0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works

Buy Now

Flight Out of Time - A Dada Diary (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R519
Discovery Miles 5 190
You Save: R57 (10%)
  • This item is a special order that could take a long time to obtain.

Flight Out of Time - A Dada Diary (Paperback, New Ed)

Hugo Ball; Volume editing by John Elderfield; Translated by Ann Raimes

Series: Documents of Twentieth-Century Art

 (sign in to rate)
List price R576 Loot Price R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 You Save R57 (10%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

A diary that is fragmentary, subjective, often opaque, presenting the image of a man talking to himself, justifying himself, bending reality into the shape of his own capabilities - but the only key to this public man. Hugo Ball, aesthete, poet, socialist, monk, and one of the founders along with Arp, Janco, Tzara and Huelsenbeck (for a review of his memoirs see below) of Dada in Zurich, 1916. The cradle of Dadaism was Bali's own Cabaret Voltaire (Voltaire represents the Enlightenment's anti-Christ, the arch-enemy of romanticism) and yet his involvement with this seminal movement of modern art was short-lived. His vivid descriptions of the wild performances, including programs of the evenings, are exciting and revelatory but comprise little of the diary. The author, who chose the infamous name of the group with the help of Huelsenbeck, was thinking not of a French hobbyhorse or a sign of affirmation but of the Pauline Dionysius the Areopagite: "I was called upon twice by Dionysius. D.A. - D.A." Despite his interest in a total art of pictures, music, dance, poems, his greater commitment was theological and moral. What an odd sort of founder for modern iconoclasm this devout Catholic, sometime disciple of Nietzsche and Bakunin, author of Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz and of an early appreciation of friend Hermann Hesse, seems to be. But the contradictions and fertility of his imagination mirror the Zeitgeist of German humanism from which Expressionist-related theories of art developed. Editor Elderfield also includes a foreword to the 1946 edition by cabaret-performer Emmy Hennings, Ball's wife, a lecture on Kandinsky whom Ball regarded as his aesthetic "priest," and the original "Dada Manifesto." An invaluable source for art historians and cultural critics. (Kirkus Reviews)
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.

General

Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Documents of Twentieth-Century Art
Release date: April 1996
First published: May 1996
Authors: Hugo Ball
Volume editors: John Elderfield
Translators: Ann Raimes
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 274
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-20440-9
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
Books > Biography > General
Promotions
LSN: 0-520-20440-9
Barcode: 9780520204409

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners