Bay Area Dada / John Held

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Identifier: REF.AM.1375
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Copyright dates: 1998
Published by: Snowman Publications
Was created at: San Francisco
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Artists books series [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2007017815]
Artists' monograph on the Bay Area Dadaists, including newspaper clippings, advertisements, and other reproductions of art. "Dada artists, discernible as an active group between 1915 to 1922, experimented with illogical synchronistic approaches to new media (collage, assemblage, photomontage, sound poetry), in contrast to producing defined consumable artworks after years of academic study. Dada began in the burlesque theater of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, spreading to Paris, Berlin, Eastern Europe and New York, where younger artists, such as Marcel Duchamp, Tristan Tzara and Francis Picabia, sought to counterpoint a culture producing the wholesale carnage of WWI." -- from http://www.vorticeargentina.com.ar/escritos/mailart/bay_area_dada.html Includes separate sheet reading "Mister Alex -- I'm not sure if you have this, but you might find it interesting. keep in touch!" -- Picasso Gaglione