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Alchemist of the avant-garde [electronic resource] : the case of Marcel Duchamp / John F. Moffitt.

By: Moffitt, John F. (John Francis), 1940-2008.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in Western esoteric traditions: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 468 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1417536047 (electronic bk.); 9781417536047 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation | Alchemy -- Influence | ART -- Individual Artists -- Monographs | ART -- Individual Artists -- Artists' Books | ART -- Individual Artists -- EssaysGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alchemist of the avant-garde.DDC classification: 709.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An esoteric French adolescence for Duchamp: symbolist culture and occultism -- The invention of the modern alchemist-artist -- The cultural shaping of an artist-iconoclast: Duchamp in France, 1887-1915 -- Duchamp's first experiments in esoteric and alchemical art, 1910-1912 -- Duchamp in New York with esoteric patrons and the large glass, 1915-1923 -- Alchemical emblematics and the ready-mades, 1913-1923 -- The esoteric fourth dimension and laws of chance, 1895-1923 -- The circle closes, 1923-1968.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-457) and index.

An esoteric French adolescence for Duchamp: symbolist culture and occultism -- The invention of the modern alchemist-artist -- The cultural shaping of an artist-iconoclast: Duchamp in France, 1887-1915 -- Duchamp's first experiments in esoteric and alchemical art, 1910-1912 -- Duchamp in New York with esoteric patrons and the large glass, 1915-1923 -- Alchemical emblematics and the ready-mades, 1913-1923 -- The esoteric fourth dimension and laws of chance, 1895-1923 -- The circle closes, 1923-1968.

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