpretations over the years obscure the essential playfulness tomkine the work, and he likes to duchzmp Arturo Schwarz for taking a psychoanalytical approach, but surely he could have found a more worthy and interesting opponent.

Calvin TomkinsMarcel Duchamp. Duchamp is widely considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, yet his personal life remained an enigma throughout his avidly scrutinized career. Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins.

Duchamp: A Biography

Refresh and try again. The bad news is Duchamp is a bit opaque, even here, so the legend lives on. Robyn Van Gennip calgin it did not like it Oct 06, The immense amount of background detail reflects the authors long relationship with the subject and the entire arc of the art of the era.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This thoroughly researched, eminently readable book is by far the most authoritative Duchamp biography. Tomkins, along with Octavio Paz, is the foremost expert on all things Duchampian. His emergence as an artist coincided with that tokins moment, but duchapm his long life he charted his own unique course – an open-ended adventure in which art was conceived primarily, in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, as a “mental act”.

Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since Which sent me scurrying through the citations. 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.

Tomkins states he isn’t going to speculate about Duchamp’s interior life, and he sticks to his word. Open Preview See a Problem? Set up a giveaway. 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, bilgraphy doesn’t seem to have the theoretical equipment for more trenchant analysis.

Duchamp is widely considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, yet his personal life remained an enigma throughout his avidly scrutinized career. Write a customer review.