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Flight out of time : a Dada diary /
by Hugh Ball ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Elderfield ; translated by Ann Raimes.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996.
description
lxiv, 274 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0520204409 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996.
isbn
0520204409 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1974. (The documents of 20th-century art).
catalogue key
587712
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-266) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Elderfield is Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the author of books on Henri Matisse, Kurt Schwitters, and others
Excerpts
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"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "InFlight Out of Timeone can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor,Berlin: Culture and Metropolis
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"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor, Berlin: Culture and Metropolis
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1996-05-01:
Published posthumously in 1974, Ball's work chronicles the beginnings of the Dada movement in Europe between 1910 and 1921. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1996-04-08:
Covering 1920- 1921, these journals offer an intimate glimpse into the founder of Cabaret Voltaire, the avant-garde hot spot that served as the birthplace of Dada. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Summaries
Long Description
Hugo Ball--poet, philosopher, novelist, cabaret performer, journalist, mystic--was a man extremely sensitive to the currents of his time and carried in their wake. In February 1916 he founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. The sound poems and performance art by Ball and the other artists who gathered there were the beginnings of Dada. Ball's extraordinary diaries, one of the most significant products of the Dada movement, are here available in English in paperback for the first time, along with the original Dada manifesto and John Elderfield's critical introduction, revised and updated for the paperback edition, and a supplementary bibliography of Dada texts that have appeared since the 1974 hardcover edition of this book.
Main Description
Hugo Ball (1886-1927)--poet, philosopher, novelist, cabaret performer, journalist, and mystic--was a man extremely sensitive to the currents of his time. In February 1916 he founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. The sound poems and performance art by Ball and the other artists who gathered there were the beginnings of Dada. Ball's extraordinary diaries, edited by John Elderfield, are here available in English in paperback for the first time, along with Elderfield's critical introduction and a new afterword, the original Dada manifesto, and a new selected bibliography of works by and about Hugo Ball and general works on Dada.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chronologyp. xlvii
Foreword to the 1946 Editionp. xlix
Prologue: The Backdropp. 3
Romanticism: The Word and the Imagep. 50
On the Rights of God and Manp. 133
Flight to the Fundamentalp. 183
Appendix
Dada Manifestop. 219
Kandinskyp. 222
Endnotes: Ball's Sourcesp. 235
Afterwordp. 238
Bibliographyp. 256
Indexp. 267
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