Why Duchamp: An Essay on Aesthetic Impact (paper)
- Author: Baruchello, Gianfranco & Henry Martin
- Binding: Paperback
- Pages: 160
- Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4"
- Pub. Year: 1985
- ISBN: 0-914232-73-8
- In Stock: Yes
In this natural sequel to How to Imagine the authors direct their attention to the mythology and critical scaffolding that surrounds the enigmatic figure of Marcel Duchamp. What exactly is the value of his work today? How can we thread our way through the intricacies of his thought and achieve some greater understanding of its implications? Baruchello and Martin recapture the essence of Duchamp's singularly revolutionary art and discover as well the man behind the Artist. One again, the story is told in Baruchello's absorbing voice, at once and the same time a voice of authority and disarming modesty. This edition features ten photographs of Duchamp and his work (many taken by Baruchello). A selected bibliography on Duchamp is included.
A French edition is available from Editions Chambon.
A German language edition is published by Ritter Klagenfurt Verlag.
"Through the words of Baruchello, the great preconceptual master of early modernism suddenly becomes accessible... One is convinced after reading Baruchello and Martin's account of Duchamp that it is still possible to unlearn the terrible burden of art imposed by scholarship that is often completely removed from the source."
-- Robert C. Morgan, Afterimage
Gianfranco Baruchello has been a vital presence in the major galleries, museums, and private collections of both Europe and America since 1961, including the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has described his works as "using the various modes of art...