Étant donnés (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas, French: Étant ..

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Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas)
Taylor, Michael R.; Lins, Andrew [Contributor]; Meighan, Melissa S. [Contributor]; Price, Beth A. [Contributor]; Sutherland, Ken [Contributor]; Homolka, Scott [Contributor]; Torok, Elena [Contributor]; Publisher:
Yale University Press
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Notes: Near Fine 4to, 9 3/4" x 11 1/4", dove grey cloth over boards, silver gilt lettering stamped to cover and spine, very light dent to bottom edge of front cover, small red stain to bottom edge of back cover, no other visible shelf wear, sharp tips, tightly bound, clean, and unmarked throughout. Fine pictorial dustjacket featuring the doors of Marcel Duchamp's final artwork, Étant donnés, to the front and back covers, white lettering to cover and spine, no chips or tears, not price clipped, and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. 447 pp. replete with 343 full-color and 117 black-and-white illustrations. Also includes a Foreword by Alice Beamesderfer and Gail Harrity, Acknowledgements and Introduction by Michael R. Taylor, a four-chapter section covering the Genesis, Construction, Installation and Legacy of this piece, three Technical Essays by Andrew Lewis, Melissa S. Meighan, and others, Plates, Documentation translated by Paul Edwards, a Select Bibliography by Claire Howard, Photo Credits, and Artists' Copyrights. From the dustjacket, " Published to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the original installation of Étant donnés and to accompany the first major exhibition on the work and its studies, this richly illustrated book presents a wealth of new research and documents that draw upon previously unpublished works of art, photographs, and other materials. The catalogue also examines the critical and artistic reception of Étant donnés, as evidenced by the subsequent work of Les Levine, Hannah Wilke, Robert Gober, Marcel Dzama, Ray Johnson, and other artists who have engaged with Duchamp's provocative and challenging tableau-construction." Étant donnés was the final work of art created by Marcel Duchamp and, per his instructions, installed after his death. The piece was a surprise to the public because it was assumed Duchamp had retired completely from art making after 25 years spent playing competitive chess. A gorgeously produced catalog benefiting from the filter of time through which the meaning, context, and influence of this challenging work of art can be better understood. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.