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DADA.

DADA

Rudolf Kuenzil

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'Dada' is an art movement of the 20th Century which challenged authority, hierarchy, and political control--making it a subversive force within the established art communities in Western Europe and America. In disturbing societal norms with respect to art and cultural production, it was the forerunner and midwife to such movements as punk rock and pop art, questioning all previous assumptions about originality, art, and the role of the artist. Dada maintained that everyone should be an artist and that almost anything could be classified as art. The result was an influence on the dominant culture with respect to radical groups, social movements, and artistic expression down to the present day. "DADA" by Rudolf Kuenzli provides an descriptive analysis within an historical context, examining Dada's impact and resonance in the art and culture of this opening decade of the 21st Century from the avant-garde work of such Dada luminaries as Hugo Ball, Marcel Duchamp, many Ray, Francis Picabia, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitter, Max Ernst, Lajos Kassak, and many others. Enhanced with the inclusion of Artists' Biographies, Authors' Biographies, a bibliography and an index, "DADA" is a seminal and core contribution to professional, academic, and community library Art History reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
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