(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion
: 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.
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.