New Haven: The Readymade Press, 1957. First edition. Printed paper boards, with the dust jacket. Book about fine with the slightest rubbing to the corners; jacket is price-clipped and has some edgewear to the top edge with some tiny chips.
One of 400 copies printed, designed by Henry Steiner of the Graphic Arts Department at Yale. Translated and with a preface by George Heard Hamilton. Duchamp’s “La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même,” also known as the “Large Glass,” was “an art form without parallel, a unique marriage of visual and linguistic concepts.” The Green Box was published in a limited edition in 1934 with the various documents reproduced in facsimile as individual items contained in a box, encompassing photographs, full-page drawings, diagrams, various typographic formats, annotations, vignettes, and musical notation. This translation of twenty-five “jottings” “have been chosen to illustrate the poetic and philosophical magic of his thought.” Hamilton later noted that the “Bride” is “one of the inexplicable and inexplicably great works of art of our century… we begin to comprehend it, if not to understand it, when we realize that the solution is in itself insoluble.” Duchamp’s Duchampian rejoinder, “there is no solution because there is no problem.”. Item #2281