Flight Out of Time

A Dada Diary

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204409

Category: Art

Page: 274

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"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor, Berlin: Culture and Metropolis
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Dada 1916 in Theory

Practices of Critical Resistance

Author: Dafydd Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781386005

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Dada formed in 1916, embedded in a world of rational appearances that belied a raging confusion - in the middle of the First World War, in the neutral centre of a warring continent, fundamentally at the heart of Western art. This book sets out new coordinates in revision of a formation that Western art history routinely exhausts through its characterisation as a 'revolutionary movement' of anarchic cultural dissent, and does so in order to contest the perpetuated assumptions about Dada that underlie the popular myth. Dada is difficult and the response to it is not easy, and what emerge from the theoretical readings developed here are profoundly rational bases to the Dada non-sense that pitted itself against its civilised age, critically and implicitly to propose that Dada courses as vitally today as it did in 1916. The Zurich Dada formation initiated deliberate and strategic cultural engagements that struggled then, as they do now, to cohere in any sense as a 'movement', extreme in their ranges as diametrically hostile oppositionalities. Dada may be given art historically as identifiable along a trajectory of sustained ruptures and seizures, but it confounds all attempts at defined or definitive readings. This book duly offers not a history of Dada in Zurich but theoretical engagements of the emergencies and now the residue of the years 1916-19 - from 'lautgedichte' to laughter, masks to manifestos, chance to chiasmata - rounding to the 'permanent' Dada by which the formation ultimately breaks the containment and deep peace of art historical chronology.
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Ball and Hammer

Hugo Ball's Tenderenda the Fantast

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300083736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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"In Tenderenda, composed between 1914 and 1920, Ball recounts a hallucinatory tale of his own Dada enchantment and disenchantment. Jeffrey T. Schnapp introduces the book, elaborating the cultural and historical context of Ball's work and situating Hammer's work in relation to Dada. In a concluding essay, Hammer probes various aspects of Ball's asceticism, spirituality, and sexuality to arrive at a revisionist interpretation of Zurich Dada and the origins of modernism as well as postmodern art-making."--Jacket.
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The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s)

Exorcising Experimental Theater and Performance

Author: James M. Harding

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472036106

Category: Art

Page: 246

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Pronouncements such as “the avant-garde is dead,” argues James M. Harding, have suggested a unified history or theory of the avant-garde. His book examines the diversity and plurality of avant-garde gestures and expressions to suggest “avant-garde pluralities” and how an appreciation of these pluralities enables a more dynamic and increasingly global understanding of vanguardism in the performing arts. In pursuing this goal, the book not only surveys a wide variety of canonical and noncanonical examples of avant-garde performance, but also develops a range of theoretical paradigms that defend the haunting cultural and political significance of avant-garde expressions beyond what critics have presumed to be the death of the avant-garde. The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s) offers a strikingly new perspective not only on key controversies and debates within avant-garde studies but also on contemporary forms of avant-garde expression within a global political economy.
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Out of Time

Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816669953

Category: Art

Page: 285

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A new temporal aesthetic in films such as "Memento," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "2046," and "The Hangover."
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The Flight of Time

Author: Susan Connelly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475934885

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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When Boston private investigator Nell Prentice comes to the aid of a friend, she hopes good karma will follow and deliver a paying case. When the case appears its with a bonusNells assignment to locate a missing manuscript takes her right into the milieu of classical literature she loves. Sworn to secrecy, knowing the cost if she fails, Nell forges a path to the truth, even as her personal life moves along its own path toward a major change.
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Kiss the Sky

Helicopter Tales

Author: Jan Hornung

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469775123

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales is a humorous look at flying helicopters. Whether you fly fixed-wing or rotary-wing, or you know someones second cousin twice removed who flies kites, you can fly along with Bubba Huey in this hilarious book that will have pilots and pilot wannabes of all ages rolling with laughter. Included in the book is a history of helicopter flight, women in aviation, and a lesson in how helicopters fly.
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J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in and Out of Time

A Children's Classic at 100

Author: Donna R. White,C. Anita Tarr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810854287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Celebrating 100 years of Peter Pan, the book explores the cultural contents of Barrie's creation and the continuing impact of Peter Pan on children's literature and popular culture today, especially focusing on the fluctuations of time and narrative strategies. --from publisher description
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Out of Time

Music and the Making of Modernity

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023329X

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.
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Laser Spectroscopy

Vol. 2: Experimental Techniques

Author: Wolfgang Demtröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540749547

Category: Science

Page: 797

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Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and applications, this new edition of the standard reference and graduate text on laser spectroscopy has been completely revised and expanded. While the general concept is unchanged, the new edition features a broad array of new material. This new edition has been completely revised, especially the chapters on non linear spectroscopy, ion trapping, ultra short laser pulses and new developments. Fifty new figures illustrate the newest developments and results. The author is one of the most renowned experts in this area and no other book with this broad scope is available.
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