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The Resource Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art, Ruth Brandon

Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art, Ruth Brandon

Label
Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art
Title
Spellbound by Marcel
Title remainder
Duchamp, love, and art
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Brandon
Title variation
Duchamp, love, and art
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1915, a group of French artists fled war-torn Europe for New York. In the few months between their arrival--and America's entry into the war in April 1917--they pushed back the boundaries of the possible, in both life and art. The vortex of this transformation was the apartment at 33 West 67th Street, owned by Walter and Louise Arensberg, where artists and poets met nightly to talk, eat, drink, discuss each others' work, play chess, plan balls, organise magazines and exhibitions, and fall in and out of love. At the center of all this activity stood the mysterious figure of Marcel Duchamp, always approachable, always unreadable. His exhibit of a urinal, which he called Fountain, briefly shocked the New York art world before falling, like its perpetrator, into obscurity. Many people (of both sexes) were in love with Duchamp. Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood were among them; they were also, briefly, and (for her) life-changingly, in love with each other. Both kept daily diaries, which give an intimate picture of the events of those years. Or rather two pictures--for the views they offer, including of their own love affair, are stunningly divergent. Spellbound by Marcel follows Duchamp, Roché, and Beatrice as they traverse the twentieth century. Roché became the author of Jules and Jim, made into a classic film by François Truffaut. Beatrice became a celebrated ceramicist. Duchamp fell into chess-playing obscurity until, decades later, he became famous for a second time--as Fountain was elected the twentieth century's most influential artwork"--Book jacket flap
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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11047012
Cataloging source
YDX
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Brandon, Ruth
Dewey number
709.2/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Duchamp, Marcel
  • Duchamp, Marcel
  • Duchamp, Marcel
  • Roché, Henri Pierre
  • Wood, Beatrice
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Duchamp, love, and art
Label
Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art, Ruth Brandon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1259048402
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643138619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
mostly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259048402
Label
Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art, Ruth Brandon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1259048402
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643138619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
mostly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259048402

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