On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade New edition
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Pictorial Nominalism by Thierry de Duve
Book DescriptionReveals the invention of the readymade as a critical point in contemporary art. Beginning with the instance in 1912 when Marcel Duchamp wrote in a note to himself, "No more painting, get a job," Thierry de Duve reviews in "Pictorial Nominalism" the implications of the readymade for art and representation. Arguing that the readymade belongs to that moment in the history of painting when both figuration and the practice of painting become "impossible," de Duve presents a psychoanalytically informed account of the birth of abstraction. Differing considerably from such thinkers as Clement Greenberg and Peter Burger, de Duve demonstrates that the readymade is the link between painting in particular and art at large.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816648597
(229mm x 149mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thierry de Duve
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"Joseph Beuys", "Andy Warhol", "Yves Klein", and "Marcel Duchamp" form an unlikely quartet, but they each played a singular role in shaping a avant-garde for the 1960s and beyond. The author binds these artists through another connection: the mapping of the aesthetic field onto political economy.
Clement Greenberg Between the Lines, Paperback (April 2010)
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Jeff Wall, Hardback (November 2009)
A complete overview of the pioneering artist who brought photography to contemporary art.
Roni Horn, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Thierry de Duve
An exploration of the revered artist's exquisitely conceived artworks.
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Author Biography - Thierry de Duve
Thierry de Duve, a native of Belgium, is an art historian. Dana Polan is professor of cinema and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. John Rajchman is professor of art at Columbia University.
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