Crisis and the Arts: The History of Dada: Dada: The Coordinates of Cultural Politics

  • Volume 1
  • Editor: Stephen C. Foster
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0816173540
  • ISBN-13: 9780816173549
  • DDC: 700.9
  • Shipping Weight: 1.80 lbs ( .82 kgs)
  • 354 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1997 | Published



Dada: The Coordinates of Cultural Politics provides parameters for the historical and sociological context of Dada. In a collection of essays from internationally respected scholars, this volumes offers a nuanced explanation of Dada’s appearance in the visual arts, theater, media and literature. It further examines the relatinship between the various manifestos of the Dada movement and the artwork that came out of it. Finally essayists address the relevance of the study of Dada to contemporary issues and concerns.



  • Stephen C. Foster


"This highly praised essay series attempts a reevaluation of the Dada movement by applying recent scholarship to well recorded events. The series is organized according to geographical locales, but the volumes are uneven in quality and usefulness...Because of its outstanding collections of illustrations and its overview of the intellectual scene in this most central of cities, volume 6 in this series provides a service to the scholarly community, particularly lower and upper division undergraduates, and to general readers." -- Choice (March 2002)

— Choice