Books by Calvin Tomkins

DUCHAMP by Calvin Tomkins
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Tomkins, determined to make the very best of him, rises to an audacious challenge. (130 illustrations, not seen)"
A spirited, thoroughgoing deconstruction—responsible, if extravagantly partisan—of Marcel Duchamp's bohemian life and bizarre oeuvre, which formalist critics dismiss as monumental hype and postmodernists (``worshippers at the shrine of St. Read full book review >
ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >