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The Dada Painters and Poets.

The Dada Painters and Poets

Robert Motherwell, editor. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989. This impressive anthology of essays, manifestos and illustrations was collected by Robert Motherwell in collaboration with several of the major Dada artists, including Duchamp, Arp and Max Ernst. An important historical document, it is also a fascinating and readable book.

First published in 1951, the book contains every major text of the Dada movement. The illustrations range from photos of the major Dada activists to examples of their artwork and antics. While Dada's literary ramifications are indicated, the volume is primarily concerned with visual works. The convictions and spirit of Dada are conveyed in this engrossing volume through work and image, and it is challenging fare. Strongly recommended!
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Author:Baker, David
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Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1989
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