Francis M. Naumann Editor
Hector Obalk Editor
Thames & Hudson, London, 2000, text in French and English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780500019580

Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) left a large volume of correspondence—some 1,000 documents—in which he talks of his plans and works, including the “ready-made”—a concept that was radically to change the course of 20th-century art. This book features a selection of 285 of Duchamp’s most telling and important letters transcribed and published for the first time in their original language, together with English translations, as well as a detailed introduction to each correspondent and comments on the historical content of each letter.

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Harry Pearce

Ben Kelly gave me this book. It’s a collection of selected correspondence of Marcel himself—much from all the years he was apparently lost to the world. Wonderful eloquent writing direct from a fascinating mind.

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