A Fine unread copy in a Near Fine dust j with a slight crease to top edge of front panel and sunning to the spine. From Publishers Weekly: The ongoing feminist refashioning of the dada movement's history continues with this large, detailed and well-researched book, the first biography of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927), one of dada's most daring and prescient figures. A poet, sculptor, painter and possibly the first practitioner of what came to be called "body art," the baroness (as she was known to all following a brief marriage to a bona fide aristocrat) cut a remarkable swath through the bohemias of New York and Paris between the turn of the century and the roaring '20s. Fearless and relentless in her pursuit of pleasure and cultural disruption, she would appear (here in 90 b&w illustrations of her person and work) with long, lean body virtually nude; shaved head decorated with feathers and long ice cream spoons for earrings; declaiming the urgent collage of her poetry; virtually stalking such intrigued but terrified figures as William Carlos Williams; and fashioning ready-made sculptures from the most humble of materials. The achievements of such a mercurial being are hard to assess (the phrase "you had to be there" comes to mind for many of her performances), and Gammel, professor of English at the University of Prince Edward Island, shows an unfortunate overeagerness to incorporate into the baroness's artistic project what often seems merely erratic behavior. The latter's kleptomania, exhibitionism and anti-Semitism are easily made to fit into a postmodern critical vocabulary, but often this seems more like special pleading than useful argument. Gammel's prose can be pedestrian and clichE-ridden; at one point, figures "plunge" into various activities three times in five pages. All of the basic information is here, however (along with a few of the baroness's hard-to-find poems), and the vast trough of notes will be invaluable for the scholarship this pioneer deserves. Catalog Latte. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday ...
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication Date: 2002
Edition: First Printing of the First Edition.
Book Description The MIT Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Some tearing and fading to dust jacket. Light spot to fore edge. The pages are clean and unmarked, the binding tight. *p2. Bookseller Inventory # 1608180033
Book Description The MIT Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Clean, unmarked pages, minor wear to cover. Bookseller Inventory # 160829005
Book Description The MIT Press, Cambridge and London, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover book with pictorial DJ. Red cloth over boards. Lettering stamped in black on spine. Red endpapers. Title page not dated. Copyright page dated 2002. 535 pages. DJ is in very good condition with some light rubbing and minimal edge wear. No tears. Book also in very good condition. Front loose endpaper has a light smudge but pages otherwise clean and unmarked. No tears, no highlighting. Binding is tight. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white imagery throughout. Overall, a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2312
Book Description The MIT Press, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very good red boards in excellent DJ. As new. Heavy book. English text (V) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006339
Book Description MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. Cloth, xxv, 535 pp., illus., biblio., index; 24 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Spine slightly rolled at the crown. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (c. 1874-1927) is considered by many to be the first American dadaist as well as the mother of dada. An innovator in poetic form and an early creator of junk sculpture, 'the Baroness' was best known for her sexually charged, often controversial performances. Some thought her merely crazed, others thought her a genius. The editor Margaret Anderson called her "perhaps the only figure of our generation who deserves the epithet extraordinary." Yet despite her great notoriety and influence, until recently her story and work have been little known outside the circle of modernist scholars. In Baroness Elsa, Irene Gammel traces the extraordinary life and work of this daring woman, viewing her in the context of female dada and the historical battles fought by women in the early twentieth century. Striding through the streets of Berlin, Munich, New York, and Paris wearing such adornments as a tomato-soup can bra, teaspoon earrings, and black lipstick, the Baroness erased the boundaries between life and art, between the everyday and the outrageous, between the creative and the dangerous. Her art objects were precursors to dada objects of the teens and twenties, her sound and visual poetry were far more daring than those of the male modernists of her time, and her performances prefigured feminist body art and performance art by nearly half a century. / Irene Gammel is Professor of English at the University of Prince Edward Island." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 006955
Book Description The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2002. Hardbound. Book Condition: Very Good. Octavo in dust jacket, frontispiece illustration, xxvi, 535 pp., b/w photos, notes, bibliography, index Afterowrd by Gisela Baronin Freytag v. Loringhoven. Bookseller Inventory # 43066
Book Description The MIT Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0262072319
Book Description The MIT Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000004098
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0262072319GOA
Book Description The MIT Press 30 April, 2002, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # 66679