The Revolt of Art



ISBN: 9780500301197 Category:

Marc Dachy


The word ‘Dada’ was chosen at random by a group of young artists and writers from a dictionary in the Cabaret Voltaire in 1916; it soon came to represent a cause taken up by young utopians who were trying to counter the madness of the tumultuous years of the First World War.

From 1915 to 1925 the movement became international, with Dadaists in Zurich, Berlin, New York, Barcelona and Paris. Dada poets, painters, photographers and theorists – including Jean Arp, Johannes Bader, Hugo Ball, Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann, Marcel Janco, Man Ray, Francis Picabia and Tristan Tzara – overturned the prevailing aesthetic, changed art and redefined the relationship between the individual and society.

In this pocket-sized, profusely illustrated book, Marc Dachy sets out with passion to retrace the history of this infamous movement, which demanded works that were ‘strong, honest, precise and forever uncompromised.’

Additional information

Weight 208 g
Dimensions 12.6 x 17.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 22 May 2006
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.6 x 17.8 cm
Weight 208 g


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Marc Dachy has written widely on Dada and the Surrealists.