Essential introduction to Duchamp distills all the daring and the scandal of his practice into one essential overview not only of a pioneering creative but also of a critical moment in Western culture. From his groundbreaking blend of abstraction, Cubism, and Futurism in Nude Descending a Staircase (1912) to his forays into the now-iconic “readymades” such as Bicycle Wheel (1913) and Bottle Rack (1914) the author explores how Duchamp consistently challenged the notion of what art is and, in so doing, opened up a world of conceptual possibilities beyond the “retinal” experience. Written by Jani Mink. Part of TASCHEN’s Basic Art series 2.0.
• 96 pages
• Full color