DUCHAMP IN CONTEXT - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE LARGE GLASS
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DUCHAMP IN CONTEXT - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE LARGE GLASS

Between 1915 and 1923, Marcel Duchamp created one of the most mystifying art works of the early twentieth century: "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors", "Even" (also known as the "Large Glass"). The work is over nine feet tall, and on its glass surface Duchamp used such unorthodox materials as lead wire, lead foil, mirror silver, and dust, in addition to more conventional oil paint and varnish. Duchamp's declared subject is the relation between the sexes, but his protagonists are biomechanical creatures: a "Bride" in the upper panel hovers over a "Bachelor Apparatus" in the panel below, stimulating the "Bachelors" with "love gasoline" for an "electrical stripping." In preparation for the Large Glass, Duchamp wrote hundreds of notes, which he considered just as important as the work itself. He published 178 during his lifetime, but over 100 more notes relating to the Glass were discovered and published following his death. In this landmark book, Linda Henderson provides the firstsystematic study of the "Large Glass" in relation to the entire corpus of Duchamp's notes for the project. Since Duchamp declared his interest in creating a "Playful Physics," she focuses on the scientific and technological themes that pervade the notes and the imagery of the "Large Glass". In doing so, Henderson provides an unprecedented history of science as popularly known at the turn of the century, centered on late Victorian physics. In addition to electromagnetic waves, including X-rays and the Hertzian waves of wireless telegraphy, the areas of science to which Duchamp responded so creatively ranged from chemistry and classical mechanics to thermodynamics, Brownian movement, radioactivity, and atomic theory. Restored to its context and amplified by the information in the posthumously published notes, the "Large Glass" appears far richer and more multifaceted and witty than had ever been suspected.
Editora: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0691123861
ISBN13: 9780691123868
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2005
Número de Páginas: 520
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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