Duchamp has ratings and 19 reviews. Frank said: No book in a long while has made me think as deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biogra. 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.
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Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins
One of the giants of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp changed the course of modern art. There are many facts about his day to day life, but after while it gets boring. There are so many artists who want their work to resonate in society, to go outside of the artworld, to go outside of art.
This makes a biographer’s job difficult.
A great biography of a very influential man by a very important cavlin critic. 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, he doesn’t seem to have the theoretical equipment for more trenchant analysis.
A lot of things coming together at the same time has drawn a lot of attention to Copenhagen.
One of Tomkins’s greatest strengths is to bring to life not only the subjects of his biographies but also those, famous or not, with whom they interacted. The authoritative Biography on the original “non-artist”.
Oct 20, Antiabecedarian added it Shelves: To my mind, that could become an anti-Duchampian situation, but there are so many tendencies now. Dec 15, Megan Kirschenbaum rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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, 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.
Very readable biography that immerses you in the world Duchamp ducgamp in and explains the way Etant Donne got made. I think I chose well but it is clear tojkins no single book can contain Duchamp’s work and that I could easily benefit from reading several–which I will probably do.
The artworld, which used to be about 20 people, is now a big international industry. The art remains with the artist. I could read it every day. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Calvin Tomkins.
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Tompkins provided exactly what I wanted: His antics are awe inspiring as they are heart warming. He was the unusual combination of being very relaxed and easy, and ready to talk about anything on any level. Alyn McCarty rated it really liked it May 17, Alexander Keren rated it it was amazing Apr 02, He had personal acquaintance with every duchammp No book in a long while has duchakp me think as deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biography of Marcel Duchamp.
Sep 22, Tim added it. You keep thinking that sooner or later there has to be a counterrevolution, and that Duchamp will be relegated to a place in art history that is no longer the present.
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Preview — Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. Essentialist Today’s Must Read. Contemporary art, particularly, was considered capvin ridiculous and foolish aberration. They can figure out new ways of living and existing with the resources at hand.
In what ways do you see his continuing influence today? Feb 04, Doug rated it really liked it. Inhe joined Newsweek as an associate editor.