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  • Published: 7 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141191799
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $27.99

100 Artists' Manifestos

From the Futurists to the Stuckists




A new anthology of 100 years of artists', film makers' and architects' manifestos

In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of 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, Dalí, 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. Edited with an Introduction by Alex Danchev

  • Published: 7 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141191799
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $27.99

Praise for 100 Artists' Manifestos

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

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