Flight Out of Time by Hugo Ball
A Dada Diary (Documents of Twentieth-Century Art)

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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.
 

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Hugo Ball (1886-1927) was the author of Herman Hesse, His Life and Work and Flight Out of Time, his edited diaries from 1910-1921, published in German editions in 1927. 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.
 
Published December 30, 1974 by Viking Adult. 254 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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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.

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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.

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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)

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