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Dada Hans Richter

Dada By Hans Richter

Dada by Hans Richter


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Summary

As a member of the first Dada group in Zurich during the First World War, the author was in a unique position to tell its history. In this book, he draws together not only important historical documents but the testimonies of friends, such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Raoul Hausmann.

Dada Summary

Dada: Art and Anti-Art by Hans Richter

As heard on BBC Radio 4's 'A Good Read'

'Where and how Dada began is almost as difficult to determine as Homer's birthplace', writes Hans Richter, the artist and film-maker closely associated with this radical movement from its earliest days. Here, he records and traces Dada's history, from its inception in wartime Zurich, to its collapse in Paris in the 1920s when many of its members were to join the Surrealist movement, to its reappearance in the 1960s in movements such as Pop Art. This absorbing eyewitness narrative is enlivened by extensive use of Dada documents, illustrations and texts by fellow Dadaists. The complex personalities, relationships and contributions of, among others, Hugo Bali, Tristan Tzara, Picabia, Arp, Schwitters, Hausmann, Duchamp, Ernst and Man Ray, are vividly brought to life.

Over a hundred years on from the riotous inception of Dada at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916, art historian Michael White provides a new introduction and commentary to a book that has become a legend in its own right, influencing a generation of performers and artists since its first publication in 1965 - David Bowie even quoted from Dada: Art and Anti-Art in his Scary Monsters album. Michael White has unearthed Richter's private correspondence with his fellow Dada artists to tell the story of how the book came about and, using previously unseen archive sources, enables us to read between the lines and discover the truth behind this most elusive of art movements.

Dada Reviews

'A first-rate history, objective and sober' - The Times
'Hans Richter is the ideal chronicler' - Guardian
'Such a historical work inevitably becomes a piece of art in its own right and this re-publication includes an extensive introduction and commentary ... that allows it to be appreciated by a whole new audience' - Art Book Review

About Hans Richter

Hans Richter (1888 -1976) was well known both as a painter and as a filmmaker. While in Zurich from 1916 to 1920, he started the Dada movement with Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara and others. In 1940 he left Europe for the US and became an American citizen. His films include Vormittagsspuk, Dreams that Money Can Buy, Dadascope and 8 x 8, produced in collaboration with Arp, Calder, Duchamp, Ernst, Huelsenbeck, Man Ray and others. His paintings hang in galleries around the world, and he is the author of several books on cinema and art.

Additional information

GOR010089891
9780500204313
0500204314
Dada: Art and Anti-Art by Hans Richter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2016-10-20
376
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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