Marcel Duchamp in Perspective, ed. Joseph Masbeck [Hardcover]
(The Artists in Perspective Series)
Best known for cheeky conceptual works like his signed urinals ("R. Mutt") and his graffitied Mona Lisa Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was also an extraordinary painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase) who changed the language of twentieth-century art and reigns with Picasso and Matisse as one of its greatest influences. Joseph Masheck has compiled a sampler of the best writing on Duchamp, with pieces that include Duchamp's obituary from Artforum, written by Jasper Johns; Octavio Paz on the ready-mades; a Duchamp post-mortem by Hans Richter; Donald Judd's investigation of Rrose S̩elavy; a "Counter-Avant-Garde" by Clement Greenberg; a consideration by Guillaume Apollinaire; and John Cage's "26 Statements on Marcel Duchamp." Illustrated with photographs of Duchamp's seminal pieces, and updated with a substantial preface that offers new scholarship as well as a fascinating consideration of why Duchamp's popularity has exponentially increased since this book first appeared, this is an essential volume for the Duchamp devotee.
Condition: Condition is good. The cover is worn and a corner is bumped. The inside cover has a name written in ink and the opposite page has some writing in pencil. Excellent pages and binding.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1975
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 5/8 inches