Author Thomas Girst discusses his new publication The Duchamp Dictionary (Thames & Hudson, 2014).
Exploring Marcel Duchamp's life and work in more than 200 alphabetical entries, this book covers alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and windows. Featuring entries on Duchamp's most significant artworks, relationships and ideas, Girst's text offers an in-depth exploration of this important mind.
Thomas Girst has studied Art History, German Literature and American Studies at Hamburg and New York Universities. He holds a PhD in American Studies and has been Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group since 2003. As a cultural correspondent, curator, publisher and academic lecturer, he has written widely on modern and contemporary art. His publications include Marcel Duchamp in Munich 1912 (Prestel, 2012), The Indefinite Duchamp (Hatje Cantz, 2013), Art, Literature, and the Japanese American Internment Experience (Peter Lang, 2014) and BMW Art Cars (Hatje Cantz, 2014).