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Dada 1916 in theory : practices of critical resistance

Dada 1916 in theory : practices of critical resistance

Author: Dafydd Jones
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Series: Value, art, politics, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Dada formed in 1916 in a world of rational appearances that belied a raging confusion - in the middle of the First World War, in the neutral centre of a warring continent, at the core of Western art. This book sets out new coordinates in revision of a formation that art history routinely exhausts by its characterisation as a 'revolutionary movement' of anarchic cultural dissent, in order to contest perpetuated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hans Arp
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dafydd Jones
ISBN: 9781781380208 1781380201
OCLC Number: 887795453
Notes: Series numbering from publisher's Web site.
Description: xiv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : against the 'infamous thing' --
Dada's radical negation : the declamators and poets of noise --
Becoming the Dada body : masks, dance and mime --
A disintegrating culture : Dada violence and degradation --
Dadaist disgust : ideology theory and the manifesto writings --
Hans Arp : resistance and the philosophy of virtual creation --
'L'amiral cherche une maison à louer' : the counterpoint and counterpolitics of language --
The rude product of luxury : Dada laughter --
Conclusion : permanent Dada --
Appendix: Zurich Dada chronology.
Series Title: Value, art, politics, 10.
Responsibility: Dafydd W. Jones.
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This book presents theoretical engagements with Dada - the cultural formation routinely characterised as 'revolutionary' - in order to contest perpetuated assumptions that underlie the popular myth.  Read more...


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