This American Dictionary is Not a Typical Index of Words

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 8, 2014 • References: thamesandhudsonusa and coolhunting
There's the classic American dictionary, then there's The Duchamp Dictionary; an index of the completed works of artist Marcel Duchamp. Written by Thomas Girst, the new alphabetically arranged exploration of the artist has never been easier to access thanks to this immersive read.

Girst walks you through Duchamp's life and work, coinciding with multiple global exhibitions celebrating the 100th anniversary of Duchamp's "the readymade." He puts together pieces and shares insights on a visionary who changed the way we perceive art.

Regardless of your stance on his work, the artist's impact and influence is undeniable and this dictionary seeks to enlighten and entertain readers while going in-depth about the man in question. If you're interested, the book is currently available online for $23.