From the Green Box to Typo/Typography: Duchamp and Hamilton's dialogue in print

Thirkell, P. (2004) From the Green Box to Typo/Typography: Duchamp and Hamilton's dialogue in print. In: The Tate Research Seminar, London, UK, 14th July, 2005. Available from:

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While much has been written about Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass and accompanying 'Green Box' publication, Duchamp's engagement and consideration of printing processes to activate and enhance its content are often overlooked. Thirkell's paper considers these aspects in the context of fine art print syntax and traces Richard Hamilton's development of Duchamp's innovations to produce a major print work Typo/Topography. The paper also links aspects of collotype printing with the current capabilities of digital printing to articulate a continuum of print creativity which flows through to the present day. During the development of the paper Thirkell worked closely with Hamilton to produce a large format digital print. The resulting image- now in the collection of Tate Modern, and MOMA New York- was based on his lifelong research project into Duchamp's Large Glass and the working notes. As a result a paper was presented at the 2006 Institute of Physics conference Preservation and Conservation issues related to digital printing and digital photography 24-25 April 2006, Paper title Role of the Master Printer in the Digital Age

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Paper presented as an invited Tate Lecture (14 July 2004) and published on-line:
Uncontrolled Keywords:Green Box, Typo/Typography, Duchamp, Hamilton,
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:6865
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:13
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