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.
"This is a world premiere in the field of scholarly publishing; an exhaustive compilation in an encyclopedic format of all that this artistic, literary, political, sociological and philosophic movement has covered... To my knowledge, no project of such magnitude has ever been attempted anywhere."
-- Michel Sanouillet, Dean Emeritus, University of Nice, France; founder and first president of the International Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism (November 2002)
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