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Dada: Art and Anti-Art By Hans Richter David Britt,

  • Title: Dada: Art and Anti-Art
  • Author: Hans Richter David Britt
  • ISBN: 9780500200391
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 and transforming movement from its earliest days Here he records and traces Dada s history, from its inception in about 1916 in wartime Zurich, to its collapse in Paris in 1922 when many of its members we 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 and transforming movement from its earliest days Here he records and traces Dada s history, from its inception in about 1916 in wartime Zurich, to its collapse in Paris in 1922 when many of its members were to join the Surrealist movement, down to the present day when its spirit re emerged first in the 1960s with, for example, Pop Art.This absorbing eye witness narrative is greatly enlivened by extensive use of Dada documents, illustrations and a variety of texts by fellow Dadaists It is a unique document of the movement, whether in Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Paris or New York The complex relationships and contributions of, among others, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Picabia, Arp, Schwitters, Hausmann, Duchamp, Ernst and Man Ray, are vividly brought to life.
    Dada Art and Anti Art 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 and transforming movement from

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    1. Dada was, according to this book a unique mixture of insatiable curiosity, playfulness and pure contradiction __dADA was not though ground breaking, utterly original Its cabaret style, its insulting of audiences, its clowning and provocations, manifestos, photo montages and random poetry, were all lifted directly from the Futurists who preceded it.__DAdA employed randomness, spontaneity and nonsense, not in place of order, premeditation and sense, but in combination, head on the collision was th [...]

    2. Hans Richter s first person narrative, describing in adamant detail the Dada movement a storm that broke over the world of art as the war did over the nations is luxuriously rich in summarizing Dada on all accounts, unraveling the misunderstandings that currently constitute the image of Dada Dada Art and Anti Art is the Dada Bible In 1909 the Italian Futurists were publishing manifestoes which were as like Dada as two peas in a pod From the Futurists came the Swiss Dada movement, beginning in Zu [...]

    3. An enlightening and entertaining first hand account of Dada s beginnings and its proponents Hans Richter is charming, funny and humble as he unwinds personal recollections and accounts of the various personalities and how they left their marks on Dada, and, in turn, the 20th century The original spirit of the anti art movement comes through clearly as he speaks of these restless souls If their intention was to destroy art, they failed all were too creative not to have left art behind them as the [...]

    4. Dada has been often scorned Wedged between expressionism and surrealism, it was underestimated This is undoubtedly because there were very strong personalities and several places Zurich, Berlin and Paris.Richter is a singular personality Artistically, he was a po te and painter When he has flees from Germany, he s gone in New York where he directed the cin mathec He made several surrealist films with his friends Calder, Cocteau.Several artists dADA will wrote the history of their movement The be [...]

    5. A primary resource written by a Zurich Dadaist.I read the book because I need to do some dramaturgical work for Tom Stoppard s play, TRAVESTIES.

    6. Hans Richter was an early if not prominent member of the Zurich Dada movement, who was involved in much of what he describes here contrary to what I expected from the polemical tone of the quotations in the introduction by Dacha that I read previously, he does not try to present himself as a central figure than he was or attack other figures in the movement In fact I was impressed that he deals sympathetically with all the people involved from Ball and Tzara to Heulsenbeck and Hausmann and even [...]

    7. From the beginning, Dada was thus replaced by a thoroughly blurred mirror image of itself Since then, even the mirror has broken Anyone who finds a fragment of it can now read into it his own image of Dada, coditioned by his own aesthetic, national, historical, or personal beliefs and preferences Thus Dada has become a myth.Dada fascinates me because it is so much than the sum of its parts Here Richter gives a good account of all of those parts and the greater sums they built towards, part acad [...]

    8. As usual, not the same edition I have, not the same cover art but, whatever I wonder how many bks had Anti Art in their titles before this one Not many I imagine This bk was written in the early 1960s when Richter, a major dadaist, was an old man probably in his 60s In chapter 8 Neo Dada , he writes about pop art by commenting The anti aesthetic gesture of the ready made , and the blasphemies of Picabia, now reappear in the guise of folk art as comic strips or as crushed automobile bodies They a [...]

    9. Excellent first hand for the most part account of the genesis, rise, and dissolution of Dada Richter breaks the history of this international movement into chapters on each of the key groups Zurich Dada, Berlin, New York, Paris, etc This volume is invaluable not only for Richter s insights down to earth and filled with humor , but for the treasure trove of original documents he includes The chapter on Kurt Schwitters, and the inclusion of Max Ernst s auto biography are worth the price of admissi [...]

    10. Absolutely positively one of the very best intros to Dada history, from one of the original prime movers in Zurich and later I think Berlin Much comprehensive of non central Dada locations like Spain and France than other similar histories Like all histories written by people who were there, though, it is pretty subjective at times Richter doesn t have much nice to say about Tristan Tzara, though he s considerably generous than Richard Hulsenbeck in his Memories of a Dada Drummer , but I think [...]

    11. This book offers a history of the art movement told from the inside An artist who was there from the start writes about the Dada scene It certainly doesn t lack enthusiasm But even at the best of times, writing about art tends to be hard to penetrate, verbose and likely to drift onto the pompous there s often little direct and clear explanation Critics and artists both tend to adopt this style, as if it s something they were sworn to do at art school If you want an academic book about Dada, with [...]

    12. I had to write a term paper on Dada and Tristan Tzara for one of my obligatory courses and could not find any reliable and extensive literature in Croatian, my native language, and was supposed to find some sources in English or some other language I came across this book and it served me than enough, while allowing me to delve deeper into the matter and understand the whole concept of Dada as art and anti art I truly recommend this book to all those who would like to gain some knowledge about [...]

    13. This publication deals with a phenomenon of Dadaism it is a readable and consistent review of the movement s history,of anecdotes about certain Dadaist artists, and of motives and logic behind it Book s author was in the core of the original movement himself, which makes this book a sort of recollection and a self explanation from the temporal distance This book has a perfect balance between historical facts and fun anecdotes It is enjoyable read, filled with illustrations on which you can se so [...]

    14. Just watched a live show of Richter s earliest films, from the 1920 s, set to music improvised by a live 20 piece orchestra I have always been interested in Dada and Surrealism, but these films were mind blowing So many iconic images which I have seen in films so many times from Bu uel to Hitchcock even but were obviously Richter s original conceptions I don t have it but must now read this book Feeling inspired and refreshed.

    15. Informative and chock full of entertaining anecdotes, but admittedly doesn t focus enough on the artists I really care about namely, the women Loved the section on Kurt Schwitters and the descriptions of various wacky dada performances Also loved how Hans Richter so obviously disliked Andre Breton, who sucked Overall a strong general introduction to the movement with a good balance of first person observations and objective sources.

    16. This is an essential book documenting dada from the first hand perspective of an artist participating in dada from its first chapter in Zurich during World War One There is better material about its performance art elsewhere, and comprehensive collections of dada experiments in poetry, but this account is personal, opinionated, and lively, and my Oxford edition is loaded with black and white and color photographs and reproductions of art.

    17. Richter doesn t stay confined within the bounds of academic art history as he writes about how Dada sprung up internationally Sharing personal reminiscences and using primary source material, he gives a good overview of Dada s politics, aesthetics, attitudes, and feuds Well, minus all women Dadaists except when they re mentioned as the wife, girlfriend, or lover of a male artist.

    18. Essential document of a time and a group that were against documentation of sorts DADA is probably one of the great things, movements, a mere gesture, the party that is the most important aesthetic border line political ever in the 20th Century If world war one produced anything interesting, it must have been DADA.

    19. I loved reading about the Dada movement from one of the inside players Sometimes because of his involvement the author s point of view is rather limited But what an amazing resource to have this man s writing.

    20. From the pen of a participant in the Zurich Dada art movement comes this accurate, to the best of his ability, recollection of the chronology of the dada art movement as it evolved into non art, anti art, and minimalism.

    21. At times a bit dogged, but if you are interested in Dadaism you should check it out It has some really colorful stories of Dada figures and their bizarre lives.

    22. Great introduction to the philosophical issues surrounding Dadaism Also a plus the author was part of the movement and friends with many of its major players.

    23. I read this book in college for a class on the Dada movement It was excellent, and really gives the reader a keen understanding of the background surrounding the movement.

    24. hilariousa history of dada which of necessity stands as a major work of dadamehow politely and brutally cynical at the same time

    25. Great overview of the dada movement written by dada painter and film maker Hans Richter Heavily illustrated and annotated Excellent bibliography.

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