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Dada and Surrealism (Very Short Introductions)

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The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities of Zurich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and recently discovered examples in Eastern Europe.

Hopkins explores the huge range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism (collage, painting, found objects, performance art, photography, film) , whilst at the same time establishing the aesthetic differences between the movements. He also examines the Dadaist obsession with the body-as-mechanism in relation to the Surrealists' return to the fetishized/eroticized body.

Synopsis:

A short introduction to the many debates surrounding the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, such as the Marquis de Sade's position as a Surrealist deity, attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, and attitudes towards women.

About the Author

David Hopkins is Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of the bestselling After Modern Art: 1945-2000 in the Oxford History of Art series.

Table of Contents

1. Histories

2. Geographies

3. Art and Anti-Art

4. Actions

5. Politics

6. Minds

7. Bodies

8. Endings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802545
Author:
Hopkins, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Arts, Modern
Subject:
Surrealism
Subject:
History - Surrealism & Dadaism
Subject:
Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art-Surrealism
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 figures
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.82x4.40x.49 in. .39 lbs.

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