Playing with Earth and Sky: Astronomy, Geography, and the Art of Marcel Duchamp

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Dartmouth College Press, 05.07.2016 - 280 Seiten
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. This truly original study will appeal to a broad readership in art history and cultural studies.
 

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Introduction Playing with Earth and Sky
1
Geography Astronomy and Display
21
Cosmic Metaphors and Literary Stars
56
Celestial and Terrestrial Geographies of the Readymades
83
Color Plates
118
Starry Messengers and Astral Identities
119
The Paris Worlds Fair Pal ais de la découverte and Exposition internationale du surréalisme
159
Conclusion Landscape Defied the Heavens Denied
198
Notes
211
Bibliography
253
Index
275
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JAMES HOUSEFIELD is associate professor in the Department of Design, and on the graduate faculties in art history, French, and performance studies, University of California, Davis.

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