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A landmark publication on Dada by one of its founding members, reissued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the movement’s birth. Hans Richter (1888–1976) started the Dada movement with Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara and others. Michael White is Professor of History of Art at York University.

188 illustrations 21.0 x 15.0 cm 376pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 204313 September £12.95

Dada: Art and Anti-Art Dada Centenary Edition Hans Richter With a new introduction and commentary by Michael White First published in English in 1965, Hans Richter’s Dada completely changed the interpretation of Dada from a literary phenomenon to an artistic one. Ever since, it has been the first port of call for anyone interested in the subject. As a member of the first Dada group in Zurich, Richter was in a unique position to tell its history, and his book draws together not only important historical documents but the testimonies of friends, such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Raoul Hausmann. Michael White provides a new introduction and commentary to a book that has become a legend in its own right, influencing a generation of artists since its first publication – David Bowie even quoted it on his Scary Monsters album. Michael White has unearthed Richter’s private correspondence with his fellow Dada artists to tell the story of how the book came about and, using previously unseen archive sources, enables us to discover the truth behind this most elusive of art movements.

‘One of the best and most consistently interesting documents on this extraordinary movement’ Sunday Times

A World of Art bestseller – the authoritative introduction to ancient Greek art, comprehensively updated for its fifth edition. Sir John Boardman is Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art in Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His other books in the World of Art series include Athenian Black Figure Vases, Athenian Red Figure Vases, and three volumes on Greek Sculpture.

311 illustrations 21.0 x 15.0 cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 204337 August £12.95

Greek Art Fifth Edition, revised and expanded John Boardman John Boardman has updated his definitive survey of Greek art, the most influential and widely known historic artistic tradition of the Old World. In the 20 years since the last edition, valuable evidence has come to light which has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the arts of ancient Greece and their influence. We now know that Greek artists in fact completed their stone sculptures with realistic colour, as well as working with a wealth of other materials on a major scale. We can identify the work of individual artists, and schools of artists, and have a clearer picture than ever before of how art and artistic traditions travelled throughout the Greek world and beyond it. Boardman encourages the reader to consider the masterpieces that have been preserved in their original context, not just the isolated installations of our modern galleries, weaving into his discussion of the arts insights into the society that produced them. Illustrated in full colour throughout for the first time, this fifth edition demonstrates more vividly than ever the artistic aims and achievements of ancient Greece.

‘One of the very best short histories of Greek art’ Financial Times

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