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Author Housefield, James, author.

Title Playing with earth and sky : astronomy, geography, and the art of Marcel Duchamp / James Housefield.

Publication Info. Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Duchamp,M HOU    Available
Description xxiv, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Interfaces: studies in visual culture
Interfaces, studies in visual culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273) and index.
Contents Introduction : Playing with earth and sky -- Spaces of experience: geography, astronomy, and display -- Landscapes of chance: cosmic metaphors and literary stars -- Aviation and substitution: celestial and terrestrial geographies of the readymades -- From Marcel to Rrose: starry messengers and astral identities -- Interstellar voyages and surrealist geographies: the Paris World's Fair, Palais de la découverte, and Exposition internationale du surréalisme -- Conclusion : Landscape defied, the heavens denied.
Summary "Playing with Earth and Sky reveals the significance astronomy, geography, and aviation had for Marcel Duchamp - widely regarded as the most influential artist of the past fifty years. Duchamp transformed modern art by abandoning unique art objects in favor of experiences that could be both embodied and cerebral. This illuminating study offers new interpretations of Duchamp's momentous works, from readymades to the early performance art of shaving a comet in his hair. It demonstrates how the immersive spaces and narrative environments of popular science, from museums to the modern planetarium, prepared paths for Duchamp's nonretinal art. By situating Duchamp's career within the transatlantic cultural contexts of Dadaism and Surrealism, this book enriches contemporary debates about the historical relationship between art and science."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Astronomy in art.
Geography in art.
Other Form: Online version: Housefield, James. Playing with earth and sky. Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, 2016 9781611689587 (DLC) 2016002646
ISBN 9781611689563 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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9781611689570 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1611689570 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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