Crisis and the Arts: The History of Dada: The Eastern Dada Orbit: Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Central Europe, and Japan

  • Volume 4
  • Editor: Gerald Janecek
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 081610588X
  • ISBN-13: 9780816105885
  • DDC: 700.9
  • Shipping Weight: 1.80 lbs ( .82 kgs)
  • 281 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1998 | Published



Eastern Dada Orbit is composed of two distinct parts and describes two largely unexplored aspects of Dada. The first, Dada in Central and Eastern Europe (including the former Soviet Union), edited by Gerald Janecek, was a previously closed field that scholars have since discovered reveals the significant influence of Dada on the region. The second part of this volume, Tada=Dada (Devotedly Dada) for the Stage: The Japanese Dada Movement 1920-1925, focuses upon the equally under researched area of Dada in Japan. Toshiharu Omuka traces the particular place of Dada within the dynamic development of Japanese modernism.



  • Gerald Janecek


"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