"To be a painter for the sake of being a painter was never the ultimate aim of my life. That's why I tried to go into different forms of activity -- purely optical things and kineticism". When Gabrielle Buffet discovered Duchamp's Rotoreliefs, she emphasized this point further: "Duchamp's aim was to primarily to modify all plastic matter, to reject once and for all from his working arsenal all the traditional tools and equipment (tubes of paint, canvas, and brushes); to obtain the effect by mechanical means instead of ...
"To be a painter for the sake of being a painter was never the ultimate aim of my life. That's why I tried to go into different forms of activity -- purely optical things and kineticism". When Gabrielle Buffet discovered Duchamp's Rotoreliefs, she emphasized this point further: "Duchamp's aim was to primarily to modify all plastic matter, to reject once and for all from his working arsenal all the traditional tools and equipment (tubes of paint, canvas, and brushes); to obtain the effect by mechanical means instead of through the expression of personal dynamism inherent in a particular individuality; to substitute technical value for expressive value".
Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; no dj; lightly scuffed and scratched; corners are lightly bumped and rubbed; some shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Blue boards with white lettering on the spine. 630 historical and artistic pages nicely enhanced by black and white and full-color photographs and illustrations! "Marcel Duchamp was a controversial and influential figure in 20th-century art. He achieved early notoriety with the painting "Nude Descending a Staircase", exhibited at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. He questioned the concept of "the work of art" and even the validity of art itself. Originally published in 1969, this book, containing four new chapters, is a revised edition of a survey of Duchamp's work, life and ideas. The text examines his artistic experimentation and his constant search for new expressive possibilities, and includes an analysis of his masterpiece "The Large Glass". Illustrated appendices provide a catalogue raisonne of all known works-including 253 that have recently been discovered-and a bibliography of his writings, lectures, translations and interviews........"
Good+ in Very Good-dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Harry N. Abrams. 1970. 630 pgs. Illustrated. DJ in VG shape with some light shelfwear present. No ownership marks present. Small stains present to the endpapers and to the fore and bottom edges of the text block. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards lightly rubbed and worn. Photos sent upon request. Bx-129; 4to 11"-13" tall; 630 pages.
Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. Second revised edition, 1970, hardcover with copper colored cloth boards in dust jacket, square quarto, 630pp., heavily illustrated in color and b&w. Book near fine with handsome boards and tight binding, minor off-setting to front endpapers, otherwise text clean bright and unmarked, with a couple small flecks of soil to edges of text block. DJ VG+ with small closed tear to bottom front panel, mild toning, verticle crease to front flap, in protective mylar wrap. THIS LARGE, HEAVY BOOK WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.
colour, b&w illustrations. Light shelf wear, else vg cond. in lightly-worn, vg dust jacket. Thick 4to pp. xxi, 630. The classic reference work on Duchamp. This is the preferred revised edition. ISBN 81090084X.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Orange cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dust jacket; with over 765 illustrations, including 75 in full color. N.d. circa 1970s. Corners very lightly rubbed; some light foxing along edges of textblock, nowhere infringing into the margins or text itself. Dust jacket the faintest bit age-toned, else fine, in mylar. In heavy cardstock slipcase--a bit worn and chipped. A comprehsive volume and excellent resource, including a critical catalogue raisonne, bibliographies, and indices.
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