Mary Ann Caws (ed.): Manifesto: A Century of Isms (2001)

16 November 2017, dusan

“An anthology featuring over 200 artistic and cultural manifestos from a wide range of countries. It includes texts ranging from Kurt Schwitters’ ‘Cow Manifesto’ to those written in the name of well-known movements – imagism, cubism, surrealism, symbolism, and projectivism – and less well-known ones – lettrism, acmeism, concretism, and rayonism.”

Publisher University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2001
ISBN 0803264070, 9780803264076
xxxiv+713 pages

Reviews: Greil Marcus (Artforum, 2001), Publishers Weekly (2001), Gail McDonald (symploke, 2003), Cynthia Ellen Patton (College Literature, 2003).


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Rudolf E. Kuenzli (ed.): Dada and Surrealist Film (1987)

15 November 2017, dusan

“This collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements. The essays, which comment on specific films and deal with theoretical and topical questions, are framed by a documentary section that includes a photographic reproduction of the manuscript scenario for Robert Desnos’s and Man Ray’s L’Etoile de mer, and an introduction by the editor that provides a cogent working model for the difference between Dada and Surrealist perspectives.” (back cover)

Publisher Willis Locker & Owens, New York, 1987
This edition by MIT Press, 1996
ISBN 026261121X, 9780262611213
254 pages

Reviews: Andrew Horton (Film Quarterly, 1990), Bettina L. Knapp (L’Esprit Créateur, 1990).


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Willy Verkauf (ed.): Dada: Monograph of a Movement. Monographie einer Bewegung. Monographie d’un Mouvement (1957) [EN/DE/FR]

14 November 2017, dusan

“In Dada: Monograph of a Movement, detailed exposés are given of the history of dadaism and its effects on painting, sculpture, commercial art, literature, music, film and psychology, written by such competent collaborators as Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans Richter and more. Attention has been given to the relations of dadaism to expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and other isms. A chronology, a Dada dictionary, various documents in facsimile and more than 200 illustrations give a well-informing survey on dadaism, its participators and their works.”

Co-edited by Marcel Janco and Hans Bolliger
Publisher Alec Tiranti, London, 1957
188 pages


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