Edited by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine
414 illustrations (12 in full color)
11" x 8 1/2"
Paper ISBN 0-87070-295-5
Marcel Duchamp has changed the history of modern art. His impact on the twentieth century is rivaled only by that of Matisse and Picasso, and no other figure has so directly influenced recent art forms.
This book, besides presenting a documented photographic survey of Duchamp's works, offers ten original essays by eminent scholars and critics. The essays cover Duchamp's explorations in the areas of poetry, the machine, alchemy, and the epistemology of art; on a more personal level, they treat the milieux and the friendships that shaped his character, the life style to which he adhered, and the influence his example has exerted. Passages from his lectures are included in the book, as well as comments and tributes by more than fifty colleagues, friends, and interested observers. Documentary illustrations, a chronology, and a bibliography complete the volume.
First published in 1973 to immediate acclaim, this monograph continues to be a definitive book on Duchamp. Lavishly illustrated, it documents his entire career.