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Author Brandon, Ruth, author.

Title Spellbound by Marcel : Duchamp, love, and art / Ruth Brandon.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  709.2 Duchamp,M BRA    Available
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Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xii, 241 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part one: Prewar -- Part two: Wartime -- Part three: Between continents -- Part four: Late fame.
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.
Subject Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Biography.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Friends and associates.
Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959.
Wood, Beatrice.
Artists -- France -- 20th century.
Authors -- 20th century.
Added Title Duchamp, love, and art
ISBN 1643138618
9781643138619 (hardcover)

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