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Generation Dada


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For the Berlin Dadaists, their identity as a collectiveand#151;Club Dada, to membersand#151;was an integral part of their artistic practice. But the circumstances that brought together the likes of George Grosz, John Heartfield, Raoul Hausmann, and Johannes Baaderand#151;renamed Propaganda Marshall, Monteurdada, Dadasoph, and Oberdada within the organizationand#151;have remained largely unexamined until now. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book documents the group's beginnings in wartime Berlin and reveals how these relationships influenced its provocative acts, which were inextricably tied to the era's chaos and brutality.


Studying how the Dadaists saw themselves as a new generationand#151;in contrast to their pacifist forebears, the Expressionistsand#151;the book sheds light on key developments and events, such as the First International Dada Fair, held in Berlin in 1920. It also offers the first serious consideration of the group's role in constructing its own legacy, even as the works were deliberately rooted in the ephemeral.

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Michael White is reader in the history of art at the University of York and is best known internationally for his research on the early-20th-century De Stijl group in the Netherlands.and#160;

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White, Michael
Yale University Press
Art - General
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Trade Cloth
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20 color + 130 b/w illus.
10 x 7.5 in

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