Dada à Paris by Michel Sanouillet Book Summary:
Le mouvement Dada a été fondé à Zurich par Tristan Tzara, Hugo Ball et Jean Arp et s’est manifesté sous des formes diverses mais toujours subversives, dans plusieurs pays. C’est à Paris qu’il allait atteindre son intensité maximale entre 1919 et 1923. Période brève mais marquée par de nombreuses publications, des manifestations et des expositions provocatrices ainsi que par le ralliement d’André Breton, Paul Eluard et Philippe Soupault, représentants d’une tendance qui devait conduire au surréalisme. Dada à Paris est l’ouvrage de référence sur ce mouvement. Nous vous proposons une édition entièrement revue, corrigée et augmentée de nombreux documents inédits.
Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Leah Dickerman Book Summary:
Along with Russian Constructivism and Surrealism, Dada stands as one of the three most significant movements of the historical avant garde. Born in the heart of Europe in the midst of World War I, Dada displayed a raucous skepticism about accepted values. Its embrace of new materials, of collage and assemblage techniques, of the designation of manufactured objects as art objects as well as its interest in performance, sound poetry and manifestos fundamentally shaped the terms of modern art practice and created an abiding legacy for postwar art. Yet, while the word Dada has common currency, few know much about Dada art itself. In contrast to other key avant-garde movements, there has never been a major American exhibition that explores Dada specifically in broad view. Dada--the catalogue to the exhibition on view in 2006 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and The Museum of Modern Art in New York presents the hybrid forms of Dada art through an examination of city centers where Dada emerged: Zurich, Berlin, Cologne, Hanover, New York and Paris. Covered here are works by some 40 artists made in the period from circa 1916, when the Cabaret Voltaire was founded in Zurich, to 1926, by which time most of the Dada groups had dispersed or significantly transformed. The city sections bring together painting, sculpture, photography, collage, photomontage, prints and graphic work.Relying on dynamic design and vivid documentary images, Dada takes us through these six cities via topical essays and extensive plate sections; an illustrated chronology of the movement; witty chronicles of events in each city center; a selected bibliography; and biographies of each artist--accompanied by Dada-era photographs.
Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Dorothea Dietrich Book Summary:
Now available in paperback, this lavishly illustrated and astonishingly comprehensive volume stands as the definitive study of the influential but deliberately elusive international Dada movement of the early twentieth 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, it 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.
The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris (October Books) by George Baker Book Summary:
The artist Francis Picabia--notorious dandy, bon vivant, painter, poet, filmmaker, and polemicist--has emerged as the Dadaist with postmodern appeal, and one of the most enigmatic forces behind the enigma that was Dada. In this first book in English to focus on Picabia's work in Paris during the Dada years, art historian and critic George Baker reimagines Dada through Picabia's eyes. Such reimagining involves a new account of the readymade--Marcel Duchamp's anti-art invention, which opened fine art to mass culture and the commodity. But in Picabia's hands, Baker argues, the Dada readymade aimed to reinvent art rather than destroy it. Picabia's readymade opened art not just to the commodity, but to the larger world from which the commodity stems: the fluid sea of capital and money that transforms all objects and experiences in its wake. The book thus tells the story of a set of newly transformed artistic practices, claiming them for art history--and naming them--for the first time: Dada Drawing, Dada Painting, Dada Photography, Dada Abstraction, Dada Cinema, Dada Montage. Along the way, Baker describes a series of nearly forgotten objects and events, from the almost lunatic range of the Paris Dada "manifestations" to Picabia's polemical writings; from a lost work by Picabia in the form of a hole (called, suggestively, The Young Girl) to his "painting" Cacodylic Eye, covered in autographs by luminaries ranging from Ezra Pound to Fatty Arbuckle. Baker ends with readymades in prose: a vast interweaving of citations and quotations that converge to create a heated conversation among Picabia, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Art history has never looked like this before. But then again, Dada has never looked like art history.George Baker is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an editor at October magazine and October Books. He is the editor of James Coleman (MIT Press) and a frequent contributor to Artforum.
Dada (Paris - 2005): Les Fiches Exposition d'Universalis (French Edition) by Encyclopaedia Universalis Book Summary:
Rien n'est plus étranger à l'esprit dada que la consécration. Le rejet de toute autorité et l'abandon du culte de la personnalité constituent même les rares principes qui ont animé, de 1916 à 1922, la geste dada...À PROPOS DE L’ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALISReconnue mondialement pour la qualité et la fiabilité incomparable de ses publications, Encyclopaedia Universalis met la connaissance à la portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 200 auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photos, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est la plus fiable collection de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.
The Star Alphabet of E.L.T. Mesens: Dada & Surrealism in Brussels, Paris & London by Christiane Geurts-Krauss Book Summary:
At once artist, composer, poet, editor, photographer, curator, gallerist and collector, Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens (1903–1971) was a formidably prolific and visible presence in European Dada and Surrealism. A close friend to Tristan Tzara, Theo van Doesburg and Erik Satie, Mesens orchestrated René Magritte’s international breakthrough and introduced the Surrealist movement to the United Kingdom, thus forging links between the Belgian, British and French branches of the movement. His collages and artworks, with their vacated spaces and odd geometries, recall the early work of de Chirico or the Dada collages of Raoul Hausmann. This superbly produced volume is the first substantial monograph on Mesens, who has long been a cult figure and object of intrigue (thanks in part to George Melly’s account of his ménage-a-trois with Mesens and his wife, in his autobiographical writings). Mesens’ art and life provide a crucial piece of the Surrealist puzzle.
Chroniques de l'Art Vivant n° 47 - Mars 1974 - Bibliocastes, Bibliophiles - Notes sur une possible fin des livres -Livres dépravés - Bibliocastes - Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Dada - Tracts Dada à Paris - De l'arrière-fait au Tiers-Monde - Hep, la d by Dada - Michel Vachey - Henri Chroniques de l'Art Vivant - Aimé Maeght et Jean Clair - Gilbert Lascault - Jean-François Lyotard - Jean-Christophe Amman - Michel Giroud sur Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes Book Summary:
411 pages. Illustré de graphiques et schémas en noir et blanc dans le texte. Scotch jauni au dos des plats. Quelques passages du texte soulignés. Etat d'usage 2ème plat abîmé Intérieur frais In-8 Carré Broché Collection 'U'.
QUOTIDIEN DE PARIS (LE) [No 376] du 24/06/1975 - REPUBLICA - LA LIBERTE D'ABORD - C.G.T. - C.F.D.T. - G. SEGUY - EDMOND MAIRE - PORTUGAL - OTELO DE CARVALHO - KNOKKE-LE-ZOUTE - LES RAVISSEURS DES DE ENFANTS COURENT TOUJOURS - DADA - LE CHEF DE L'ETAT OUGA by Collectif Book Summary:
REPUBLICA - LA LIBERTE D'ABORD - C.G.T. - C.F.D.T. - G. SEGUY - EDMOND MAIRE - PORTUGAL - OTELO DE CARVALHO - KNOKKE-LE-ZOUTE - LES RAVISSEURS DES DE ENFANTS COURENT TOUJOURS - DADA - LE CHEF DE L'ETAT OUGANDAIS ACCORDE A DENNIS HILLS UN SURSIS DE 10 JOURS EN ATTENDANT LA VISITE DE M CALLAGHAN - P.C.I. - M. BERLINGUER