Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction

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Lexington Books, 2009 - Art - 102 pages
Jacques Derrida said that deconstruction 'takes place everywhere.' Derridada reexamines the work of artist Marcel Duchamp as one of these places. Tucker suggests that Duchamp belongs to deconstruction as much as deconstruction belongs to Duchamp. Both bear the infra-thin mark of the other. He explores these marks through the themes of time and diffZrance, language and the readymade, and the construction of self-identity through art. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in Modernism and the avant-garde. It will be useful for undergraduate students of art history, modernism, and critical theory, as well as for graduate students of philosophy, visual culture studies, and art theory.
 

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Contents

A Time for Deconstruction
1
Ashes to Dust Dust to Ashes
17
Indifference
39
Personas
69

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About the author (2009)

Thomas Deane Tucker is a professor in the Department of English and Humanities at Chadron State College.