Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

studio blue, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

Description

This catalogue is about Marcel Duchamp and his work in multiples—including a good deal of graphic design that very few people have seen before. Duchamp was a type aficionado and loved using a broad range of typefaces in a given work, sometimes varying each letter by font, or sometimes each page. He despised repetition; each work looks completely different from the next, making this difficult subject matter to represent visually. Because the idea of optics, transparency and the ability to look at something forwards and backwards were important to Duchamp, we appropriated the titling type from a Russian eye chart he owned, and repeated it in reverse on the back cover. The chapter openers repeat this theme. The book’s structure responds to Duchamp’s work by juxtaposing a rigid typographic grid with images that float freely and overlap.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
studio blue
Art directors
Kathy Fredrickson, Cheryl Towler Weese
Designers
Cheryl Towler Weese, Heather Corcoran, Garrett Niksch
Illustrator
studio blue
Production coordinator
Matt Simpson
Trim size
11 3/4 x 9 inches
Pages
332
Typefaces
Handmade type from a Cyrillic eye chart owned by Duchamp, Metro, Agency, Ariston, Kaufmann, Becka Script, Clarendon, Cooper Black, Nobel, Memphis, Bodoni 72, Truesdell
Paper
Mewdon uncoated cover
Binding
Smythe-sewn
Author
Francis Naumann
Publishers
Ludion (Belgium), Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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