Included in this collection are texts ranging from Kurt Schwitters's Cow Manifesto to those written in the name of well-known movements—imagism, cubism, surrealism, symbolism, vorticism, projectivism—and less well-known ones—lettrism, acmeism, concretism, rayonism. Also covered are expressionist, Dada, and futurist movements from French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Latin American perspectives, as well as local movements, such as Brazilian hallucinism.
Influential, startling, unsettling, amusing, and continually engaging, these modernist manifestos give voice to a fascinating array of ideas and opinions that will prove invaluable to scholars and students of nineteenth and twentieth-century art, literature, and culture.
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Twenty-five years before Manifesto, she published a foreshadowing article titled "Notes on a Manifesto Style: 1924 Fifty Years Later."| Read Full Review of Manifesto: A Century of Isms
Caws notes that she has chosen statements by artists, preferring "the manifesto or statement of the believer to the explanatory talk of the...| Read Full Review of Manifesto: A Century of Isms