notes and journals

  • The International Online Bibliography of Dada is the online catalog of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries. The catalog includes materials in all formats that have been cataloged for the collection, including books, essays in books, periodical articles, manuscripts, sound and videorecordings, and other media related to the Dada movement and to the individual dadaists. These materials are located throughout the University of Iowa Libraries, but are primarily housed in the Main Library and the Art Library. Most of the manuscript holdings are on microfilms that were made in various public and private collections in Europe and North America in the early 1980s, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jerome Foundation.
  • Bernard Karpel
    'Bibliography', in Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine (eds.), Marcel Duchamp (Museum of Modern Art : New York/Philadelphia Museum of Art : Philadelphia/Prestel : Munich 1989) 327-335.
  • Yves Poupard-Lieussou
    'Bibliographie', in Marchand du Sel. Écrits de Marcel Duchamp / réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet. Collection '391', no. 1 (Le Terrain Vague : Paris 1959). A comprehensive and annotated bibliography by the vice-president and bibliographer of the Association Internationale pour l'Étude de Dada et du Surréalisme.
  • Claude Rameil
    'Bibliography Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968', in Pontus Hulten (ed.), Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968. Marcel Duchamp : work and life / texts by Jennifer Gough-Cooper and Jacques Caumont (Cambridge MA 1993).
  • Arturo Schwarz
    'Elements of a descriptive bibliography of Duchamp's writings, lectures, translations, and interviews', in Arturo Schwarz (ed.), The complete works of Marcel Duchamp. 3rd rev. and expanded paperback edition (Delano Greenidge Editions : New York NY 2000) 896-921.
  • Timothy Shipe
    'Marcel Duchamp. A Selective Bibliography', in Dada/Surrealism no. 16 (1987) 231-265 [online]; available at: [accessed 20 June 2011]; also in Rudolf Kuenzli and Francis M. Naumann (eds.), Marcel Duchamp. Artist of the century (MIT Press : Cambridge MA 1989) 231-265.
  • Timothy Shipe
    An exhibition list and updated bibliography [1969-1995] was published in the third edition of Arturo Schwarz's The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp (Delano Greenidge Editions : New York NY 1997) 933-948. A bibliographical update for 2000-2003 by Timothy Shipe, with the assistance of Kathryn M. Floyd, appeared in the journal Etant donné Marcel Duchamp no. 5 (2004) 168-173.
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  • THE BOX OF 1914
  • La Boîte de 1914 [The Box of 1914]. Marcel Duchamp published some notes in 1914; sixteen notes and one drawing, To Have the Apprentice in the Sun, reproduced photographically and mounted on board. The Box of 1914 appeared in an 'edition' of five. Three of the boxes were given as presents, the box with the original notes to Walter Arensberg (and now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art). The texts are amongst others reprinted in Michel Sanouillet (éd.), Marchand du Sel.
  • La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même (La boîte verte) [The Green Box] (Edition Rrose Sélavy : Paris 1934) 1 case : ill. (some col.), facs. The content is on view on the site of the Tate, London. Click here to start the series.
  • The Green Box
    'The Green Box' is a limited edition of notes on scraps of paper that details Duchamp's own explication of 'The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)'. A compilation of the artist's creative thought process during the conception and execution (1912-1918 while in Paris and New York) of The Large Glass, it is an essential counterpart to the material work it describes verbally. Containing one color plate, ninety-three notes, and photographs and facsimiles by Duchamp, the green-flocked cardboard box—produced in an edition of 320—provides valuable insight into how Duchamp developed and arrived at his legendary mechanomorphic style. Though each Green Box is organized in no particular order, there is an obsessive and disciplined quality to this project, due to Duchamp's insistence that he himself reproduce each edition by hand. Duchamp viewed the contents of The Green Box as more than a mere guide to understanding The Large Glass. Put differently, The Green Box was not a key to unlocking the secrets of The Large Glass but, rather, a verbal version of it. For Duchamp, The Large Glass represented a compilation of his ideas rendered visually; The Green Box was the verbal complement.
  • Two years prior to Duchamp's publication of the Green Box, some of his notes were published in the Surrealist issue of This Quarter. In 1957, The Readymade Press, New Haven CT published Marcel Duchamp. From the Green Box with 25 notes translated by George Heard Hamilton. In 1959, Michel Sanouillet republished all of the 1934 Green Box notes in Marchand du Sel. Écrit de Marcel Duchamp (Le Terrain Vague: Paris 1959). Then in 1960, the first complete English translation by George Heard Hamilton became available as part of a typographic version of The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even by Richard Hamilton.
    'Marcel Duchamp: The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box) (2002.42a-vvvv)', in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 (October 2006).
  • Á l'infinitif (La boîte blanche) / Marcel Duchamp (Cordier & Ekstrom : New York 1966) 1 case : ill. (some col.), facsims.; 34 cm. Facsimile reproductions of manuscript notes of Marcel Duchamp 1912-1920. The de luxe edition in limited edition of 150 (also called 'The White Box') includes English translation by Cleve Gray. The notes have been made more generally available through reprinting. A selection of them, redistributed by the editor among thematically related materials from the earlier boxes, appear in Arturo Schwarz's anthology Notes and Projects for the Large Glass and the entire contents are recapitulated in the French and English versions of Duchamp's complete writings edited by Michel Sanouillet and Elmer Peterson. Duchamp's original manuscript notes are in the Mary Sisler Collection, Museum of Modern Art.
  • George Heard Hamilton (ed.)
    Marcel Duchamp. From the green box / translated and with a preface by George Heard Hamilton (The Readymade Press : New Haven 1957). Twenty five notations from the 1934 edition of 94 documents relating to the conception of the Large Glass. Edition 400 copies.
  • Richard Hamilton (ed.)
    The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even. A Typographic Version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box / translated by George Heard Hamilton (Wittenborn : New York 1960).
  • Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk (eds.)
    Marcel Duchamp. In the Infinitive / A Typotranslation by Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk of Marcel Duchamp's White Box (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König for the Typosophic Society : Köln 1999).
  • Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk (eds.)
    Notes et/and Notations / Edition Richard Hamilton, Ecke Bonk. Typosophes sans frontières (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König : Köln 2002)
    • Contents
      Green Book: The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even. A typographic version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box. 3rd edition (London 1976).
    • White Book: Marcel Duchamp. A l'infinitif. A typotranslation by Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk of Marcel Duchamp's White Box (Northend Chapter 1999)
    • Guide Bleu: Marcel Duchamp. Notes et/and Notations. La marié mise à nu par ses célibataires, même. Á l'infinitif. Ecke Bonk / typosophes sans frontieres (2002).
  • Paul Matisse (ed.)
    Marcel Duchamp. Notes / préface Pontus Hulten; présentation et traduction = arrangement and translation Paul Matisse (Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou : Paris 1980). Among Marcel's papers after his death was a package containing notes that dated from 1912 to 1968. It was from this collection that he had chosen the notes that he published in the 'Green Box' of 1934 and the 'White Box' of 1966. Virtually all the others now appear in this book with accompanying transcriptions and translations.
  • Michel Sanouillet (éd.)
    Marchand du Sel. Écrits de Marcel Duchamp réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet / bibliographie de Poupard-Lieussou. Collection "391" (Le Terrain Vague : Paris 1959). Bibliography (p. 201-230) and in alphabetical order all the critiques for the Société Anonyme catalogue (Yale 1950). Edition 2000.
    Also published in English as Michel Sanouillet and Elmer Peterson (eds.), Salt Seller. The Writings of Marcel Duchamp (Oxford University Press : New York 1973). Reprinted in 2005 by DaCapo Press.
  • Duchamp du signe. Écrits / réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet. Nouv. éd. revue et augm. avec la collaboration de Elmer Peterson (Flammarion : Paris [1976]) Includes critical bibliography (p. 293-305). Reviewed edition of Marchand du Sel; republished in 1994. New edition in 2008: Duchamp du signe suivi de Notes. Écrits réunis & présentés par Michel Sanouillet & Paul Matisse. Nouv. éd. revue & corr. (Paris 2008) 432 p.
  • Arturo Schwarz (ed.)
    The Large Glass and related works. With nine original etchings by Marcel Duchamp and 144 facsimile reproductions of his notes and preliminary studies for the Large glass [also: Eros c'est la vie, Rrose Sélavy ] (Schwarz Gallery : Milan 1967-1968) 2 vols. Notes for the Large Glass in English and French on facing pages.
  • Notes and Projects for the Large Glass / selected, ordered, and with an introduction by Arturo Schwarz, translated [from the French] by George H. Hamilton, Cleve Gray and Arturo Schwarz (Thames & Hudson : London 1969). This volume includes all the notes then known in large format, with translations.
  • Serge Stauffer (Hrsg.)
    Ready made! 180 Aussprüche aus Interviews und Briefen von Marcel Duchamp / zusammengetragen, ausgew., übers. von Serge Stauffer. Rainbow Special 1 (Regenbogen-Verlag : Zürich 1973).
  • Marcel Duchamp. Die Schriften. Band I. Zu Lebzeiten veröffentlichte Texte / Übersetzt, kommentiert und herausgegeben von Serge Stauffer (Regenbogen-Verlag : Zürich 1981).
  • Marcel Duchamp. Interviews und Statements / gesammelt, übersetzt und annotiert von Serge Stauffer, Graphische Sammlung Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (Hatje Cantz Publishers : Stuttgart 1992).
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  • The Blindman, April - May 1917 (ed. by M.D., Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood).
  • Rongwrong, July 1917 (ed. by M.D., Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood)
  • David Antin
    'Duchamp and Language', in Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine (eds.), Marcel Duchamp (Museum of Modern Art etc. : New York etc. 1989) 99-115.
  • Susi Bloch
    'Marcel Duchamp's Green Box', in Art Journal 34, No. 1 (Autumn 1974) 25-29.
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  • Thomas Girst
    'Science meets Art: : This Quarter and Jacob Bronowski', in tout-fait. Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal1 (1999) 2 [online]; available at <> [accessed 28 June 2013]
  • Françoise Le Penven
    L'art d'écrire de Marcel Duchamp. Á propos de ses notes manuscrites et de ses boîtes Rayon art (Chambon : Nîmes, 2003). Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-186).
  • Sahat Maharaj
    'A Master of Veracity, a Cristalline Transubstantiation. Typo-translating the Green Box', in Martha Buskirk and Mignon Nixon (eds.), The Duchamp effect (Cambridge 1996) 60-91. A detailed account of the background of the Hamilton Project (1960) and of the two Hamiltons' efforts (with Duchamp's approval) in realizing the typo-translation.
  • Jennifer Mundy
    'An Unpublished Drawing by Duchamp : Hell in Philadelphia', in Tate Papers Issue 10 (2008) [online]; available at <> [accessed 25 June 2013]. This paper discusses a hitherto unpublished drawing by Marcel Duchamp that relates to his masterwork The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), 1915–1923. This drawing escaped the attention of Duchamp scholars because the artist gave it as a present to an American television producer in 1956. The significance of the note, together with the circumstances of the gift, is discussed here.
  • Paul Matisse
    'Some More Nonsense about Duchamp', in Art in America 68, no. 4 (1980) 76-83. Discusses the author's difficulty translating the previously unpublished notes found among the papers of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) after his death, particularly the artist's contradictory principles of his "Principle of Contradiction." [Historical Abstracts].
  • Rhonda Roland Shearer and Stephen Jay Gould
    'The Green Box Stripped Bare : Marcel Duchamp's 1934 "Facsimiles" Yield Surprises', in tout-fait. Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal1 (1999) 1 [online]; available at <> [accessed 25 June 2013]
  • Paul Thirkell
    'From the Green Box to Typo/Topography. Duchamp and Hamilton's dialogue in print', in Tate Papers Issue 3 (Spring 2005) [online]; available at <> [accessed 25 June 2013]
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    banner: portrait Marcel Duchamp [Photo Richard Avedon].