• Between Gadget and Re-made: The Revolving History of the Bicycle Wheel [German]

    • Blunck, Lars    12/01/00

    Die Geschichte des Duchamp-schen Fahrrad-Rades ist häufig erzählt worden und hinlänglich bekannt. Ein Aspekt hat dabei jedoch oftmals zu wenig Berücksichtigung gefunden: die Benutzbarkeit dieser eigentümlichen Apparatur. click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel, 1913 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris Rhonda R

  • Duchamps Horoscope [German]

    • Zaunschirm, Thomas    12/01/00

    Click to enlarge       From a modern point of view, astrology and alchemy are early forms of our scientific thinking that are limited by superstition. To the historian they appear as partial spheres of a uniform or holistic take on the world. In recent times, it is surprising to note an aestheticizing return to the era of "Kunst -

  • Psychological Analysis of Duchamp’s Handwriting

    • Marsell, Shirley    12/01/00

    click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp, Note from the Green Box, 1934 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris Marcel Duchamp's handwriting shows that he is a highly intelligent, creative and expressive individual (1) . We see this in the overall appearance of his writing. It is legible and well placed on the paper. We see that he ha

  • Ready-Aid?: A Note on Philippe Duboy’s Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma

    • Kennedy, Jake    12/01/00

    Philippe Duboy, Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma,Foreword by Robin Middleton, London: Thames and Hudson, 1986, 367 pages If the aura of the "original" in the work of art has been effectively dismissed by the techniques of modern mechanical reproduction, then we might say that that other aura (the aura of the fake, the inauthentic, the spurious) has

  • Involuntary Muscular Action as an Untapped Energy Source: An Invention by Leonardo da Vinci and Marcel Duchamp

    • Shambroom, Donald    12/01/00

    (The following example of Marcel Duchamp's encounter with the mind of Leonardo da Vinci is exerpted from a longer essay. Duchamp discovered Leonardo's anatomical writings and drawings, through photogravure reproductions, in the Bibliothèque Sainte Géneviève in Paris, first as a curious visitor in 1910, then as a professional librarian with a g

  • The Gift of Cassandra

    • Metcalf, James    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Left Marcel Duchamp,Exterior view of Etant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau / 2° le gaz d'éclairage(Given: 1. The Waterfall / 2. The Illuminating Gas), 1946-1966 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. Right Marcel Duchamp, Interior view of Etant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau / 2° le gaz d'écla

  • Duchamp as Trickster

    • Gerrard, Steven B.    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Photograph of Duchamp sitting in front of a chess set designed by Max Ernst, 1968 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. click to enlarge The white square needs to be in the lower right-hand corner. Seen in James Eade, Chess for Dummies, 1996, p. 11 Cover for the "Chess for Dummies," by James Eade, IDG Boo

  • Leonardo’s Optics Through the Eyes of Duchamp: A Note on the Small Glass

    • Shambroom, Donald    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp,To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour, 1918 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris The following example of Marcel Duchamp’s overlooked encounter with the mind of Leonardo da Vinci is excerpted from a longer essay. The edition of Leonardo