Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris

Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris

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Edited by Leah Dickerman. Preface by Earl A. Powell. Text by Leah Dickerman, Dorothea Dietrich, Brigid Doherty, Sabine T. Kriebel, Janine Mileaf, Michael R. Taylor, Matthew S. Witkovsky.

This lavishly illustrated and astonishingly comprehensive volume stands as the definitive study of the influential but deliberately elusive international Dada movement of the early 20th century. Organized according to the primary city centers where this shifting, quintessentially avant garde movement emerged, Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris features the work of 40 key artists, both infamous and lesser-known, including Louis Aragon, Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, André Breton, Otto Dix, Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, Tristan Tzara, and Kurt Schwitters, to name just a few, in media spanning painting, sculpture, photography, collage, photomontage, prints, and graphic work.

 

Dynamically designed with an uncommon intelligence suited to the complexity of the movement itself, this catalog contains hundreds of reproductions of works which, until the major traveling exhibition of 2005 and 2006 for which this book was originally produced, had for the most part never been seen in one place together. Documentary images, topical essays, and an invaluable illustrated chronology of the movement make this volume uniquely essential, along with witty chronicles of events in each city center, a selected bibliography, and biographies of each artist, accompanied by Dada-era photographs.

  • Softcover
  • 8.5 x 12 inches
  • 536 pages, 403 color and 217 b+w illustrations
  • Published: 2008


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