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Auteur: Ades, Dawn (red.)
Titel: The Dada reader
Sub titel: A critical anthology

The revolutionary Dada movement, though short-lived, produced a vast amount of creative work in both art and literature during the years that followed World War I. Rejecting all social and artistic conventions, Dadaists went to the extremes of provocative behavior, creating 'anti-art' pieces that ridiculed and questioned the very nature of creative endeavor. To understand their movementís heady mix of anarchy and nihilism combined with a lethal dash of humor itís essential to engage with the artistsí most important writings and manifestos. Bringing together key Dada texts, many of them translated into English for the first time, this volume immerses readers in some of the most famous (and infamous) periodicals of the time, from Hugo Ballís Cabaret Voltaire and Francis Picabiaís 391 to Marcel Duchampís The Blind Man and Kurt Schwittersís Merz. Published in Europe and the United States between 1916 and 1932, these journals constituted the movementís lifeblood, communicating the desires and aspirations of the artists involved.
2006, 320 pag., Euro 23,75
Chicago University Press, Chicago, ISBN 9780226006987


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