Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

The Green Box (1934) [zip, 353mb]

Full set of high & lo res scans.

This edition of selected notes details the ideas and thought processes behind Duchamp's ground-breaking work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) (1915-23). The haphazard appearance of the box’s contents belies the care Duchamp took in its creation: he painstakingly tore collotype reproductions along the edges of custom-made templates in the shape of ninety-three notes originally written on stray scraps of paper. The results offer viewers the opportunity to become active participants in the notes’ arrangement and interpretation.

The Essential Writings of Marcel Duchamp [PDF, 8mb]

Sanouillet, Michel and Elmer Peterson [eds.]. The Essential Writings of MARCEL DUCHAMP. Marchand du Sel - Salt Seller. 196 pp. with 90 monochrome illustrations. 8vo, wraps. London, Thames and Hudson, 1975.

Marcel Duchamp in UbuWeb Sound
Marcel Duchamp in UbuWeb Film
Marcel Duchamp, ed. The Blindman