Dada Themes and Movements (Hardcover First Edition 2006) by Rudolf Kuenzli


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New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only. New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing and abrasion, Not for fussy buyers. This solid monograph is a FIRST EDITION in Phaidon's expanded "Themes and Movements" series, which examines major art movements of the 20th century. The books in the series will follow the same format, each providing a comprehensive survey, extended captions, documents, and primary texts by critics, historians, and theorists. Other Themes and Movements Titles Available (Photo 2) Review "Traces the progression and development of one of the most revolutionary movements of the 20th century, and what is unusual - if not unique - in a book on this subject, it seeks to show how Dada has influenced contemporary artists and art theory... A comprehensive study."-The Art Newspaper "Lavishly oversized and impressively illustrated, DADA, will probably serve as the definitive study of the movement for some time now."-ARTimes "Phaidon and Kuenzli offer a rich foundation with which to dive deeper into a study of not only dada practices and art but also to European art movements of the 20th century. Big illustrations, rich explanatory notes and references make this another must-have from Phaidon press."-Slug "This latest edition to Phaidon's Themes and Movements series follows hot on the heels of the 2005 exhibition catalog and succeeds in adding depth to the existing survey literature."- Library Journal "Phaidon's Themes and Movements series seeks to provide the late 20th-century art history books of the future."-Art Monthly Synopsis Dada developed in distinct periods and locations, providing the structure of the book. From Europe and New York during the First World War it spread to Eastern Europe and Japan in the 1920s. Its re-emergence as Neo-Dada in the 1950s and influence on Fluxus in the 1960s was linked to emigres such as Marcel Duchamp and Hans Richter. Survey: International Dada expert Rudolf Kuenzli surveys Dada in its historical context and examines its significant impact and resonance in art and culture today. Linking visual art, performance and literature, this is a fresh treatement of Dada as the Dadaists saw it. A reassessment of one of the twentieth century's most revolutionary movements in the arts, Kuenzli's clear style is accessible to the scholar and the general reader. Works: Each image is accompanied by an extended caption. The book is organized chronologically and geographically around major explosions of Dada activity. From its inception in Zurich during the First World War, we follow Dada to New York, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, Paris, Central and Eastern Europe, and Japan, finally looking at Neo-Dada. Arp's Automatic Drawing; Marcel Duchamp's readymades and Man Ray's assemblages; Francis Picabia's paintings linking machine and human form; collage with political comment from Raoul Hausmann and Hannah Hoch; Kurt Schwitter's all-encompassing concept of Merz; Max Ernst; from the East, the graphics of Lajos Kassak and El Lissitzky; Okada Tatsuo's constructions and fireworks attached to the cover of Mavo magazine. A look at Neo- Dada includes Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning and the Happenings of Hi Red Center. Documents include a comprehensive collection of original Dada writings, researched at the International Dada Archive and sourced from around the world. Poetry, manifestos and statements are presented together with letters between Tristan Tzara and Marcel Duchamp; Beatrice Wood describes 'The Richard Mutt Case' (the first exhibition of a urinal) to her readers of The Blind Man in 1917; and in recent interviews artists such as Allan Kaprow and Arman relate their Dada inheritance. About the Author Rudolf Kuenzli is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa. He surveys Dada in its historical context and examines its significant impact and resonance in art and culture today. Series: Themes and Movements Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Phaidon Press 1st ed 2006 Language: English ISBN-10: 0714844233 ISBN-13: 978-0714844237 Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.5 x 11.8 inches