Dada and Surrealism A Very Short Introduction

A stimulating 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.

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192802545

Category: Art

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A stimulating 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.
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Dada and Surrealism A Very Short Introduction

Surrealism undoubtedly had its share of staged 'artistic' photography. Pre-eminent were the contrived studio set-ups of the ex-New York Dadaist Man Ray who had gravitated to Paris, like Max Ernst, at the very moment of the formation of ...

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577697

Category: Art

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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 recenlty 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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French Literature A Very Short Introduction

DADA AND SURREALISM A Very Short Introduction David Hopkins The avant - garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice , especially in contemporary art . In this new treatment of the ...

Author: John D. Lyons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199568727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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A concise and lively introduction to the world of French literature.-publisher description.
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Dada Magazines

T. J. Demos, “Circulations: In and around Zurich Dada,” October 105, 148. 22 David Hopkins's A Companion to Dada and Surrealism (2016), David Hopkins, Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Emily Hage

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342684

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Dada magazines made Dada what it was: diverse, non-hierarchical, transnational, and defiant of the most fundamental artistic conventions. This first volume entirely devoted to Dada periodicals retells the story of Dada by demonstrating the centrality of these graphically inventive, provocative periodicals: Dada, New York Dada, Dada Jok, and dozens more that began crossing enemy lines during World War I. The book includes magazines from well-known Dada cities like New York and Paris as well as Zagreb and Bucharest, and reveals that Dada continued to inspire art journals into the 1920s. Anchored in close material analysis within a historical and theoretical framework, Dada Magazines models a novel, multifaceted methodology for assessing many kinds of periodicals. The book traces how the Dadaists-Marcel Duchamp, Tristan Tzara, Dragan Aleksic, Hannah Höch, and many others-compiled, printed, distributed, and exchanged these publications. At the same time, it recognizes the journals as active agents that engendered the Dada network, and its thematic, chronological structure captures the constant exchanges that took place in this network. With in-depth scrutiny of these magazines-and 1970s “Dadazines” inspired by them-Dada Magazines is a vital source in the histories of art and design, periodical studies, and modernist studies.
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A Companion to Dada and Surrealism

2004. Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hopkins, David. 2007. Dada's Boys: Masculinity After Duchamp. New Haven and London: Yale Univeristy Press. Hopkins, David, and White, Michael. 2014.

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119238225

Category: Art

Page: 496

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This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender. This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field Offers historical coverage as well as in–depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres
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After Modern Art

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question.

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191084485

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.
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The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature

Hopkins, David, Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2004). Nadeau, Maurice, The History of Surrealism, trans. Richard Howard, intro. by Roger Shattuck (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard ...

Author: Brian Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521887083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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An engaging, highly accessible and informative introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
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Dada Culture

Die Fülle des Nichts: Wie Dada die Kontingenz zur Weltanschauung macht (Forum europäische Literatur 4). Munich: M Press. Foster, Stephen C. (ed.). 1996. ... Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Very short introductions 105).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789042029545

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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How Dada is to break its cultural accommodation and containment today necessitates thinking the historical instances through revised application of critical and theoretical models. The volume "Dada Culture: Critical Texts on the Avant-Garde" moves precisely by this motive, bringing together writings which insist upon the continuity of the early twentieth-century moment now at the start of the twenty-first. Engaging the complex and contradictory nature of Dada strategies, instanced in the linguistic gaming and performativity of the movement s initial formation, and subsequently isolating the specific from the general with essays focusing on Ball, Tzara, Serner, Hausmann, Dix, Heartfield, Schwitters, Baader, Cravan and the exemplary Duchamp, the political philosophy of the avant-garde is brought to bear upon our own contemporary struggle through critical theory to comprehend the cultural usefulness, relevance, validity and effective (or otherwise) oppositionality of Dada s infamous anti-stance. The volume is presented in sections that progressively point towards the expanding complexity of the contemporary engagement with Dada, as what is often exhaustive historical data is forced to rethink, realign and reconfigure itself in response to the analytical rigour and exercise of later twentieth-century animal anarchic thought, the testing and cultural placement of thoughts upon the virtual, and the eventual implications for the once blissfully unproblematic idea of expression. From the opening, provocative proposition that historically Dada may have been" the falsest of all false paths," the volume rounds to dispute such condemnation as demarcation continues not only of Dada s embeddedness in western culture, but more precisely of" the location of Dada culture." Ten critical essays by Cornelius Partsch, John Wall, T. J. Demos, Anna Schaffner, Martin I. Gaughan, Curt Germundson, Stephen C. Foster, Dafydd Jones, Joel Freeman and David Cunningham are supplemented by the critical bibliography prepared by Timothy Shipe, which documents the past decade of Dada scholarship, and in so doing provides a valuable resource for all those engaged in Dada studies today."
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A Cinematic Artist

of Dada by focusing heavily on the destructive , anti - art tendencies of the movement . ... See , for example , D. Hopkins , Dada and Surrealism : A Very Short Introduction , Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2004 , pp .

Author: Kim Knowles

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118846

Category: Performing Arts

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The American artist Man Ray was one of the most influential figures of the historical avant-garde, contributing significantly to the development of both Dadaism and Surrealism. Whilst his pioneering work in photography assured him international acclaim, his activity in other areas, notably film, is to this day both unknown and undervalued. During the 1920s Man Ray made four short experimental films and collaborated on a host of other projects with people such as Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, René Clair and Hans Richter. These works, along with a series of cinematic essays and home movies made during the 1920s and 1930s, represent the most important contribution to the development of an alternative mode of filmmaking in the early twentieth century. This book explores Man Ray's cinematic interactions from the perspective of his interdisciplinary artistic sensibility, creating links between film, photography, painting, poetry, music, architecture, dance and sculpture. By exposing his preoccupation with form, and his ambiguous relationship with the politics and aesthetics of the Dada and Surrealist movements, the author paints an intimate and complex portrait of Man Ray the filmmaker.
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Modernism A Very Short Introduction

A compact introduction to modernism--why it began, what it is, and how it hasshaped virtually all aspects of 20th and 21st century life

Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192804419

Category: Art

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A compact introduction to modernism--why it began, what it is, and how it hasshaped virtually all aspects of 20th and 21st century life
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