Encounters from Dada Till Today was written in the early 1970s by Hans Richter and translated by Christopher Middleton.
Originally published in German in 1973, this memoir has now been published in English for the first time to complement the LACMA exhibition catalogue Hans Richter: Encounters. In this book Richter reminisces about working side-by-side with the leading modern artists of the twentieth century.
Painter, filmmaker, writer, and teacher Hans Richter (1888–1976) was at the center of some of the most important movements in modernism, including Expressionism, Dadaism, Constructivism, and Surrealism. In contrast to the image of the lone artist creating in isolation, Richter’s long and prolific career was fueled by his encounters with others. With appearances by Calder, Cocteau, Duchamp, Eisenstein, Fellini, Höch, Kaprow, Malevich, Mondrian, Man Ray, and Tzara (to name just a few), Encounters from Dada till Today documents the collaborative aspirations of a generation of modern artists, as well as testifies to a lifetime of friendships forged in creativity.
- 130 pages, 10-1/3 x 8 x 1/2 inches
- 35 illustrations, 5 in color