Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire (Design by Penelope Haralambidou

By Penelope Haralambidou

whereas a lot has been written on Marcel Duchamp - one of many 20th century's so much beguiling artists - the topic of his flirtation with structure turns out to were principally ignored. but, within the rigorously prepared plans and sections establishing the blueprint of hope within the huge Glass, his various items replicating architectural fragments, and his involvement in designing exhibitions, Duchamp's fascination with architectural layout is obviously glaring. As his unconventional architectural impacts - Niceron, Lequeu and Kiesler - and numerous legacy - Tschumi, OMA, Webb, Diller + Scofidio and Nicholson - point out, Duchamp used to be no longer as a lot drawn to 'built' structure as he was once within the structure of hope, re-constructing the mind's eye via drawing and trying out the limits among fact and its aesthetic and philosophical probabilities. Marcel Duchamp and the structure of wish examines the hyperlink among architectural considering and Duchamp's paintings. through making use of layout, drawing and making - the instruments of the architect - Haralambidou plays an architectural research of Duchamp’s ultimate enigmatic paintings Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas... demonstrating an cutting edge study technique capable of clutch which means past textual research. This novel studying of his principles and techniques provides to, but in addition demanding situations, different art-historical interpretations. via 3 major topics - allegory, visuality and wish - the ebook defines and theorises an alternate drawing perform situated among paintings and structure that predates and comprises Duchamp.

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