Dada and Existentialism

The Authenticity of Ambiguity

Author: Elizabeth Benjamin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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Offering new critical approaches to Dada as quintessential part of the Avant-Garde, Dada and Existentialism: the Authenticity of Ambiguity reassesses the movement as a form of (proto-) Existentialist philosophy. Dada is often dismissed as an anti-art movement with a merely destructive theoretical impetus. French Existentialism is often condemned for its perceived quietist implications. However, closer analysis reveals a preoccupation with philosophy in the former and with art in the latter. Moreover, neither was nonsensical or meaningless; both reveal a rich individualist ethics aimed at the amelioration of the individual and society. The first major comparative study of Dada and Existentialism, this text contributes new perspectives on Dada as movement, historical legacy, and field of study. Analysing Dada works through Existentialist literature across the themes of choice, alienation, responsibility, freedom and truth, the text posits that Dada and Existentialism both advocate the creation of a self that aims for authenticity through ambiguity.

The Dada Painters and Poets

An Anthology

Author: Robert Motherwell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 413

View: 973

Presents a collection of essays, manifestos, and illustrations that provide an overview of the Dada movement in art, describing its convictions, antics, and spirit, through the words and art of its principal practitioners.

Victim Vulnerability

An Existential-Humanistic Interpretation of a Single Case Study

Author: Eric Anton Kreuter

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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An examination of the psychological literature on victimisation shows disproportionately that we know more about the predator than we do the victim. Moreover, almost all the literature on the victim is presented from either a reductionistic or cognitive-behavioural point of view. This book examines the psychology of a victim of repeated criminal acts from the existential-humanistic perspective. The method used is the single case study. The subject, currently age 51, a pilot, was the victim of identity theft, extortion, and duress. These crimes, some of which are treated under federal law as violent by their nature or effect, resulted in a large, unrecoverable financial loss, suspension of the pilot's medical certification required to operate aircraft, abrupt termination of his chosen career, a continuing governmental record of being delusional despite overwhelming proof to the contrary, lasting emotional and physical distress, as well as other consequences. Meanwhile, the predator has harmed dozens of individuals, forming a diverse cohort. chronology of events defining his victimisation, which is followed by an existential interpretation. Interviews and archival data, including written and audio forms of documentation, have been incorporated into the study. Seven criteria were selected from existential-humanistic psychology that have been applied in the exploration of the behaviour and personality of the victim such as: the interior life-world of the person; self-actualisation needs vs. adjustment to social norms; meaning through suffering; being in the face of non-being; attitudes toward death and annihilation; dreams, visions, and mythic experience; and, existential use of the void. The study found characteristics of the psyche of a particular victim that may have made him vulnerable. These characteristics include: being overly trusting; being under the influence of a hero-rescuer archetype; and being overly reliant on instruments due to training as a pilot. Mainstream psychology has ignored this dimension, which is needed to understand the total person.

Memoirs of a Dada Drummer

Author: Richard Huelsenbeck

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 595

Huelsenbeck’s memoirs bring to life the concerns--intellectual, artistic, and political--of the individuals involved in the Dada movement and document the controversies within the movement and in response to it.

Dada

Paradox, Mystification, and Ambiguity in European Literature

Author: Manuel L. Grossman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: European literature

Page: 192

View: 430

New studies in Dada

essays and documents

Author: Richard Sheppard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 601

Dada

monograph of a movement

Author: Willy Verkauf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 188

View: 981

Dada

Performance, Poetry, and Art

Author: John D. Erickson

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 152

View: 180

The A to Z of Existentialism

Author: Stephen Michelman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 379

View: 633

The A to Z of Existentialism explains the central claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts in which it developed into one of the most influential intellectual trends of the 20th century. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries offering clear, accessible accounts of the life and thought of major existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as thinkers influential to its development such as Wilhelm Dilthey, Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, and Max Scheler.

The Dada Seminars

Author: Leah Dickerman

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 308

View: 378

Including 12 illustrated essays, these case studies on artists and concepts present Dada as a coherent movement with a set of operating principles.