100 Artists' Manifestos : From the Futurists to the Stuckists
About the book
In this one-of-a-kind volume, indispensable for students of art, architecture and film, Alex Danchev presents 100 Artists' Manifestos, each reproduced with an introduction on the author and the associated movement, in Penguin Modern Classics. This remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary. They are outlandish, outrageous, and frequently offensive. They combine wit, wisdom, and world-shaking demands. This collection gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, Le Corbusier, Picabia, Dali, Oldenburg, Vertov, Baselitz, Kitaj, Murakami, Gilbert and George, together with their allies and collaborators - such figures as Marinetti, Apollinaire, Breton, Trotsky, Guy Debord and Rem Koolhaas. Editor Alex Danchev is the author of an acclaimed biography of artist Georges Braque and is Professor of International Relations at the University of Nottingham. His other works include Alanbrooke War Diaries: Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke, The Iraq War and Democratic Politics and On Art and War and Terror. If you enjoyed 100 Artists' Manifestos, you might like John Berger's Ways of Seeing, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The Manifesto is remarkable for its imaginative power ... it is the first great modernist work of art' Marshall Berman
The Manifesto is remarkable for its imaginative power ... it is the first great modernist work of art Marshall Berman
The Manifesto is remarkable for its imaginative power ... it is the first great modernist work of art * Marshall Berman * This collection is a must ... because the passion that erupted in the early 20th century is in such counterpoint to our own more apathetic era -- Lesley McDowell * Independent * This ingenious anthology...is an inspiring book * Scotland on Sunday * 100 Artists' Manifestos [is] deftly selected and stylishly introduced by Alex Danchev -- Terry Eagleton * Times Literary Supplement * An absorbing capsule history of culture over the past century -- John Gray * Literary Review *
Alex Danchev Biography
Alexander Danchev (26 August 1955 - 7 August 2016) was a British historian, biographer, and army officer. His work ranged from military history to the lives of artists. His originality stems from a vast erudition put at the service of a cross-understanding of disparate fields such as art and war.
Early lifeDanchev was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1955 to Alfons Danchev, a Belgian-Bulgarian mining engineer, and his wife Anne (née Gilman). He studied history and economics at University College at the University of Oxford, where he graduated in 1977. He then attended Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge, where he received a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In 1978 he began teaching at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In this capacity, he served as an officer in the Royal Army Education Corps for the next ten years. In addition to his teaching activities, he studied War Studies at King's College London and received his doctorate there in 1984.
CareerIn 1988 he left the British Army and held a research fellowship at King's College London. He then became a Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University. He subsequently became a professor and head of department. From 2004 to 2014 he taught at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. In 2014 he moved to the University of St Andrews, where he taught as Professor of International Relations until his death. Danchev was a visiting fellow at Queen Mary, University of London and St Antony's College, Oxford. He wrote regularly for the Times Higher Education and Literary Supplements, the London Review of Books and the Guardian.
Personal lifeDanchev was married to Dee Cooper since 1998. His wife brought two daughters into the marriage. He died of myocardial infarction in August 2016 at the age of 60.
Selected worksOliver Franks: Founding Father, (1993, Oxford University Press, Oxford) Alchemist of War: The Life of Basil Liddell Hart (1998) War Diaries: Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke (2001) Georges Braque: A Life (2005) On Art and War and Terror (2009) 100 Artists’ Manifestos (2011) Cézanne: A life (2012) On Good and Evil and the Grey Zone (2015) Magritte: A Life (2021)
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|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||June 17, 2011|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|