Crisis and the Arts: The History of Dada: Paris Dada: The Barbarians Storm the Gates

  • Volume 6
  • Editor: Elmer Peterson
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0816173745
  • ISBN-13: 9780816173747
  • DDC: 700.9
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 355 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



Paris Dada stands apart from the other Dada-doms treated in this series because of the sometimes complicated interaction between the French writers and artists associated with the movement and the band of avant-garde foreigners who flocked to Paris at the end of World War I. These foreigners -- Tzara, Picabia, Man Ray, Iliazd, et al -- were largely uninfluenced by the French tradition of mainly civil art and a call to "return to order" after the war. In this volume, editor Elmer Peterson has brought together essays that clearly show the interaction between the newcomers and the Parisian Dadaists that shaped this time in the history of the radical art movement.



  • Elmer Peterson


"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