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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A must read for any art lover. Long before the end, it becomes apparent that it was Duchamp, not Picasso, who was the great artistic influence of the 20th century. It was just too exquisite, in a way. Certainly, we no longer can think of art as something that hangs on the wall.

Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins

I thought we might start where it all started ccalvin you: Essentialist Today’s Must Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Paperbackpages. Joshua Disneyq rated it really liked it Jun 28, Published March 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published Alexander Keren rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Alyn McCarty rated it really liked duxhamp May 17, Preview — Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. It was no coincidence that during that period, in the s and early s, Duchamp was forgotten.


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Jeannine Lemiszki rated it liked it Jan 18, Crew to her upcoming reality show, at a talk at the Fashion for All Foundation in Brooklyn ahead of the holidays—but she was especially generous with career advice. Sep 22, Tim added it. My favorite part is when the elder Duchamp attends a lecture about himself that accuses him of incestuous feelings toward his sister. This was so powerful, that art could be all these other things.

They can figure out new ways of living and existing with the resources at hand. Duchamp sidestepped the banal and sentimental to find the relationship between symbol and object and to unearth the concepts calvjn art itself. Inhe joined Newsweek as an associate editor.

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I respect the art of criticism and I read critics with great interest and delight, but I never wanted to be one. Dominic Smith rated it really liked it Nov 28, Goodreads graciously downloaded the books I bought from Amazon, and since they don’t come up on any list that I can get to, I had to go to Amazon to see what I actually bought when once I had money and didn’t “borrow” books, myself, here and there Art is too diffuse, too vital. Duchamp gave the freedom for this situation to become widespread, but the interesting thing is that hardly anybody imitates Duchamp.


Jenna Lyons covered everything from her year career at J. Afterwards, Duchamp meets Schwarz and simply says, “I couldn’t hear a word, but I enjoyed it very much. 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.

That passage struck me as sounding very contemporary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.