MARCEL DUCHAMP, by Robert Lebel - 1959 [1st US Ed]


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Marcel Duchamp

text by Robert Lebel 

with chapters by Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton and H.P. Roche

translated from French by George Heard Hamilton

FIRST US EDITION. Published by: Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1959.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Volume displays minimal overall wear and aging.
  • Orange cloth covers are minimally aged and barely faded.
  • Spine features black text and is barely faded.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Full color tipped-in plates are well-preserved.
  • Interior shows little to no wear and minimal aging with rare smudges.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are lightly toned.
  • DJ looks great behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ is lightly toned and is well-preserved, with sun-darkened spine.
  • Slipcase is stapled at edges, and displays minor edgewear with some rubbing and toning. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181011

192 pages. 9.5 x 12.5 inches.

From the book: Painter, sculptor, chess player and writer, Marcel Duchamp was a remarkable figure in the art world. Associated with Cubism, conceptual art and the Dada movement. He rejected the work of many of his fellow artists as a "retinal art" designed only to please the eye, while he attempted to make art that would serve and instruct the mind. This monograph allows an overview on the work of the enigmatic artist, as well as an insight from some of his fellow artists and contemporaries, into the mind behind his work. The first full-scale study on Marcel Duchamp, it presents not only his work but also its relation with his life, of which a deep examination is possible through personal acquaintance of the author with the artist. 

Catalog and bibliography by Robert Lebel. Original French text is translated into English by George Heard Hamilton. Contains 129 monochrome plates as well as 6 major works in color. Frontispiece printed by the collotype and stencil process, involving 21 applications of color by hand. Also includes a fascinating collection of 50 personal photographs, reproduced in deep-etched gravure, of Duchamp and his circle. Includes a recent statement by Marcel Duchamp on the Creative Act, as well as chapters by Andre Breton and H.P. Roche. 

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Binding: Hardcover
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Art & Photography
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: 1st US Ed
Topic: Fine Arts: Monographs
Publisher: Grove Press Inc.
Year Printed: 1959
Author: Robert Lebel
Place of Publication: New York
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