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Dadaism (Basic Art)by Dietmar Elger
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A precursor to surrealism, the Dada movement stressed the absurd and unpredictable, lashing out against traditional standards of aesthetics. Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray were among the most famous proponents of Dada, creating works that dared viewers to expand their notions of what can be considered art.
Featured artists include: Max Ernst, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Johannes Baader, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, Kurt Schwitters, Johannes Theodor Baargeld, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, and Man Ray
Contains 35 of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, portrait of the artist, and biographical information.
Detailed introduction to Dadaism with 30 photographs plus timeline of most important political, cultural, scientific and sporting events. Body of book contains 35 of most important works of epoch with interpretationand artist biography.
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