The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon

Hans Richter

Dada : Art and Anti Art by Hans Richter, David Britt (Translator)
Book Description  "Where and how Dada began is almost as difficult to determine as Homer's birthplace," writes Hans Richter, who was associated with the movement from its early days. Here, through selections from key manifestos and other documents of the time, he records Dada's history, from its beginnings in wartime Zurich to its collapse in the Paris of the 1920s. Dada led on from Expressionism, Cubism, and Futurism, and in turn prepared the way for Surrealism. It was enlivened by bizarre and extravagant  personalities, notably Tristan Tzara, Francis Picabia, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Man Ray, whose contributions are fully discussed. The spirit of Dada reappeared in the 1960s in movements such as Pop Art, which are surveyed in the final section. 

Hans Richter: New Living by Arthur Ruegg (Editor), Andres Janser (Editor)
Book Description   "New Living" (Das Neue Wohnen) was the title of an exeptional architectural propaganda film created in 1930 by German avant-garde artist and filmmaker Hans Richter. It showcased exemplary modernist buildings and furniture--some of which were on view shortly after in the prestigious exhibition "The International Style"--and  contrasted them with the impractical, unhygienic living spaces that were the norm. Visually diverse and full of  experimental montage techniques, "New Living" pioneered a radical method of portraying architecture on celluloid.  Edited by Andres Janser & Arthur Ruegg. 

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