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List of illustrations

  • The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
  • Duchamp Brothers in the garden at Puteaux
  • Portrait of Dr. Dumouchel
  • Nude Figure
  • Variations sur les rayons X
  • French advertisements for X-ray equipment
  • Photographs taken with X-rays and ordinary light
  • Geometric chronophotograph of a walking figure
  • X-ray of a skull
  • Yvonne and Magdeleine Torn in Tatters
  • Plans par Couleurs
  • Portrait (Dulcinea)
  • Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)
  • X-ray skeleton of a man
  • Two Successive Double Steps in the Descent of a Staircase
  • Portrait of Chess Players
  • The Latest Photographic Discovery
  • Bride
  • Cinematic X-ray images of digestion
  • The Physical Organs of Astral Man
  • La Ville de New York aperçue à travers le corps
  • The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes
  • 2 Nudes: One Strong and One Swift
  • The King and Queen Traversed by Swift Nudes
  • The King and Queen Traversed by Swift Nudes at High Speed
  • 2 Personages and a Car (Study)
  • Le Pneu Michelin a vaincu le rail
  • Pump for extracting electricity from the earth
  • Magnetic emanations from the human body observed by patients of Dr. Luys
  • Magnetic emanations from magnets and electromagents observed by patients of Dr. Luys
  • Illustration of the Corkscrew Rule
  • Spinthariscope of Sir William Crookes
  • The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors, first study
  • Purification of Mercury by the Fiery Laundries
  • Radioactivité, magnétisme
  • The Passage from Virgin to Bride
  • Virgin (No. 1)
  • Virgin (No. 2)
  • Airplane
  • Aviation exhibition at the Deutsches Museum, Munich
  • Forces acting on an airplane's stability
  • Aviation Exposition
  • Coffee Mill
  • Moulins (mills)
  • Mechanical drawing techniques
  • Vertical and horizontal sections of a Foucault interrupteur
  • Boxing Match
  • Electricity (The Great Slave)
  • Note for Jura-Paris Road project
  • The Heart of the Automobile
  • The Lights in Full Blast
  • Renault Frères light car chassis in elevation
  • Virgin (No. 1)
  • De Zayas! De Zayas!
  • Sir William Crookes
  • Crookes's radiometer
  • Early X-ray focus tube
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Title page from Alfred Jarry's Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien
  • Mechanical Expression Seen through Our Own Mechanical Expression
  • Chocolate Grinder (No. 2)
  • X-ray equipment by Giaffe Co., Paris
  • Personalities: Tracings of the Individual (Cube) in a Plane
  • Geissler tubes and other electrical discharge tubes
  • Nikola Tesla's lecture before the Société de Physique and the Société Internationale des Electriciens
  • Mark Twain demonstrating Tesla's high-frequency apparatus in the laboratory of Tesla
  • Tesla's dramatic spark discharges in his Colorado Springs laboratory
  • Tesla's Telautomaton
  • Poster for Raymond Roussel's Impressions d'Afrique, Théatre Antoine, Paris
  • Chocolate Grinder (No. 1)
  • Chocolate grinder sold by A. Savy & Cie.
  • 3 Standard Stoppages
  • Standard Meter
  • Marcel Duchamp's studio, New York
  • Bottle Rack
  • Exposition Surréaliste des Objets, Galerie Charles Ratton, Paris
  • Network of Stoppages (Réseaux des stoppages)
  • Portrait of Marcel Duchamp
  • The Box of 1914
  • The Box of 1914
  • The Box of 1914
  • Diagram of components of Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass
  • The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
  • Grand Pier Pavilion Illuminated
  • Excerpt from note headed The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors
  • International Morse code signals
  • Circuit diagram for wireless telegraphy emitting apparatus
  • Edouard Branly's tripod coherer
  • Simultaneous Windows (2nd Motif, 1st Part) 
  • Lettre-Océan
  • Psychicone
  • Vertical Planes I
  • Cols alités
  • The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (Large Glass), detail of mid-section
  • Electrical condenser
  • Advertisement for "Special" glass insulators made by Charbonneaux & Cie.
  • Advertisement for registering apparatuses
  • Joule's electromagnet
  • Arnò's magnetic wave detector
  • Letterhead of E. Gamelin Confectioners, rue Beauvoisine, Rouen
  • New antenna arrangements
  • Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (No. 1)
  • Electrical discharge tubes
  • Crookes tubes and other types of cathode-ray tubes for X-ray production
  • Luminous Effects of High Frequency
  • The Waterfall of Chadoulin
  • Milky Way (with Top Inscription)
  • Guarini's antenna with Ducretet method of suspension
  • In the Pendu femelle and the blossoming Barometer
  • Juggler of the Center of Gravity/Handler of Gravity
  • Wasp, or Sex Cylinder
  • Radiations de deux seuls éloignés (Radiations of Two Lone Ones at a Distance)
  • Edouard Branly's receiving station equipment
  • Devices operated by Edouard Branly from a distance
  • Voilà elle (Here She Is)
  • Bride and Juggler of the Center of Gravity, from four-page note on the Bride
  • Large Glass with overlay of various components by Jean Suquet
  • Diagram of components of the Bride of Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass
  • Advertisement for measuring and controlling apparatuses
  • Oculist Witnesses, from Large Glass
  • To Be Looked At (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour
  • Marcel Duchamp's New York studio
  • Photograph of a Piece of Welsbach Mantle Taken by its Own Becquerel Rays
  • Air Current Piston
  • The Fashionable Veils
  • Raising of Dust
  • Transcendental sculpture
  • Hammer's Dust-Figure on Glass
  • Suprematist Composition Expressing the Sensation of Wireless Telegraphy
  • Pendu femelle
  • The Pendu--suspended with all the accessories
  • Installation of meteorological instruments on the Eiffel Tower
  • Incandescent lamp and its socket
  • Américaine
  • Bottle and Glass
  • Bottle and Glass, detail
  • Advertisement for an Elira unbreakable lamp
  • Guêpe (wasp)
  • The Large Glass Cage Containing the Scorpions
  • Lavabos
  • Desire Dynamo
  • Apparatus used to liquefy helium in the laboratory of Kamerlingh Onnes in Leyden
  • Triturators and Liquifiers
  • Churn
  • Planes of slow flow . . . Dynamo
  • Marcel Duchamp's studio, New York
  • Distribution of equilibrium of grains of gamboge
  • Random distribution of Brownian movement displacements measured from the center of a target
  • Excerpt from note with heading Shots
  • Cloud Formed on Ions due to Alpha-Rays
  • Cloud-Chamber Tracks of Alpha-Rays from Radium
  • The Sheath Splash of a Smooth Sphere
  • Note on the operation of the Mobile
  • There are some astounding fuses
  • Glider Containing a Water Mill (in Neighboring Metals)
  • Crooke's mill wheel for demonstrating cathode-ray bombardment
  • Perspective Drawing for the Water Mill Wheel
  • Borsig engine and Siemens & Halske generator at 1900 Exposition Universelle
  • Triphase alternator
  • Exposé of the Chariot
  • Exposé of the Chariot
  • Exposé of the Chariot
  • Advertisement for Bénédictine liqueurs
  • Advertisement for rolling bridge cranes, Société de Appareils de Levage
  • Advertisement for the Sandow developer
  • Apparatus for measuring the air resistance of falling objects
  • Electric cable-drawn balance plow
  • Charrues (plows)
  • Red-figure skyphos depicting Demeter, Persephone, and a nymph sending off Triptolemos
  • Physics exhibits (including wireless telegraphy displays) in room 30, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
  • The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
  • Tea Time (Woman with a Teaspoon)
  • Box in a Valise
  • Pharmacy
  • Lucca Madonna
  • Page layout
  • To Be Looked At (From the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close To, for Almost an Hour
  • Zone-plate of tinfoil on glass
  • Tu m'
  • Rotary Glass Plates (Precision Optics)
  • Optophone I
  • Sketch for Precision Optics
  • Rotary Demisphere (Precision Optics)
  • Photograph from Duchamp, Rotoreliefs, second edition
  • Rotoreliefs
  • Photo-collage and notes for Étant donnés
  • SPACE POEM Dedicated to H(ieronymus) Duchamp
  • Study for Étant donnés
  • The Altar of the Handler or Tender of Gravity
  • The Green Ray
  • Étant donnés: 1. la chute d'eau; 2. le gaz d'éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall; 2. The Illuminating Gas), interior view
  • Bec Boisselot Gas Mantles
  • Bec Auer Gas Mantles
  • First legal tablet list of phrases from earlier notes
  • Revised legal tablet list
  • Further revisions to legal tablet lists
  • Further revisions to legal tablet lists
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Description: Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works
~Two individuals who were very important to this project did not live to see its final form: Alexina Duchamp, the widow of Marcel Duchamp, and my father, Donald Dalrymple. Mme Duchamp offered gracious support and encouragement throughout my endeavor, and her expression of pleasure at the final manuscript of the text was a source of great satisfaction for...
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Description: Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works
~Between 1915 and 1923 the young Frenchman Marcel Duchamp created the major work of his career, La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même, or The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, also known as the Large Glass (pl....
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~Marcel Duchamp was eight years old when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen detected the mysterious new rays he termed X-rays in November 1895. A young boy coming to terms with the world around him could hardly have chosen a more exciting period in the history of science in which to mature. New discoveries concerning the nature of matter and energy rapidly succeeded one...
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~After his completion of the Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) in January 1912, Duchamp’s exploration of motion entered a new phase. In March he began a series of works on paper on the theme of “Swift Nudes,” which culminated in his May 1912 painting The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes (pl. 2). These preparatory works include two pencil drawings, 2 Nudes: One Strong and One Swift of March 1912 (fig. 22) and The King and Queen Traversed by Swift Nudes of April 1912...
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~Duchamp returned to Paris in early October 1912, after an absence of nearly four months, during which time his ideas about making art had evolved substantially. “My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation, when I established the...
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~For Duchamp, science was never simply an ascetic intellectual pursuit. The rapid-fire discoveries of the late nineteenth century—X-rays, electrons, radioactivity, and wireless telegraphy, for example—could...
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~Duchamp, Apollinaire, and Picabia left Paris for Jura about October 20, ten days after the opening of the Salon de “La Section d’Or,” the major independent exhibition of the Puteaux Cubists and a culmination of the group’s activities. On September 2, 1912, Gil Bias had announced that Marcel Duchamp would submit a painting entitled Section d’Or. The works shown, however, were Portrait of Chess Players (fig. 15), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) (fig. 12), The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes (pl. 2), Duchamp’s watercolor and gouache study for the Swift Nudes painting (fig. 24), as well as two works listed simply as Peinture and...
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~Late in his life, when Duchamp discussed the origins of the Bride of the Large Glass, he sometimes mentioned the booths at country fairs “where you have the wedding scene and you have big balls that you throw at the heads of the bride, the bridegroom, and the guests…”Duchamp, as quoted in Hamilton and Hamilton, 1959 BBC interview (Audio Arts Magazine cassette). See also, Schuster, “Marcel Duchamp, vite,” p. 143. Indeed, popular entertainment was one of Duchamp’s sources for the Large Glass—from his discussion in the Box of 1914 of a carnival barrel game as a “‘sculpture’ of skill”Box of 1914, in SS, p. 23. to the Toboggan component of the Bachelor Apparatus, based on the Grand Toboggan slide that accompanied the Grand Roue, or ferris wheel, at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in...
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~Replacing parallel automobile engines or clockwork mechanisms, electromagnetic waves had come to serve Duchamp as the primary vehicle for communication between the upper and lower halves of the Large Glass. The majority of the other scientific and...
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~As in the case of the Bride, Duchamp’s posthumously published notes, read in the context of contemporary science and technology and together with the notes he selected for publication during his lifetime, provide a wealth of additional information on the Bachelor Apparatus. Beyond its functions in the wireless telegraphy paradigm, the Bachelor Apparatus was...
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André Breton, in his 1935 essay “Lighthouse of the Bride,” referred to Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (pl. 1) as both a “mechanistic and cynical interpretation...
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~The phrase “continuum of points of magnetization or of repulsion” appears in one of several notes in which Duchamp set up laboratory-like experiments with falling objects meant to explore the effects of chance and...
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~The following notes have been compiled on the basis of two legal tablet notes Duchamp made in the late 1950s, which can now be recognized as a numbered catalogue of earlier notes (MDN, notes 250 and 251; see also figs. 187 and 188 herein). Each entry is headed by the...
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~In his 1976 article “La Fortune critique de Marcel...
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