Author(s): George Baker
A new theory of the readymade via a new reading of Picabia and a new writing of Dada.
"George Baker's book... is the first in English dealing specifically with Picabia's Dada work in Paris and is a serious rethinking of the readymade (the other, Picabian, one) based on a study of the artist's singularly multifarious practice." John Kelsey Artforum
Karl Toepfer is Associate Dean in the College of Humanities and the Arts, San JoseState University. He is the author of Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement inGerman Body Culture, 1910--1935 (University of California Press, 1997); Theatre,Aristocracy, and Pornocracy (PAJ Publications, 1991); and The Voice ofRapture (Peter Lang Publisher, 1991), as well as a novel, Ursumari (Orella, 2001),and numerous scholarly articles on theatre, dance, dramatic literature, and film. A currentproject is a book about ancient Roman dance drama.